San Jose (Calif.)

Environment

Rain Garden Helps San Jose's Guadalupe River

Rain garden
This rain garden along Chynoweth Avenue in San Jose will not only slow traffic, but capture and filter stormwater runoff, fine sediment, and pollutants that used to flow into nearby Guadalupe River and then San Francisco Bay. Photo courtesy City of San Jose.

As the rain arrives around the Bay Area, a project managed by the San Francisco Estuary Partnership will help keep sediment and pollutants from flowing into a San Jose creek. Read More

Transportation

New Dockless Bikes Coming to North San José

Ford BikeShare

[This post is adapted from a news release on MTC's website. For more information, contact: Colin Heyne, San José DOT, at 408-975-3705 or Julie Wood, Motivate/Ford GoBike, at 917-282-5840.]

Beginning June 13, North San José residents and employees will have easier access to Ford GoBike’s bike share system. The 200 new dockless bikes will have a rear-wheel lock that allows them to be parked outside of a dock — anywhere a bicycle can responsibly be parked, including at a public bike rack or out of the way of pedestrians on the sidewalk. The new technology makes the service available to a larger community of potential bike share users.  

Ford GoBike partnered with the City of San José and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to launch its docked system in downtown San José in 2017. The new expansion makes bikes available to a greater number of users, while the dockless technology means more destinations can be reached using the system. The service area is bounded roughly by the Guadalupe River to the west, Coyote Creek to the east, the South Bay Freeway to the north and Trimble Road to the south. Read More