San Jose is 3rd Runner-up in Most Improved City

My bike in front of Mission San Jose in FremontThe June edition of Bicycle Magazine identified San Jose as the 3rd runner-up for the Most Improved city for riding your bike. They stated that the weather and 200+ miles of bike routes and trails makes San Jose bike friendly. To add to the compliments, the author mentioned that if San Jose were on the East Coast, not competing with the likes of San Francisco, it could be considered a cycling mecca!

I can attest that most of San Jose is bike friendly. Riding 100+ miles a week, many areas of San Jose are a dream. However, there are still many areas that are less than desirable, mostly due to the deterioration of the bike routes, the roads, or simply the lack of a “safe space” for cyclists, particularly on overpasses and freeway entrances/exits.

Quite frankly, the article was a pleasant surprise! Hopefully our city government moves us from 3rd runner of of Most Improved to either the top 3, or runner up for best place to cycle!

1 Comment so far

  1. SOOZ (sooz) on May 11th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

    For such a car-centric town, San Jose has plenty of hidden routes available for bikers in San Jose. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much I enjoyed biking in San Jose.

    Just Google "San Jose Bike Map" to find a pdf map of all the bike routes available in San Jose.

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