Our mild climate and flat terrain provide an ideal environment for bicyclists and pedestrians. We build facilities and operate programs to support bicycling and walking.
We also coordinate with other City programs to enhance bicyclist and pedestrian safety around schools and in neighborhoods.
- School safety program
- Trails program
Better Bike Plan 2025
The City of San José has kicked off a year-long effort to update our bike plan. We need your help to create a San José where people of all ages and abilities can bike for transportation, recreation, and just plain fun!
Learn more about the plan and provide your input on our interactive map.
We implement projects that support bicycling as a viable mean of transportation.
Goals of the program are to:
- Achieve 5% of trips by bike by 2020
- Achieve 15% by 2040
- Build a 400-mile on-street bikeway network
- Work with the Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department's Trail Program to complete a 100-mile off-street bikeways network
These goals can be found in three City Council-approved plans:
As of spring 2017, the City has completed approximately 285 miles of on-street bikeways and 57 miles of off-street trails.
We actively seek grant funds to support implementation of bikeways and related programs. The Department also seeks opportunities to maximize resources, such as coordinating our citywide bikeway implementation with our pavement maintenance program.
Some active and recently completed projects include:
- Central San Jose Bikeways Projects
- Bay Area Bike Share
- For information on using bike share, please visit www.fordgobike.com
- Public Bicycle Parking Program
- Citywide Bikeway Implementation
- Hedding Street Green Bikeway (Completed Summer 2013)
- San Fernando Street Green Bikeway (Completed Fall 2013)
- Pedestrian Signal Retiming Project
- Click here to view the final status of the Branham Lane Bike Lane Project
Bike and Scooter Share
Ford GoBike is the Bay Area's bike share system, with thousands of public bikes for use across San Francisco, East Bay and San José. Our bike share is designed with convenience in mind; it’s a fun and affordable way to get around town.
E-bikes and E-scooters
New e-bike and e-scooter options began appearing in San José in March of 2018. The City is currently developing regulations to see that these systems are operated safely and responsibly.
See frequently asked questions and answers about e-scooter sharing to the right.
This map shows the location of bike racks that we own and maintain. Bike racks at other facilities like VTA Transit Stations or San Jose State University are not shown on this map.
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