Connecting the Bay Area By Bike

Bike to Work Day might’ve been last week but the region continues to come together around biking.

Outreach and workshops continue for the Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan, and you’re invited to join in person or online to weigh in. To celebrate Bike Month, our state department of transportation Caltrans is hosting a series of workshops. The last one this month will be in San Jose and will be streamed through Facebook.

Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan Workshop
Tuesday, May 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Berryessa Community Center
3050 Berryessa Rd., San Jose

To ensure diversity of feedback, these workshops have been complemented by in-person focus groups in targeted communities, an online survey along with coordination among all the Bay Area government partners and transportation agencies.

In the end, the goal is to create a visionary and comprehensive planning document with a “list of projects and strategies to improve safety and mobility for bicyclists” on the state transportation network. In San Francisco, this means opportunities to continue improving the bike paths at the Hairball under Highway 101, furthering westside connections along Sloat Boulevard and beyond. Regionwide, the planning effort could potentially bridge gaps between cities and counties to ensure a more seamless bike network throughout the Bay Area.

If you can’t make the San Jose workshop in person, stay tuned to the Caltrans District 4 Facebook page for a livestream. The planning seeks to wrap up in early 2018, and there will be plenty more chances ahead to share your thoughts and give feedback.

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