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Bike Lanes

A list of streets with safe bike lanes.

In downtown:

  • 3rd, 4th, 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, and 17th.
  • San Fernando
  • Hedding Street

In the Rose Garden neighborhood:

Alum Rock/Berryessa

  • Berryessa, northeast of 17th. (Blocked by BART construction between Commercial and Lundy)
  • Mabury (Taylor), northeast of 21st. (Blocked by BART construction between 101 overpass and King)

Almaden, Cambrian, and Blossom Hill:

  • Curtner, east of Leigh (becomes Tully). Bike lane continues to Eastridge.
  • Leigh, south of Curtner all the way to Blossom Hill
  • Cherry, south of Curtner
  • Pearl, between Branham and Capitol Expressway

Bike maps

Bicycle parking

The city of San Jose installs and maintains bicycle racks on public thoroughfares throughout the city, which shown on the map linked below. Additional bicycle racks maintained by businesses or transit agencies are not on this map.

Renting bikes

Bay Area Bike Share offers on-street rentals at locations in and around downtown San Jose. Choose a membership term and 30-minute rides are free. Return bikes to any station. Their website also includes a comprehensive list of bike shops throughout the Bay Area, including a listing of which ones offer longer-term bike rentals.

A Bay Area Bike Share rental station

City resources

The City of San Jose has plans and is in the process of building out an extensive network of bicycling facilities, including enhanced bike lanes, trails, and transit access.

Local bicycling organizations

  • The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition promotes bicycling for everyday transportation throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
  • The San Jose Bike Clinic teaches visitors to repair and maintain their bikes at their monthly Skill Share meetups and as volunteers at other community events.
  • The San Jose Bike Party coordinates fun, informal rides. Monthly rides start at 8pm on the third Friday of the month and go for about 20 miles, returning to their starting points. They also coordinate a longer, annual Bike the Limits ride and an annual Ladies' Ride. Visit the website just before the ride for route information.
  • Good Karma Bikes repairs donated bikes to provide personal transportation to homeless and low-income people. They also sell refurbished bicycles to earn money to support their programs.

Other resources

  • Cyclelicious is a blog by local cyclist Richard Masoner, who collects local news and events. He also takes video and photos of rides he attends.
  • One Square Mile is a bicycling blog written by local cyclist and BPAC member Carlos Babcock.