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  1. SF: SFMTA Retracts Report of 651% Jump in Bike Traffic on San Jose AvenueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 |

    The SFMTA has retracted its report last week of a 651 percent jump in bicycling on northbound San Jose Avenue after a traffic lane was removed to widen the bike lane. The actual increase in morning peak-hour bike counts was 14 percent, said SFMTA spokesperson Ben Jose.


  2. SF: San Jose Ave Bike Traffic Jumps 651%; More Traffic Calming Measures Go InRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 |

    San Jose Avenue seen last June, just after bike lane upgrades and a road diet went in. Photo: Frank Chan/Flickr Morning bike traffic increased by a whopping 651 percent on northbound San Jose Avenue after a traffic lane was removed and the bike lane was widened with a buffer zone a year ago, according to the SFMTA.


  3. Today: VTA Board Could Enshrine Road Expansions in Sales Tax MeasureRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 |

    Santa Clara County's proposed 20-year sales tax could go toward making dangerous mega-wide roads like the Lawrence Expressway even wider. Photo: Santa Clara County The Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors today could enshrine road widenings in its 20-year transportation sales tax, proposed for the ballot in Santa Clara County this November.


  4. San Jose to Adopt Vision Zero But No Target Date to End Traffic DeathsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 |

    San Jose's Vision Zero plan doesn't set a target date to eliminate traffic fatalities, only declaring a goal of "ASAP" - as soon as possible. Image: City of San Jose The San Jose City Council is expected to adopt a Vision Zero plan [ PDF ] tomorrow, making it the third major city in the Bay Area and the tenth in the nation to commit to ending traffic deaths.


  5. New Bike Lanes in Sunnyvale Could Be Just the Beginning for El Camino RealRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 |

    The first bike lanes installed on El Camino Real, in Sunnyvale, are six feet wide and run unprotected next to 14-foot wide traffic lanes. Photo: Andrew Boone To build a bike network, you've gotta start somewhere, and on El Camino Real, it started in Sunnyvale last month.


  6. San Jose Council Calls for Banning Sidewalk Cycling on Five Downtown StreetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 |

    Bicycling on Santa Clara Street's sidewalks in downtown San Jose will remain legal, but will be banned on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and San Fernando streets. Photo: City of San Jose Last Tuesday, the San Jose City Council voted unanimously directing the city's transportation department to draft an ordinance prohibiting bicycling on sidewalks along five streets in the city's downtown: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and San Fernando.


  7. SF: VTA Cuts Alum Rock and Santa Clara BART Stations From Funding PlansRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 |

    An artist's rendering of the proposed Five Wounds Urban Village, which would redevelop an industrial site with new housing, office, and retail space around a new Alum Rock BART Station. Image: Taeker Planning & Design Valley Transportation Authority officials announced on October 6 that they would not seek federal funds in 2015 to construct Alum Rock and Santa Clara BART stations planned as part of the transit system's extension through downtown San Jose.


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