Letter to the City & Decision at City Hall —
WGNA Request to SJ City Council Districts 3 & 6
re. Safe Crossings on Bird Avenue
SUBJECT: Improve Public Safety for primary school children attending Gardner Academy School on Illinois Avenue at Auzerais Avenue. Two major intersections along a California State Roadway — Bird Avenue — are unsafe crossings. First, there is Auzerais at Bird Avenue; and secondly, Virginia Street at Bird Avenue.
California State Senator Jim Beall, Jr. is requesting that the City of San Jose, Department of Transportation (DOT), conduct a traffic study of these two intersections. Once the studies are completed, the state of California will take on the necessary improvements to make these intersections safe for primary school children to cross. The timing of these two studies is very important.
Please get back to me within the next twelve working days with a resolution. That is, confirm a date and time when these two studies will be scheduled and expected to be completed. We would appreciate a copy of any correspondence sent to the San Jose DOT team, and their responses.
The Bird Avenue roadway has become increasingly busy, and with all the recent developments beginning at the north of the intersections, West San Carlos Street at Bird Avenue/ Montgomery Streets traffic will increase dramatically. The intersection of Auzerais Street, Bird Avenue and Interstate 280 (i.e., the on and off ramps) is already very dangerous.
See a JPEG version of WGNA's letter to the city here.
NOTICE: This item will be decided at the Rules and Open Government Committee in San Jose City Hall, on the Agenda for 2/14/2018. See the particulars in the below table:
|File #:||ROGC 18-094 Version: 1|
|Type:||Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations, and Approvals|
|In control:||Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole|
|Title:||Autumn, Montgomery and Bird Corridor Study. (Peralez/Davis)|
|Attachments:||1. Memorandum, 2. Letter from the Public|
Willow Glen Neighborhood Association hosted a special Town Hall Meeting in the Gardner Neighborhood on the second Thursday, 14 December 2017 at 7:00 pm.
- The Town Hall Meeting Agenda can be found here.
- The Town Hall Meeting Notes can be found here.
NOTE: this was not our usual meeting location. Instead, this particular meeting occurred at the Gardner Academy school at 502 Illinois Avenue, San Jose 95125.
Willow Glen Neighborhood Association & Archie’s Army invite you to join fellow neighborhood seniors on an escorted bus tour and walkthrough of Christmas in the Park in downtown San Jose; and a bus tour through the Fantasy of Lights at Vasona Park. 🍕PIZZA PARTY & beverage social before at 3:30 PM🍕
Participating residents of ❄️ THE VILLAGE of WILLOW GLEN ❄️ SUMMERCREST ❄️ SIENNA senior living facilities. Escorted by docents.
Charter buses depart at 4:30 pm from the Village of Willow Glen, 465 Willow Glen Way, San Jose, CA 95125. Activities should finish by 8:00 pm.Read more