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San Jose Pop Up Bikeways

The city of San Jose will demonstrate two-way pop up protected bikeways along 4th Street across downtown from San Salvador Street to St James Street next Monday afternoon. Volunteers under the direction of city staff will pop up temporary protected bike lanes of different types on both sides of 4th – all between St. James read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose Kooser Road safety improvements meeting

San Jose DOT will repave Kooser Road from Camden Avenue to Blossom Hill Road later in 2017. As part of the pavement project, the City of San Jose DOT plans a 4-3 lane reduction between Camden and Meridian. The community can give their input on these plans at a community meeting Tuesday, June 6th, 2017, read more » Continue reading »

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Bike culture at Adobe Systems

Sal Pizarro writes about the 250 Adobe employees who make 1600 trips each month by bike at Adobe’s headquarters in downtown San Jose. He mentions some of the ways Adobe encourages bike commuting for their workers, but he missed what I think is the key element: Adobe’s decision in the 1990s to build a million read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose’s first cyclist fatality for 2017: Leigh and Coit

On Tuesday afternoon, San Jose Police reported the city’s first fatality of a person riding a bicycle. SJPD currently investigating a fatal collision involving a vehicle vs. bicyclist at Leigh Ave and Coit Dr. Please expect traffic delays. — San Jose Police Dept (@SanJosePD) March 21, 2017 According to the Mercury News, the crash occurred read more » Continue reading »

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San Jose Trails report, and a South Bay creek trail cleanup this weekend

Many of our creekside trails have been underwater for several weeks after this season’s epic winter storms. The rivers are finally subsiding, exposing a mess of mud and debris. Maybe you can’t donate $5 million in flood relief like self-made billionaire Kieu Hoang did last week, but you can spare ten bucks for a shovel, read more » Continue reading »

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Guadalupe River Trail mud clearing day

Update: The Guadalupe River Trial under Highway 101 is (more or less) passable. The real problem spot now is the trail under Montague Expressway. We’ll work there this Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This chart from the United States Geological Survey shows the level of the Guadalupe River underneath Highway read more » Continue reading »

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Road and trail closures: Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties

With record-breaking rainfall throughout Northern California abating for now, a bunch of us will be tempted to hit the roads on our bikes. Several favorite road cycling roads are closed, including Mount Hamilton Road, Niles Canyon, Soquel-San Jose, and more. Santa Cruz County Road Closures list is updated throughout the day and seems to be read more » Continue reading »

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SF South Bay: Bike meetings tonight, and more

Here are opportunities for you to speak up as a cyclist at various Santa Clara County meetings tonight (Tuesday, January 25, 2017). Thank you for your help and participation. The San Jose Team meeting happens tonight at the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition office in downtown San Jose. Meeting begins 6:30 P.M. You can bring your read more » Continue reading »

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Begin 2017 with San Jose Bike Train

Happy New Year, all. San Jose Bike Train rolls this coming Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 8:15 A.M. If you can make your way to the vicinity of downtown San Jose, join us the first week of 2017 at Caffe Bel Bacio located directly on the Guadalupe River Trail between Julian and St James Streets read more » Continue reading »

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Shopping mall bike lockers

Christmas shopping apparently began early for many people, with crowds reportedly trapped in the parking garage for up to three hours at one popular shopping mall in Silicon Valley, California before the Thanksgiving Holiday. Some shoppers at Westfield Valley Fair abandoned their cars, walked out to the street and Ubered their way home. Valley Fair read more » Continue reading »

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