Category Archives: San Jose

Better buses in the South Bay transit network?

At the Mountain View City Council Candidates Forum on Housing and Transportation last week, Council candidates mentioned Caltrain, shuttles, light rail, walking and bicycling as key parts of their vision for improved transportation for Mountain View. Unfortunately, none of the … Continue reading

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San Jose Council approves Diridon Plan, steers Sharks toward reducing driving, revives plan to free the creek

This afternoon San Jose City Council voted to approve the Diridon Station Area Plan and its Environmental Impact Report.   In an important step forward, the Council supported the staff recommendation to move forward with a strategy to reduce driving … Continue reading

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Update – two year lead time for new SJ / Arena parking deal

Here is an update on process by which city of San Jose negotiates a contract with the Arena Authority committing the city to provide parking to the Arena. This contract is up for renewal – but not for another two … Continue reading

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Diridon Parking – Council memos urges Sharks to reduce driving, but offer Arena veto power over parking supply

For the first time, in a new memo with recommendations for the San Jose City Council’s final review of the Diridon Station Area Plan on Tuesday, Mayor Reed, Council Member Liccardo, and Council Member Oliverio recommend that the SAP Arena join the … Continue reading

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Electric Cloud moves to downtown SJ, employees stop driving

When Electric Cloud moved from a Sunnyvale office park to 35 South Market Street in Downtown San Jose a few months ago, employees who commuted by car to the software release management technology company started to leave their cars in the … Continue reading

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Diridon update – council defers decision; details will matter on parking

The San Jose City Council took a few questions about he Diridon Station Area Plan last night, and then deferred deliberation and decisions until next week Tuesday. On the critical parking issue, where the SAP Arena is pressuring the city … Continue reading

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May 7 – San Jose Diridon Plan up for Planning Commission review; City Council May 20

The City of San Jose is reviewing the Diridon Station Area plan for approval.  Wednesday May 7th it’s at Planning Commission, and May 20th it’s before City Council.   If you live in San Jose or use Diridon Station, you … Continue reading

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Sierra Club hosts workshop to prep for San Jose Diridon Plan Review

Coming up in May, San Jose Planning Commission (May 7) and City Council (May 20) will review the Diridon Station Plan and Environmental Impact Report for Approval.  The plan intends to evolve the area around the Diridon Station into a … Continue reading

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SAP Arena seeks to double parking in Diridon Station Area

In its comment on the Diridon Station Environmental Impact Report,  the SAP Arena urges the City of San Jose to nearly double the amount of parking in the plan area, compared to the amount proposed in the plan. SAP predicts … Continue reading

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Upcoming decisions in San Jose, Mountain View, Redwood City, Belmont, San Mateo

This week multiple cities on the Peninsula Corridor are reviewing Caltrain station area policy and access decisions. From South to North, here’s what’s going on in San Jose, Mountain View, Redwood City, Belmont, and San Mateo. San Jose Community Meeting, Diridon … Continue reading

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