The Rail to Trail conversion includes, at many locations, places where the train crossed existing roads. This includes an intricate cement and track surface and the disabled rail road crossing signals. Our thought is to save these existing rail road features and use them to; provide a safe “crosswalk” environment for the bike riders and pedestrians using the trail provide an historical context, reminding people that this was a rail … Continue reading →
Respect; – for the neighborhood – for the plans the area residents have created – for all users of transit in the area Access to the station; – for pedestrians, cyclists and bus users – for motorists onto and off of Highway 101 freeway – with minimal impact on the neighborhood Development that; – is integrated with the neighborhood’s culture, history and existing plans – maximizes high-quality jobs – minimizes negative impacts on the neighborhood – includes affordable housing while … Continue reading →
VTA’s Envision Silicon Valley effort takes a close look at Santa Clara County’s transportation needs to prepare for a potential 2016 transportation sales tax ballot measure. VTA will look at multiple potential revenue sources and projects representing all modes of transportation—transit, local roads, pavement, highways and active transportation. If you wish to participate, go the the Envision Silicon Valley (link) web site and take the new survey. Make sure your voice is heard. … Continue reading →
Today we had 57 Friends of Trail turn out for our clean up — including Mayor Sam Liccardo, Councilman Raul Peralez, and crews from Downtown Streets Team, Save Our Trails, Sustainable SJ D3, McKinley/Bonita, San Jose State University, West Valley Community College, Meet Up (thanks James Coberly), CommUniverCity and, of course, the leaders of Friends of Five Wounds Trail–and more. Sorry if I forgot any one — I’ve really gotta start writing a list! The trail was in fairly clean … Continue reading →
This Executive Summary can be found on page five of the Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace Neighborhood Improvement Plan. The Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace Neighborhood Improvement Plan was developed as a shared vision for future actions between residents, businesses, and the City of San Jose as part of the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative launched in January 2001. During this community-based process, community members: authored “Principles for Transformation;” guided land use, building, public improvement recommendations; and prioritized actions. By defining core values and goals, the … Continue reading →
Welcome to the future home of the Five Wounds Urban Village team.