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Alum Rock Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail Improvements Feasibility Study

Published on: 4/28/2017 2:23 PM
​The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department has initiated the study to identify potential options for improving the user experience and safety of pedestrians and bicyclists along the Alum Rock Avenue corridor, through the development of a trail or other improvements, that may lead to increased recreational opportunities, increased options for healthy lifestyles and active transportation, and increased unity of the community.  A key goal is to improve access to the County’s network of regional trails, including the Bay Area Ridge Trail and Penitencia Creek Trail. 
The feasibility study area is primarily within an unincorporated area of San Jose, encompassing the Caltrans, County of Santa Clara, and City of San Jose owned Right-of-Way (ROW) containing Alum Rock Avenue, from White Road east to the City of San Jose’s Alum Rock Park.

For additional information, or questions, please contact Annie Thomson, Principal Planner, Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation at or at (408) 355-2299.  This project is being coordinated with Caltrans, City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Community Services, City of San Jose Department of Transportation, Santa Clara County Department of Roads and Airports, and the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). 

A second public meeting for the project, called ‘Walk the Rock,’ was held on May 14, 2016. More information and a flyer about this event can be found at the links below.

The working group met on June 7, 2016, to discuss the progress of the feasibility study with Parks staff as well as the consultant.

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