Through numerous community discussions, residents and business owners in San Jose’s West San Carlos and South Bascom Urban Villages have called for streets that are safer for people walking and biking. One priority in the area was the completion of a bikeway on Scott Street.
This spring, Street Plans worked with Greenbelt Alliance, the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association and other partners to create a 2-day “demonstration project” showing what a safer Scott Street could look like. The project took place during Bike Month and featured temporary sharrow markings on the street (in advance of a planned permanent sharrow installation by San Jose DOT this summer), an energizer station with free bike repair, and a bike-themed block party. Thank to all the partners who made this event such a success: Performance Bicycle, Our City Forest, San Jose Fire Department, San Jose DOT, Be The Change Yoga & Wellness, and our many neighbors and volunteers!
Click here to see photos of the project.