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The City of San José began the installation of 47 pedestrian-focused signs in and around downtown to encourage travel by foot.     
Walk [San José]
 is a collaboration with Walk [Your City], a civic startup focused on making cities more livable. 

Walk [San José] signs direct pedestrians to parks, venues, services and nightlife that might be closer than they realized. Supported by the Knight Foundation, the effort supports San José’s goals to increase pedestrian accessibility and navigability by creating a more inviting and walkable city for all.

In April 2015, the City and its partners began installing these pedestrian-focused signs in and around downtown to encourage travel by foot. The initial set of signs supports pedestrian connectivity along two east-west corridors, St. John Street and Santa Clara Street, for visitors, residents and downtown workers. Throughout 2015 more signs will appear -- let us know what you think should be included by giving feedback through

Walk [Your City]’s goal is to increase walkability and civic engagement, and works alongside city staff and community members to create and organize pedestrian-friendly signs—showing the distance in minutes to selected destinations. To attract more pedestrians to downtown and encourage travel outside of vehicles, the hope is that Walk [San José] provides information on walking that is simultaneously useful, safe, comfortable and interesting.
  Map of origins and destinations
  Photo Stream (Courtesy of Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious)
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