Through numerous community discussions, residents and business owners in the 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 is 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 featured temporary sharrow markings on the street (in advance of a planned permanent sharrow installation by SJDOT 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, Neighborland and our many neighbors and volunteers!
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Join us for a pop-up alley makeover event! This one-day event will transform a portion of the Business Circle back alley into a welcoming community gathering space with:
- BBQ from Time Deli and Catering
- Ice cream from Scoops SJ
- Games and activities for kids by Viva CalleSJ
- Urban forest greenery by Our City Forest
- Live mural painting by local artist Tulio Flores
- Bike safety games and education
- And more!
Please join us for a community event that will celebrate what we love about our neighborhood and demonstrate possibilities for making Business Circle a more vibrant place for businesses and residents of all ages.
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Want to help? Volunteer to help make this event happen: bit.ly/VolunteerJuly23SJ
Questions? Contact Julie Flynn at julie [at] streetplans.org
In honor of Bike Month, Greenbelt Alliance invites you to experience what a safer, more bikeable Scott Street could look and feel like. Come down to Buena Vista Park and check out the temporary bikeway markings and join us for a bike-themed neighborhood block party with games and activities for all!
Greenbelt Alliance and the Buena Vista Neighborhood Association will be hosting a bike-themed block party to encourage active transportation and engage residents and commuters in sharing their thoughts about biking in San Jose. Join us at the block party to meet your neighbors, learn about bike safety, and enjoy games and food!
Questions? Want to volunteer? Contact: Davin Aoyagi, South Bay Regional Representative for Greenbelt Alliance: 408-983-0856 or daoyagi [at] greenbelt.org