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Help us create tactical urbanism demonstration projects this spring!

Pop-up plazas, activated alleys, temporary bikeway markings, guerrilla wayfinding...how can inexpensive, short-term “tactical urbanism” projects create long-term change in the West San Carlos-South Bascom area?

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Sign our petition to tell the Mountain View City Council to make their smart vision a reality. svathome.salsalabs.org/mountai...

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Posted Oct 19, 2017
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Greenbelt Alliance
Greenbelt Alliance
Jul 10, 2016

Back Alley Block Party
Saturday, July 23, 2016, 12:00pm - 3pm
Business Circle

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
- Music
- 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.

More info and free RSVP on Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/back-alle...
Want to help? Volunteer to help make this event happen: bit.ly/VolunteerJuly23SJ
Questions? Contact Julie Flynn at julie [at] streetplans.org

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Greenbelt Alliance
Greenbelt Alliance
Jun 5, 2016
Greenbelt Alliance proposed this event for Public Square.

Mountain View parking, downtown access, and housing affordability
Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
City Hall - 500 Castro St, Mountain View, California 94041

Mountain View has a vibrant, pedestrian downtown and has been experiencing a strong local economy, but it’s difficult to find downtown parking in busy periods. Drivers to downtown and to transit have been turning to neighborhood streets for plentiful, free parking. Job growth has put severe price pressure on housing. The city has been working on adding housing, including affordable housing, to deal with the affordability crisis. Parking is part of the challenge and potentially part of the solution.

What solutions can better parking management provide? Join parking expert Richard Willson to learn about potential solutions to questions and issues including:

* How can we make it more convenient to get to downtown Mountain View?
* How do different parking choices affect the prosperity of downtown business districts?
* What can be done to prevent parking spillover?
* How does parking choices help housing affordability?
* How does parking affect traffic, and how to reduce traffic?

Come, bring your neighbors and your questions and learn about potential solutions

More information here: www.facebook.com/events/102657...

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Greenbelt Alliance
Greenbelt Alliance
May 20, 2016

Plan Bay Area Public Workshops
Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street, San Francisco CA

This summer, the Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Commission are hosting public workshops in all nine Bay Area counties to gather input for their just-released scenarios on how to update Plan Bay Area.

We’re pleased to see that two of the scenarios call for smart growth, focusing 100% of the next generation of growth inside our urban growth boundaries (UGBs) and city limits. But brace yourself: One scenario would develop 565 square miles of natural and agricultural lands outside those UGBs—paving over an area 11 times the size of San Francisco.

With so many well-documented environmental, economic, and social equity benefits of focusing growth within existing cities and towns, it’s clear what choice our region needs to make: MTC and ABAG should adopt a preferred scenario that focuses all growth within our existing communities to make them more affordable, help them thrive, and protect our open spaces from sprawl.

Unfortunately, all three scenarios fall short on several critical issues, particularly affordability and mobility.

Greenbelt Alliance will be at every workshop and we urge you to join us and make your voice heard. Check the schedule of workshops for the one in your county. If you can’t attend, submit your comments online at planbayarea.org.

Learn more here: www.greenbelt.org/blog/voice-n...

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Greenbelt Alliance

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!

See more pictures here: www.facebook.com/media/set/?se...

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Posted May 20, 2016
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Greenbelt Alliance
Greenbelt Alliance
May 4, 2016

Neighborhood Block Party
Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00pm - 3pm
Buena Vista Park, San Jose California

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

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Greenbelt Alliance

In the Bay Area, one of the smartest choices we can make is to transform some of the vast parking lots around our transit stations into thriving neighborhoods with homes for residents across the income spectrum. This helps tackle the housing affordability crisis, increases transit ridership, and cuts our bone-crunching traffic. It also reduces sprawl pressure, ensuring residents can afford to live near transit and jobs rather than being forced to search for housing at the edges of the region.

So we’re ecstatic to report that BART—one of the largest landowners of sites for potential transit-oriented development in the Bay Area—has just approved a policy to ensure that new development includes homes for residents across the income spectrum. On January 28, the BART Board of Directors voted 6-3 to adopt a policy that requires that 20% of all new homes developed on BART land must be affordable to low-income households.

www.greenbelt.org/blog/bart-ad...

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BART Adopts Policy for New Affordable Housing | Greenbelt Alliance

In the Bay Area, one of the smartest choices we can make is to transform some of the vast parking lots around our transit stations into thriving neighborhoods with homes for residents across the income spectrum. This helps tackle the housing affordability crisis, increases transit ridership, and cuts our bone-crunching traffic. It also reduces...

www.greenbelt.org/blog/bart-ad...

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