JUST SAY NO TO PLASTIC STRAWS Mark your calendar: Saturday, February 17, 2018 is the next Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup on Highway 280.
JUST THE FACTS:
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018.
Location: Highway 280 NB between Meridian Avenue and Saratoga Avenue
Time: About 3 hours – 9:15 AM -12:15 PM.
Participants: 9 volunteers. I was joined by veteran volunteers Crista, John, Pam, Marty, Charlie, Agnes, Diana and her son. Sabine was absent again, visiting her mother.
A note from Mr. Roadshow: I love getting monthly emails from Loui Tucker, the San Jose woman who has led an Adopt-A-Highway cleanup crew on Interstate 280 and I-880 near Valley Fair mall for 11 years. Read on for the latest from her.
Q Two weeks ago we found three checks totaling over $20,000 from the Santa Clara County Assessor near an onramp. The envelopes had been mailed 10 days earlier.
We returned them to the address listed. The man who answered the door said someone
It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less traffic, but safer, more efficient cities? But it’s true, and it’s happening in places all over the world. Many freeway systems were overbuilt in an auto-obsessed era. It was decades later that cities realized they were actually healthier, greener, and safer without them. Like cap parks, which hope to bridge the chasms through severe
SAN JOSE — For South Bay drivers disgusted by graffiti-covered overpasses and tagged train trestles, something is finally being done.
Next week Caltrans, San Jose and Union Pacific workers will combine to scrub the train crossing over Highway 101 near 13th Street and repaint it. A few days later, the same cleanup will be performed on the 101-McKee Road bridge and soon after on the Bird Avenue crossing over I-280 west of downtown San Jose, where a large yellow “RIP TOMMY” ta