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Social Media - What's New?
Twitter @sanjosetrails         (Project updates, trends, general trail news)
Instagram @sanjosetrails    (Nice views of trails and San Jose)

Research Reports
Climate Ready Study - Fact Sheet - Study to determine potential of trails in Silicon Valley to reduce greenhouse gas through better access to bike and transit options
Climate Ready Study - Full Report - Data, analysis and findings
Strategic Plan - Comprehensive plan for funding, staff and development of Trail Network  
Countywide Trails Prioritization and Gaps Analysis - Regional gap analysis  
The Economic Benefits of the Park & Recreation System in San José Study  
The Economic Benefits of the Park & Recreation System in San José Fact Sheet  
Blossom Crest Trail - Feasibility Study 

Seeking a Partnership?
Here's a Partnering with the City of San José Guide for residents, advocates and organizations to champion projects with a public agency partner.

Fact Sheets

BIKEWeb San José Bikeways Map: (existing & planned on-street and off-street bikeways) 
By the Numbers: Overview of surveys and research

Trail Types: One Network, 35 Systems, Core & Edge, within unique environments 
General Impacts - Transportation, Economic, Public Safety, Exercise-Recreation 
Benchmarking - How does San José compare to other trail cities 
Trail types - Definition of San Jose core & edge trails, and the varying types  
Development Process - The six major steps to developing a San Jose Trail 
Economic Benefits 
Emergency Response 
Employment Impacts 
Trail Design  
Trail Safety 
Transportation - Trails & Rails
Visitor Guide  Updated 
Bay Area Ridge Trail Briefing Book  NEW

Case Studies

Resolving major site challenges: SKY Lane Trail Vision Study 
Trails support recreation and commuting:
 Guadalupe River Trail Commute & Recreation 
San José Trails are developed per this 
Urban Trail Development Vision and Goals 
Project development in a constrained site: 
Airport Parkway Tail Challenges 
Providing an trail between two urban neighborhoods 
Los Gatos Creek Reach 4A/5 Case Study 
Making a positive impact: 
Albertson Parkway Positive Challenges 
Using innovative and cost saving approaches: 
Highway 237 Bikeway Innovative Approaches
Highway 237 Bikeway Study


Design Guidance
Trail Planning & Design Toolkit NEW
Trail Signage & Mileage Markers (version December 2017) 
Mileage Markers Frequently Asked Questions  
Uniform Trail Design Guidelines (County document)  
Trail Design Guidelines (County document) 
North San Jose Ramp Study (Guidelines) NEW
Trail Sign Guidelines (County document)
SF Bay Trail Guidelines & Toolkit (San Francisco Bay Trail document, 11MB)            
Recycled Asphalt (Study and recommendations) 
Reflective Striping (Specifications) 
Bollard RenderingDetail Sheet & Surface Plate
San Jose Plants (Preferred landscape plants for parks and trails at non-mitigation sites)

Operational Guidance 
Trail Watch (Volunteer-based monitoring and reporting program)
Pedestrian Bridges (Process for inspecting pedestrian bridges) 

Planning Guidance - Inventory of future projects 
Greenprint - provides general planning information and defines the trail systems.  
Envision 2040 San Jose - General Plan (see Chapters 4 and 6 for trail discussion)

Policies & Procedures
OPDMD Policy (Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices)  
Trail Closure Process for temporary closures and detours

Determine how much carbon dioxide can be removed via landscaped trail: Carbon Dioxide Calculator