San Jose's new road construction will make it easier for bicyclists to get around downtown.
San Jose has some of the worst roads in the country, and the city is finally doing something about it.
Construction crews are reportedly tearing up and repaving Almaden Boulevard, Third Street, Fourth Street, 10th Street and 11th Street, which are some of the worst in the city. These roads are so choppy and busy, many bicyclists risk a ticket by riding on the sidewalk.
But fear not, the busy streets of downtown are being torn up and repaired to make roads not only smoother but also provide room for new bike lanes, according to the Mercury News.
Jesse Quirion, a transportation specialist with the city, told the paper that the program intends to make downtown San Jose “the most bike-friendly downtown in the Bay Area.”
While some of the roads will have regular bike lanes, others will have more room with painted buffer zones. Traffic lanes that are the most affected will go from three lanes to two, to encourage others to try commuting by bike rather than in a car.