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 winners also include: