By now, you may have heard that the Willow Glen Business Association has formally recommended that the Department of Transportation end the road diet trial and restore Lincoln Avenue to four lanes. The DOT has stipulated that opposition to the road diet from either WGBA or WGNA would cause them to not recommend to the City Council that it be made permanent.
For our part, the WGNA Board of Directors has spent the past few months considering online and offline feedback from residents, parents, drivers, bikers, and pedestrians, in addition to hundreds of comments received at three road diet community meetings, our own annual meeting, and through the Road Diet Working Group. We have yet to issue a formal recommendation, and since road diet feedback has been nearly evenly split, we may not take a position at all.
Regardless of either organization's decision, this matter may still appear before the City Council in the September/October time frame (check here for council meeting dates and agendas: http://sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=3549). They have the final word on whether to make the road diet permanent. We will continue to keep you apprised of opportunities for making your voices heard.
Thank you for engaging with us on this important issue for our community.