A working group has been established to solicit feedback from key constituencies – residents, commuters, business and property owners, etc. — and coordinate with City of San José staff to determine the size, scope, and feel of an upcoming "road diet" trial on Lincoln Avenue, scheduled for Spring 2015. This working group is comprised of residents, business owners, and other key stakeholders from Downtown Willow Glen and surrounding communities.
The Road Diet Working Group (or RDWG for brevity's sake) is committed to an open and transparent process that ensures all voices are heard. You can learn more about the RDWG and stay up to date on our progress by visiting this special page on the WGNA website or by following our Facebook and Twitter feeds. We'll be posting meeting minutes, data analysis, and other useful content on a regular basis.
If you'd like to contribute your thoughts to the discussion, we encourage you to please send an email to the RDWG or use this simple web form.
There will be a follow-up community meeting in January on a date TBD to provide an update on the RDWG's work and solicit additional feedback. In the meantime, we appreciate your engagement on this important issue for the future of our community!
WGNA will be hosting our next community meeting on Thursday, November 20th, from 7 to 9pm in the Willow Glen Elementary School Cafeteria. The topic of the meeting will be a recently proposed lane reconfiguration of Lincoln Avenue and a potential trial simulation.
There will be comments by District 6 Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio and representatives from the San José Department of Transportation, who will also answer audience questions. This subject drew a lot of interest when we recently asked our community about it on Facebook, so we expect a large crowd. Be sure to RSVP ASAP.
Willow Glen Elementary is located at 1425 Lincoln Avenue at the corner of Minnesota. Parking is available in the rear of the school or across Minnesota. Please use crosswalks and DO NOT jaywalk.
As part of our mission, the Willow Glen Neighborhood Association aims to keep our community informed on a variety of planned city improvement projects.
From November 2014 through March 2015, the City of San José’s Department of Public Works will be replacing sewer lines on Mackey Ave., Dawson Ave., and Cross Way. If you live nearby or regularly use these streets, please expect delays during this project period. You can download this city fact sheet for more information.
If you have any questions or concerns about this project and its effects on the surrounding neighborhood, you are welcome to contact Jess Tanciangco at (408) 793-4145.
We encourage you to share this information with your neighbors!
Touring Historic Willow Glen: Ten Walking Loops was a joint effort between the WGNA and Preservation Action Council of San Jose. In a little over 100 pages, Touring Historic Willow Glen manages to capture everything that makes Willow Glen such a wonderful place to live -- its richness in history, balance of nature and architecture, and walkability. Grab a copy of the book, take a walking tour, and fall in love with Willow Glen like we have.
You can purchase Touring Historic Willow Glen: Ten Walking Loops at these local retailers:
Grace on the Avenue (1100 Lincoln Ave. #150)
Hicklebee's (1378 Lincoln Ave.)
Three Sisters (1393 Lincoln Ave.)
Top Nosh (1167 Lincoln Ave.)
Underground (1342 Lincoln Ave.)
Whatnots and Dodads (1130 Lincoln. Ave.)
Zanotto's (1421 Foxworthy Ave.)
If you'd like to distribute Touring Historic Willow Glen through your business, please complete this quick survey, and we'll follow up with you ASAP.