For those unable to attend the HSR Community Update Meeting held at the Southside Community Center
Time 0:00:00 Karen Lattin (LPNA) Introductions
Time 0:01:20 Maribel Villareal (D2 Office) Overview of City Participation
Time 0:03:28 Boris Lipkin (HSR) Project Overview
Time 0:11:02 Brian Stanke (CofSJ DOT) City Generated Options
Time 0:40:30 Boris Lipkin (HSR) 2018 Business Plan
Time 1:59:00 Karen Lattin (LPNA) Closing comments
Join Los Paseos Neighborhood Association for a community update on High Speed Rail. With the Draft 2018 Business Plan recently released, changes have been proposed for the entire alignment including the Monterey Corridor..
High Speed Rail Authority has proposed a new blended alignment for the entire length of San Jose in conjunction with expanded Caltrain service to Gilroy (similar to the blended system between San Francisco and Diridon). The City of San Jose Dept of Transportation has proposed two City-Generated Options (CGO) for the corridor instead of the blended system.
High Speed Rail Authority, Caltrain and San Jose Dept of Transportation will be presenting information on these various new alignments. Come find out how these proposed changes would impact the Monterey Corridor.
Thursday, June 14th
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Southside Community Center
5585 Cottle Rd, San Jose, CA 95123
At the Los Paseos Neighborhood Association (LPNA) meeting on Thursday, May 17 (7pm at the Santa Teresa Library), we will discuss a project to paint “Art Boxes” at each of the two main entrances to the Los Paseos Neighborhood. These are the traffic light control boxes in front of Fire Station 27 and on Avenida Espana in front of Martin Murphy Middle School. Through the 2018 BeautifySJ grant program, LPNA has received funding to complete this project. A similar project was proposed in the previous Participatory Budget Process, but it was not funded then.
We are in the process of collecting ideas for the art work and, with the help of an art advisor for the City, selecting a professional artist or artists to do the painting. We will need community volunteers for a day of prep work on the boxes and for follow-up/monitoring after they are painted. If you are interested in the project, but not able to attend the meeting on Thursday, please send an email to: Treasurer@LosPaseosNeighbors.com.
After all the Los Paseos Park volunteer efforts on 4/29 and Parks department enhancements over the past several weeks, the park not only looks great during the daytime, but also at night! The restroom facility received new LED lighting to better illuminate the restrooms and the surrounding area.
By mid-summer, in conjunction with some PB projects the community supported, the walking path will also receive Solar lighting to illuminate the walking path between the picnic area and the tennis courts. What looks great and enjoyed during the daytime will continue on into the evening!
The restroom building, the picnic area and the playground at Los Paseos Park got a facelift! When? Sunday, April 29.
Bernal Church volunteers, with help from Los Paseos Neighborhood Association (LPNA) members and the Parks Department, painted the restroom building, refurbished the picnic area grounds with more decomposed granite, and added 100 yards of fibar (playground wood chips) to the playground.
Our park are an inviting place, and community members strive to make it an even better place.
Cheers to the group for offering a helping hand to spruce up the park.
Electronic Speed Signs was a proposed PB project to place electronic speed signs on the Santa Teresa Blvd and Monterey Highway corridors to warn drivers to slow down and reduce speed as they entered into urban neighborhood communities, rural speeds (50-55mph) reduce to local street speeds (40-45mph). Often, drivers fail to observe local street speeds after prolonged driving along a rural road.
Unfortunately, the electronic speed signs PB project did not receive enough votes to proceed after PB Round 2 voting. Fortunately, however, many community members persisted to voice concerns to the City of San Jose DOT. The DOT examined the issue for the Santa Teresa Blvd corridor, and addressed our concerns with the installation of a speed sign on northbound Santa Teresa Blvd past Tulare Hill before Bayliss Dr. The sign is currently inactive as of 4/15. Stay tuned. More details to be posted when we learn of an activation date.
Hopefully, this sign alerts drivers to their speed and aid in curtailing the rampant speeding along this roadway. Many thanks to all who collectively voiced their opinions to the City to help improve the traffic safety entering our neighborhood.