As you may know, the WGNA board has been asked by the Department of Transportation to provide them with a recommendation on the road diet trial that has been in place on Lincoln Avenue since the beginning of March. The DOT will take that into account when making their recommendation to the City Council on whether or not the road diet should be made permanent.
Earlier this week, WGNA Board President Chris Roth sent a letter to the DOT and Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio pointing out Article II, Section 2 of our bylaws, which states that: "WGNA represents all members and does not endorse candidates for political office, political parties, or divisive issues." Because our board may find the road diet to be a divisive issue, we wanted to make the city aware that WGNA may not be able to take a position.
As stated in Chris' letter, our decision will be informed by a review of the DOT's traffic analysis report as well as the results of the community survey we just launched (see below). Additionally, we will be listening to everyone's comments during the next Road Diet Trial Community Meeting on Thursday, June 18th, at 6:30pm in the Willow Glen High School Cafeteria. We encourage you to attend and make your voice heard.
We've already received some great feedback on the road diet trial at our annual meeting, two large community meetings in November and February, and through our online platforms. We want to garner additional feedback from our community to share with the City of San Jose at the June 18th community meeting.
We will share the results from our survey on our website prior to the June 18th meeting and again at the meeting itself. Please share the link with your neighbors!
NOTE: This is a "pulse-taking" survey and not a scientific study. The Willow Glen Business Association has sent a similar survey to local business owners.