Author Archives: Richard Masoner

San Jose: More people counted on city trails

The city of San Jose Trails Program released the numbers from last week’s eighth annual trail count.

Need help in San Jose for bike photo project next week

Hi all, Lady Fleur, Cowgirl Bike Courier and Cyclelicious will team up next Thursday evening to shoot photos of people with bikes as they hold up signs showing why they bike, somewhat akin to this and other similar projects. We’d like to capture the diversity of people who ride bikes around downtown San Jose, including read more »

San Jose trail survey

Those of you who walk, run, skate or bike on city of San Jose trails might have noticed volunteers with clipboards at nine locations throughout San Jose counting you on this annual trail count day.

Exchanging toilets for bike space?

Caltrain – the commuter rail service between San Jose and San Francisco – continues to grapple with the crowding issues as ridership continues to grow, some bike advocates are talking about removing toilets from the train to make room for additional bikes.

Defensive riding

In my categorization of More Vulnerable Users, tractor trailers are more dangerous than delivery trucks, which are more dangerous than pickups and SUVs, which are more dangerous than cars, which in turn are more dangerous than motorcycles, which are more dangerous bicycles, which are more dangerous than people on foot. The higher you are on read more »

San Jose moving forward with sidewalk riding ban

After cars killed 21 pedestrians in the city of San Jose last year, the San Jose Department of Transportation, under the direction of D3 council member Sam Liccardo, is moving forward with a plan to address the real issue: those doggone sidewalk cyclists.