By David Lovato
The Monterey Road Corridor Community Based Transportation Plan (CBTP) focuses on improving mobility options along Monterey Road and within the designated project boundaries along Alma Avenue to the north and Blossom Hill to the south, which is approximately 5.8 miles long. The plan brings residents, community organizations, the City of San Jose, and VTA together to collaborate and specifically to identify transportation challenges that are more prevalent in low-income neighborhood and identify strategies to overcome them.
During what VTA is calling a one-year "planning process," two workshops were recently held on September 30 and October 7, and hosted by our partner agency, Sacred Heart Community Services. At the two workshops, VTA and City of San Jose staff discussed how the community can play a role in the planning process. This includes participating in future community meetings and completing the online survey. To further facilitate the dialogue, Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters were available for attendees.
At both workshops, staff collected community concerns and suggestions about transportation improvements within and around the study boundaries. They also summarized what they heard so far from the online surveys collected to date. Participants of the workshops voiced their concerns over “bus access to Tamien station, which is a mobility hub, and pedestrian and bicycle safety features throughout the study boundaries, including lack of crosswalks and protected and visible bike lanes.”
In case, you missed the workshops there is still time to participate and share your input by taking a few minutes to complete an online survey. If you have any questions or need assistance filling out this survey, email VTA Community Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 321-7575.