SafeTREC Seminar April 10: Creating Space for Bikeways - Road Diets and Parking Removal

April 3, 2015

SafeTREC Seminar

Creating Space for Bikeways:  Road Diets and Parking Removal

John Brazil
City of San Jose

Friday, April  10, 2015
12 - 1 pm, PST

2614 Dwight Way (at Bowditch)
2nd Floor Conference Room
Berkeley, CA 94720

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The City of San Jose's Active Transportation Program is in the midst of a ten-year plan to complete a 400-mile on-street bikeway network. With more than 250 miles implemented to date, most of the easier projects have been completed. Increasingly, remaining projects are faced with constrained right-of-way without enough space to accommodate a quality bicycle facility. To create space for new bikeways, San Jose has turned to the use of road diets (removal of a travel lane to create space for other features) and/or removal of on-street parking.  These projects create a number of challenges including design, outreach, environmental clearance, and funding. John Brazil will share lessons learned from several recent projects including Hedding Street, Lincoln Avenue, Park Avenue, and Monterey Road.

Since 2001, John Brazil has served as the City of San Jose's Active Transportation Program Coordinator. John manages several capital improvement programs including development of a 400-mile on-street bikeway network, expansion of a citywide public bike parking network, and expansion of a public bike share network. John’s work also includes funding development, and he has won more than $10 million in bike and pedestrian grants. He works in San Jose's Transportation Options Program, part of the City's Department of Transportation. He has presented at several national and international conferences. Prior to his work with the City of San Jose, John served as a Transportation and Land Use Policy Analyst for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.​