SPUR Impact Awards 2019: Better BikewaySJ Transforms City Streets into a Network of Bike Lanes
March 25, 2019

Anthony Do, Peter Bennett, Octavio Duran, Shu Su and Kyle Tanhueco of the Better BikewaysSJ team. Photo by Christie Goshe.

The 2019 SPUR Impact Awards, held on March 22, recognized outstanding job performance of those serving San Jose and the surrounding communities. 


The number of residents and employees in downtown San Jose is expected to double in the next five to 10 years. As part of a strategy to grow without gridlock, the City of San Jose formed a cross-departmental and inter-agency team to develop and deliver the Better BikewaySJ project. This ambitious project remade San Jose’s streets into a network of protected bike lanes in a matter of months using NACTO’s “from pilot to permanent” approach. It is the first major effort in Santa Clara County to redesign streets rapidly using innovative, cost-effective methods. Better BikewaySJ has elevated the role of San Jose streets as public spaces, allowing hundreds of thousands of people to safely bike (or scoot) for their daily transportation needs. 

2019 SPUR Impact Awards: Better BikewaySJ from SPUR on Vimeo.


2019 winners also include:

Martin Alkire Envisions a Greener Future for Mountain View’s North Bayshore

Consuelo Hernandez Manages Finances to Increase Affordable Housing 

Vallco Town Center Team Leads an Inclusive Process to Rethink a Declining Mall

Silicon Valley Clean Energy Team Redefines the South Bay's Energy Supply

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