The opening of a new bicycle-pedestrian bridge in Sunnyvale and another a half-mile south over Highway 101 at Borregas Avenue off an unprecedented $40 million worth of improvements stretching from Cupertino to Santa Clara to San Jose.Read more by Gary Richards in the Mercury News.
Next week, a one-of-a-kind overpass will open across Interstate 280 in Cupertino, followed in June by the opening of another bridge over Moffett Boulevard near Highway 85 in Mountain View. Then in the summer, three underpasses in Santa Clara will be ready for riders on the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail.
And by Labor Day, work should be under way on extending the bike path along the Guadalupe River from Woz Way to Virginia Street, opening up the downtown San Jose river park to surrounding neighborhoods and improving a popular commute route from South San Jose to job sites in North San Jose.
Meanwhile in Massachusetts, the state left $80 million in Federal transportation funds for bicycle projects unspent since 1991.