What's Happening

 San José is becoming a place where biking is a regular and common activity for people of all ages and abilities. Better Bike Plan 2025 will update San José Bike Plan 2020 to create a bicycle network that is:

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Safe. We want to eliminate roadway fatalities and major injuries for all – people walking, bicycling, and driving – as soon as possible. This bike plan supports our Vision Zero San José initiative.

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Comfortable. We want to create a bicycle network that enriches the lives of everyone who lives, works, or plays in San José.

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Convenient. We want more people biking! This plan will help us toward the goal of at least 15% of trips made by bike by 2040.


Building Momentum

Our first on-street bike lanes were installed in the 1970s. Since then, we have built over 320 miles of on-street bikeways and 59 miles of trails.

Changes in transportation and land use have created opportunities for a more viable biking environment in San José. We’re leveraging these opportunities to create a world-class bicycle network.

This Plan will also build on the City’s long-term General Plan (Envision San José 2040) goals for providing space for infill and transit-oriented development, creating accessible public spaces, and weaving urban villages into the fabric of the larger city through the Urban Villages program.


We can’t do this without you!

We need to hear from you, whether you currently ride a bike or not. There are lots of ways to get involved, both online and in person:

Public Events

The City of San José is coming to you! Visit us at our tables at local events to tell us what you think. We’ll have maps for you to comment on and other ways for you to share your ideas.

Public Workshop #1: Veggielution, Emma Prusch Farm Park

December 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Thank you for your attendance! See the materials under Documents below.


Share your thoughts through the WikiMap. We want to know where you would like to see improved bikeways, where you enjoy biking, and where you would like to ride more.


Project Timeline

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Phase 1: Gathering information [January – December 2018]

Your input is critical to this Plan. Share your ideas on the WikiMap, or join us at an event (see Public Events above). In the meantime, we will be gathering data and running analyses on what it’s like to bike in San José.

Phase 2: initial recommendations and Community Input [January – August 2019]

We’ll develop recommendations for new bikeway projects and programs that support bicycling. Look for these recommendations in Spring 2019.

Phase 3: Creating the Plan [August 2019 – March 2020]

We anticipate that the Plan will be ready for you to review next fall.

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Please reach out to John Brazil at bikesanjose@sanjoseca.gov

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