We will hear reports from VTA, City and County on progress on maintenance of the trail and future plans and an up-date on BART planning and we’ll plan for the fall trail count and clean up on October 24th.
The trail count is scheduled for September 23rd. We need volunteers, so please let me know if you can cover an hour or two that day between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Participating in the count has been an important way for us to demonstrate the need for a properly finished trail by showing how much the trail is used even in its current condition.
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 →
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 →