If you think too much of our hard-earned money goes to government waste, you’d be right, but there are some notable exceptions, such as the local Coyote Creek and Guadalupe River trails.
I meandered out that way this morning to check out the fabulous paved Guadalupe River Trail from the airport to Montague Expressway. I haven’t ridden it yet because the entryways are still being completed at Trimble Road. It looks like they’ll be done by Thanksgiving. There’s work going on beyond Montague as well, so it won’t be long before we’ll have another paved path to Alviso. Today you can take San Tomas Aquino Creek path most of the way to Alviso.
If you’re someone who wants to know just how much use San Jose trails see, there’s a 2012 trail report just for you. They’re seeing substantial growth year to year.
While it’s only about a half-mile, the gnarly stretch between Zanker Road and McCarthy Boulevard paralleling 237 on the north side is newly paved. Now if we could see the Coyote Creek path under Hwy 237 open, there would be some nice loop rides free of traffic. One of these days.
Finally, the 49ers stadium continues to progress. They’re working on the nose-bleed section now. Fortunately the San Tomas Aquino Creek trail is being kept open during construction. They even have traffic control, and trail traffic has priority.