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Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Program in San Jose's Department of Transportation implements projects that support bicycling as a viable means of transportation.

Goals of the program are to achieve a 5% of trips by bike by 2020; achieve a 15% by 2040; build a 400-mile on-street bikeways network; and work with the Parks Department's Trail Program to complete a 100-mile off-street bikeways network.  These goals can be found in three City Council-approved plans: Bike Plan 2020Envision San Jose 2040 General Plan, and the City's Green Vision.

As of spring 2017, the City has completed approximately 285 miles of on-street bikeways and 57 miles of off-street trails.

DOT actively seeks 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.

Minnesota Avenue

The City of San José
is repaving Minnesota Avenue between Weaver Drive and Alma Avenue. As part of this project, the City is exploring ways to calm traffic and make the street more complete and comfortable for all roadway users, including people walking and biking.

Join San Jose DOT staff for a community meeting on Minnesota Avenue on September 5th, 2017, at Willow Glen Elementary School (click on link for more information).

At this meeting, we will share a feasible design option that would:
  1. Reconfigure travel lanes from four lanes to three between Weaver and Alma
  2. Remove on-street parking between Lincoln Avenue and Alma Avenue (most of this parking is currently time-limited and infrequently used)

This option would allow the installation of bike lanes.  Whether these changes are incorporated or not, repaving work is expected to occur during fall 2017.

Some active and recently completed projects include:

Public Meetings

The Department of Transportation is hosting several community meetings on bikeway projects in Spring 2015.

UPDATE: The City of San Jose will hold a second meeting for the Branham Lane Bikeways Project
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 7:00-8:00 pm
Kirk Community Center, 1601 Foxworthy Avenue

Click on the header of each meeting for a flyer, map, and detailed project description.

Moorpark Avenue Pedestrian and Bike Improvements
Tuesday, April 21, 7:30-9:00pm
West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Tomas Aquino Road
  • 4-to-3 road diet/lane reconfiguration (Williams to Saratoga)
  • Installation of new bike lanes (Lawrence to Saratoga)

San Jose Council District 9 Streetscape Improvements
Wednesday, April 29, 7:00-8:30pm
Kirk Community Center, 1601 Foxworthy Avenue
  • New bike lanes on Branham (Cherry to Dent) with parking impacts
  • Enhancement of existing bike lanes on Cherry (Curtner to Branham)
  • Installation of new shared lane markings ("sharrows") on Foxworthy (Meridian to Almaden)
  • Repaving of all street segments

Central San Jose Bikeways
Thursday, April 30, 7:00-8:30pm
Art Ark, 1058 S. 5th Street
  • 3-to-2 lane reduction/reconfiguration on S. 2nd Street (San Salvador to Keyes) and S. 3rd (Humboldt to Reed)
  • Installation of new buffered bike lanes on S. 2nd and S. 3rd Streets
  • Installation of new bike lanes on S. 10th St (Keyes to Tully) with parking impacts
  • Repaving of all street segments

Almaden Valley Streetscape Improvements
Wednesday, May 6, 6:30-8:00pm
Vineland Branch Library, 1450 Blossom Hill Road
  • Camden Avenue - 6-to-4 lane reduction at Coleman Road, enhancements to existing bike lanes (Coleman to Almaden); addition of new bike lanes with minor parking impacts (Almaden to Harry)
  • Coleman Road - Enhancements to existing bike lanes, 4-to-2 lane reduction at intersection with Redmond
  • Trinidad Drive - Enhancements to existing bike lanes
  • Repaving of all street segments

Lincoln Avenue Road Diet Trial
Date, time, and location TBD (Tentatively June 11)
Overview: Receive public input on road diet trial

For information on trails and off-street bikeways, see the Parks Department's Trail Program.