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City Gets Earful on Minnesota Avenue Road Diet

Minnesota Avenue could be transformed into a Complete Street with separated bike lanes.

Over 100 residents packed a community meeting on September 5 about Minnesota Avenue, San Jose’s latest road diet Complete Streets re-design project. If approved by the City Council, San Jose would would replace nearly all of the four-lane street with three lanes and bike lanes, similar to how Lincoln Avenue was transformed in 2015.

Minnesota Avenue will be repaved from Weaver Drive to Alma Avenue. In that section, and on-street car parking between Lincoln Avenue and Alma Avenue would be prohibited. DOT staff say most of this parking is currently time-limited and infrequently used.

Resident Larry Ames attended the meeting and reported “lots of positive energy, very little objection. It was a very hot and crowded room, but everyone was civil and polite.”

San Jose Bike & Pedestrian Program Coordinator John Brazil (408-975-3206, john.brazil@sanjoseca.gov) reported on the morning of September 7 that public comments on the Minnesota Avenue project at the meeting and since then are still being compiled. They will be posted here when released.

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