Improve safety for cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians on Taylor St Bridge
  • Petitioning Mr. Chuck Reed
  • Responded

This petition will be delivered to:

Mayor of San Jose
Mr. Chuck Reed
San Jose City Council
Mr. Pete Constant
San Jose City Council
Mr. Ash Kalra
San Jose City Council
Mr. Sam Liccardo
San Jose City Council
Mr. Kansen Chu
San Jose City Council
Mr. Xavier Campos
San Jose City Council
Mr. Pierluigi Oliverio
Vice Mayor of San Jose
Ms. Madison Nguyen
San Jose City Council
Ms. Rose Herrera
San Jose City Council
Mr. Donald Rocha
San Jose City Council
Mr. Johnny Khamis
Director, San Jose Department of Transportation
Mr. Hans Larsen
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Improve safety for cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians on Taylor St Bridge

    1. Chris Pontiga
    2. Petition by

      Chris Pontiga

      San Jose, CA

A cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident on June 17, 2013 on eastbound Taylor Street at the SB 87 on ramp. This highlights the need to improve safety for cyclists on the Taylor Street Bridge. Vehicles regularly travel toward Highway 87 at excessive speeds. Cyclists are completely vulnerable and blind to traffic as they work to climb the incline. Adding to the dangerous conditions, the bike lane disappears nearing the on-ramp and cyclists are forced to merge left across freeway bound traffic in order to rejoin the bike lane. In addition, vehicles turning left onto the SB 87 on-ramp very often block eastbound Taylor traffic in the intersection as the line grows at the metering lights.

The intention of this petition is to ask the San Jose City Council and Department of Transportation to work towards creating a safer Taylor Street Bridge for all cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians.

-We ask for the installation of traffic calming features to slow down all traffic to improve safety and livability.
-We ask for the installation of a protected cycle-track that separates cyclists from motorists.
-We ask for the installation of an LED-highlighted crosswalk at Spring Street to provide better pedestrian access to the the Taylor Street Rock Garden and community sports facilities.

http://www.cyclelicio.us/2013/3-cyclists-killed-san-jose-one-week/
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Byclist-Killed-by-Hit-and-Run-Driver-San-Jose-Police-211910191.html
http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_23479958/san-jose-man-killed-traffic-related-accident

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Mr. Hans Larsen responds:

      Mr. Hans Larsen

      The recent loss of a San Jose community member and bicyclist in the tragic hit and run accident at the Route 87/Taylor Street Bridge is a sad reminder of the important work that we need to continue to pursue in order to have better and sa...


    3. NBC Bay Area

      Chris Pontiga
      Petition Organizer

      Hi Friends,

      Our petition is being covered all day today on NBC Bay Area! Thanks to Marla Tellez for promoting the effort and helping shine light on this issue. We hope that by reaching this larger audience, we'll be able to get more people to join our petition and bring a larger voice before the City Council.

      Please continue to share and promote this petition to improve this area for all who ride, walk, and drive.

      Thanks,

      Chris

    4. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ashley Ciglar WATSONVILLE, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I like to cycle to work. Having safer cycling in San Jose would allow me to feel more comfortable cycling there.

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    • Andrew Noonan LAFAYETTE, CA
      • 8 months ago

      i love biking

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    • Rawley Loken SANTA CLARA, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I am a cyclist and this affects my safety.

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    • jon Fowler DENVER, CO
      • 8 months ago

      I frequent the South Bay area for its spectacular road riding.

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    • Sonja Bowsky SAN JOSE, CA
      • 10 months ago

      Some of my closest friends are bicyclists. I want them to be safe.

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