2016-2017 Ideas Submissions

2016-2017 Ideas Submissions

My Idea is… So that people can… D3 Location
1 Create Soccer Ball Drill Practice Area Outline a space to the side of community center in grass area for youth to practice Soccer Ball Drills. Backesto Park
2 Remove Handball Court and redo the space with seating or 4 Square or Tether ball Court. Keep the Mural, however reinvent the space with raised garden beds, or install Tether balls. In speaking with SJPD at a recent meeting, they identified the space as a gathering place for trouble. Backesto Park
3 Provide Access and paint inside of building near Base Ball field so it can be used for children. Open building next to BaseBall Field so it can be used as a meeting room or extra recreational room. It was used as a community room several years ago. It would be nice to have it returned to the community and not used for storage. Backesto Park
4 Childrens Art Work Display & Community Center Board Childrens Art Display and Community Center board that provides information regarding the programs being offered at the park and in the community center. Backesto Park
5 Backesto Park Community Center Sign Place a sign in front of the Community Center that identifies Backesto Park and the Community Center. Most parks and Community Centers in the city have one. Backesto does not. Backesto Park Community Center
6 Open Community Bulletin Board – At Backesto Park Community Center So the community can post, business cards, rentals, lost dogs, garage sales, events that occur in the Neighborhood. To encourage members of the community to get involved and get to know each other. Create a sense of community together a focal point. Backesto Park Community Center
7 Enclosed Community Bulletin Board – At Backesto Park Community Center Information regarding Neighborhood Meetings, Events, Voting can be posted to encourage members of the community to get involved. Maybe have a suggestion box attached to it for improvement ideas Backesto Park Community Center
8 Tether Ball Stands Children can play Tether ball at the park Backesto Park
9 Childrens Mural Wall Create a children’s mural along the outside of Restrooms to brighten the park for visitors and make it more inviting . Backesto Park
10 Technology Grant for Tablet’s, Ipads, Computers. Have Access to do Homework After School and Access School Platform Backesto Park
11 Protective Fencing at Monopoly in the Park Continue to enjoy the giant Monopoly in the Park gameboard and the fencing will prevent bicyclist, skateboarders and even city vehicles from riding over the granite/cement surface which damages the painted Monopoly surface. Each year the board needs to be coated with new paint because of this type of damage that can be prevented by a simple tot-lot type of fence around the perimeter of the playing around and the 4 picnic tables there. Guadalupe Park
12 Fund sidewalk patching by property owners and by summer youth program  SJ spent $450,000 patching sidewalks. Property owners spent many times more. Often patching is as effective as complete replacement or grinding. A 40 Lb bag of vinyl patch and tools (wire brush and spatula) costs less than $40, saves thousands of dollars and can be done in minutes versus days. N. 3rd and E. Younger Ave
13 Monopoly Themed Public Bathroom Have access to public bathrooms for families and those with ADA needs at Discovery Meadows/Monopoly in the Park where there currently are no bathrooms in the entire park despite its heavy use during festivals and special events. Guadalupe Park/Discovery Meadows
14 Raised garden beds for a community garden in fenced bocce ball area So local communities and clubs can sponsor and tend raised garden beds providing nutrition education, fresh produce, and fostering a continued link with our cities agricultural past. This would not alter the boccee ball courts but simply replace the worn landscaping with usable raised garden beds.  Backesto Park
15 Police Camera Tower & Parking Space Visually see that police cameras are conducting surveillance along N 13th for traffic entering from the freeway or leaving from the residential neighborhood. This tower would be located across from the Valero Gas Station and a red-painted parking space on the street would be exclusively used by police vehicles to conduct occasional radar speed enforcement. Speed enforcement would not be part of the funding. N. 13th Street near E. Mission
16 Vietnamese Lion Mural Project   Participate in a public mural project along N 13th along currently vacant property (similar to downtown businesses mural projects currently). This public space community mural project would run the length of 13th from Vestal to Mission St along the vacant formerly Squires Lumber & Wholesale Fish market. N 13th between Vestal and E. Mission
17 Bike Stand & Electrical Charging Station Use alternative means of transportation, reduce traffic-polluting cars along 13th and dedicate a permanent stretch of public street & sidewalk across from 633 N 13th. Doing so will remove the availability of illegally parked cars at this location from repeat offenders. Across the Street from 633 N 13th
18 Italian Marionette Street Furniture Recall the Italian heritage of this community and encourage pedestrian traffic and support local artists who would design these permanently fixed marionette-inspired tables, benches and chairs along N 13th between Taylor and Empire.. Along N 13th between Taylor and Empire
19 Parade of Carousel Animal Gateways Recall the historical Luna Park Amusement rides that once existed and transform this downtown gateway along 13th street, from Hwy 101 to Empire St, into a more beautiful and tourist attracting experience. Along 13th street, from Hwy 101 to Empire St
20 Fix the Bleachers and Snack Shack/Provide Wood  The bleachers have splinters and chips. The snack shack has dry rot. The backboards in the batting cage are cracked. Provide the wood for a big volunteer work day to fix it all.  Columbus Park
21 Concrete Sidewalk Walk safely in front of 980 N 11th St. Currently this sidewalk is made of dirt and is inaccessible to wheelchairs and strollers. If sidewalk was functional, it would prevent people from walking in the middle of the street with vehicles. This area is also targeted for illegal dumping and fixing this sidewalk will help alleviate this problem as well. 980 N 11th St
22 Extra funding for community centers in the District  So that kids and seniors can enjoy the programs. Community Centers
23 Extended days and hours at community centers during the summer. So that kids could have somewhere to go, instead of staying out and causing trouble. Community Centers
24 A grant to the boys and girls club within District 3. continue to enjoy the program. Boys and Girls Clubs in District 3
25 Extra funding for youth programs in District 3. enjoy the program. District 3
26 SPA: Maintain & Clean Biebrach Park often. enjoy it. Biebrach Park
27 Clean the Guadalupe Trail from homeless garbage. Continue to use the trail and walk safely. Guadalupe Trail
28 Keep youth programs open local community centers and libraries  Continue to use the programs.  District 3
29 to keep the youth center open.  Continue to use the programs.  District 3
30  More programs for children at all District community Centers and libraries. learn music and art.  District 3
31  Youth Program: to purchase IPADS and Computers for Gardner Community Center learn and communicate. Gardner Community Center
32 A Skatepark by the Gardner neighborhood have a closer location to skate at. Gardner Park
33  A lighted crosswalk in front of the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center on 4th Street. have safer access between the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center and Akiyama Wellness Center in that most of the senior participants walking between the two sites need more time to cross the street, need easier access to public parking on both sides of 4th Street, and because a lot of the senior participants crossing the street use walkers or canes, walking to the corner of 4th Street and Jackson Street is difficult. Corner of 4th and Jackson
34  Outside lighting for the Akiyama Wellness Center,  which is owned by the City of San Jose and operated by the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center. see better when walking in the area, which would prevent falls or injuries, in addition to decreasing crime by providing better lighting and a safer environment 110 Jackson Street
35 Surveillance cameras for the Akiyama Wellness Center,  which is owned by the City of San Jose and operated by the Yu-Ai Kai Community Center.  benefit from a security system that would increase public safety, deter crime including robberies and vandalism, provide footage that can assist the police in apprehending suspects, in addition to giving the senior participants of the community center peace of mind for a safer environment. 110 Jackson Street
36 Paint a mural or grow ivy on the train bridge over  Hwy 101  enjoy a clean overpass by discouraging graffiti & blight. Working with Caltrans, we need a more permanent solution than the standard gray paint, which only creates a blank slate for new graffiti. Train bridge over 101 (Between N 10th and N 11th)
37  Offer matching grant funding for tree pruning  afford and be more willing to properly maintain their trees. All too often I see improper pruning which causes permanent damage to the overall beauty and structure of the tree. Well manicured and maintained trees is what makes a community more beautiful and invests in our future. District 3
38 Security Cameras Along Paseo De San Antonio Alternately, the City should sue the State for blight. If a business owner can be fined for blight, I believe the State should also. Paseo De San Antonio
39 Artfully painted crosswalks on Hedding adjacent to Peter Burnett MS Students and other pedestrians would use these crosswalks. These crosswalks would be painted with Peter Burnett’s school mascot would bring school pride. If done as a D3 Decides project the neighborhood would be better linked to the school. On Hedding adjacent to Peter Burnett MS
40 Label the lanes from Hedding Street (going from East to Westonto N. 10th Street) Yield to priority traffic and protect pedestrian crossing on Hedding Street on 10th Street. Hedding Street from East to West on N. 10th Street
41 Pedestrian Walkway & Lighting on stretch of W. Julian walk safely to and from Little Italy and SAP Center W. Julien
42 More utility box art  in District 3 benefit from cheerful environment that the art brings. We have some utility boxes already painted, but there are more city owned utility boxes that are not yet painted.  District 3
43 Annual Project to provide public median tree prunning for underserved neighbors. be well served.  District 3
44  Additional speed trailers 2 or 3 to help calm neighborhood traffic. Slow down.  District 3
45 Develop an App to report illegal dumping, similar to the graffiti App Easily report illegal dumping in the City.  District 3
46  Cigarette Island (traffic Divider Island) at McLaughlin Avenue & highway 280 be deterred from making illegal u-turns onto 280 entrance ramps & promote pedestrian safety. McLaughlin Avenue & highway 280
47  Wheelchair Lift for Act for Mental Health Center( 441 Park Avenue)- City owned building have access to the building. Currently. the building is not ADA compliant. 441 Park Avenue
48 Pedestria Crosswalk at S. 20th Street at East Santa Clara Street. To allow easier street crossing to the Roosevelt community Center  S. 20th Street at East Santa Clara
49 First Aid & CPR Certification Training for D3 Community Leaders, one or two leaders from each group. know what to do in an emergency. District 3
50 Stop Sign on Santa ana Avenue & 11th Street Walk and drive safely and it would help with traffic calming Santa ana Avenue & 11th Street
51 Sidewalk/ corner ramp on Madera Avenue & 10th Street Cross the street safely when in wheelchair or stroller. Madera Avenue & 10th Street
52 Art Counseling for Free o the Community Get access to art counseling  Auzerais Avenue (?)
53  Install Marker Signs pointing to Coyote Creek Trail at Keyes Street & Senter Road Find an access point to the South side of the Coyote Creek Trail & future Coyote Meadows Coyote Creek Trail Access Point
54 Parcour section with tai chi spinners Be fit in their own neighborhood and keep eyes out for public safety Near S 22nd and Firestdale Aveneue
55  Parcour section with tai chi spinners Be healthy and fit in your own neighborhood and also keep an eye out for neighborhood safety.  Bestor Art Park
56 Five Wounds Trail historical railroad marker The Friends of the Five Wounds Trail worked with VTA to save and store a dozen of the railroad semaphore/light poles that were removed from the abandoned right-of-way for use along the Five Wounds Trail. There’s already a wide sidewalk section of the trail built along S 22nd Street from the Olinder Dog Park to E William Street. The idea would be to install one of the saved poles along the sidewalk portion of the trail at Martin Park. Residents should know about the historical significance of the Western Pacific (and later Union Pacific) operating through our neighborhood for more than 80 years. The residential housing between S 22nd Street and Woodborough Drive was built on the former railroad right-of-way switching yard.   Martin Park
57  SPA: Poner senales para la escuela (McKinley Elementary).

ENG: To install a signal for McKinley Elementary.

SPA: Saber que hay una escuela cerca.


ENG: Be aware that there is a school close by.

 McKinley Elementary
58 repainting crosswalks and centra lines on McLaughlin Avenue and South 24th Street. Walk safely with their children and drivers can see the lines. McLaughlin Avenue and South 24th Street
59 Street signs for Street sweeping day for Madera/Horning Assoc The Madera/Horning neighborhood is in desperate need of Street Sweeping signs. The neighborhood has a lot a illegal dumping issues and abandoned vehicles. The street signs will maintain the streets clean and discourage the illegal dumping Madera/Horning neighborhood
60 Dumpster Day/Clean-Up Day  Improve their neighborhood by cleaning it up. $500 for each Neighborhood Association in District 3 to assist with the payment for a dumpster. It can be a great opportunity for people to walk through their neighborhood and clean up the streets. Additionally, the rental of the dumpster can be for the residents to rid their homes of trash without throwing it outside or dumping it elsewhere. District 3
61 Roundabout with Marked Crosswalk  Walk and drive through the area without risking their safety. Currently, Horning St is used as a short cut during traffic hours to get from 10th St to Freeway 101. Vehicles zoom by at dangerous speeds. Homes are located on both sides of Horning St with children crossing on unmarked intersections. A tragedy is waiting to happen.   Horning and 11th
62  Bike lanes between N Autumn & Almaden Ave Bike safely between the Guadalupe River Trail / Little Italy and San Pedro Square/downtown via St. John-Almaden Blvd-Carlysle St. Increasing the number of safe bike connections around downtown decreases incidents/accidents and the reliance on cars. This is a win for residents–by increasing comfortable mobility options–and for the city–by deferring needed expenditures on more expensive transportation infrastructure while increasing connections between residents and parks and businesses. between N Autumn & Almaden Ave
63  Crosswalk on Alma at the East Corner of Mastic Cross safely. Alma Center, which includes the Senior Center and Youth Center is on one side of Alma and the DMV is on the other side. Alma is a very busy street. I see so many children, Adults and Seniors cross in that area. I feel if there was a crosswalk there again it would be much safer for all who cross in this area. Alma and Mastic
64 A Trail Map Sign at the Story Road entrance to the Coyote Meadows trail showing the way over the trestle and another sign at the Olinder Park spot on the trail.   be more aware of the trail which is available now, but will be even better in a few years after a currently development plan is completed. The signage and map at the Story Road end is especially needed to help community members find a safe walking location now that the nearby SJSU track site is no longer open to the public. This end of the trail could also benefit from an attractive sign that joins with the painted utility box to continue efforts to overcome some of the drabness of that section of Story road. The signs at both ends of this section of trail would let people near Story Rd know they have a pathway to Olinder Park and let the Olinder Park people know they have a pathway that gets them close to Happy Hollow. The map signs could be both educational and beautiful. Story Road and Olinder Park spots on Coyote Meadows Trail
65 Bike path from Naglee Park to Happy Hollow bike safely from downtown neighborhoods to Happy Hollow. Kelley Park/Happy Hollow.
66 Childrens Play Area at William Street Park Create a family friendly environment in what is a beautiful and enormous park. Encourage more local families to utilize the park and make Naglee Park an even more family friendly neighborhood. William Street Park
67 Historic Street Murals at St. James Park I love the street murals in place on 4th Street at SJSU. Would love to see some similar art added at major intersections around St. James Park to highlight the history and community aspect of the park. For example, at St. James and 1st and 3rd; on St. John at 1st and 3rd. St James Park
68 Install sexy lights on Seventh between the North and South SJSU Campuses. routinely walk to SJSU’s “”south campus”” for games and other activities. Use pedestrian lights that make the trip festive and safe. 7th between SJSU North and South Campuses
69 Sound Baffles under Hwy 87 at Delmas relax outdoors and chat instead of having to stop while trucks roar along 87 -or- cars accelerate up the 87 on ramp at Auzerais -or- cars fly down Delmas to beat the light -or- motorcycles rumble along Auzerais with the bottom side of 87 echoing their noise in all directions. under 87 at Delmas
70 Install chair lift or ramp at ACT for Mental Health facility for ADA accessibility enter the ACT facility, which is on the 2nd floor, without climbing the narrow stairs. This non-profit agency treats clients from all over the county in this City-owned building at 441 Park Ave, but the only access is a narrow set of stairs. A chair lift would carry wheelchair-bound and other disabled clients up the stairs to the facility. 441 Park Avenue
71 Make the downtown core a no right on red zone Within the downtown core, promote walkability and protect pedestrians by eliminating the potential conflict between pedestrians, who have a legal crossing, and drivers, who are looking out for cross-traffic, not pedestrians. Downtown
72 Close northbound Market between San Carlos and San Fernando Bringing back an idea from the last round of D3D: expand the Plaza de Cesar Chavez by routing north-bound traffic on S. Market to the westerly side of the plaza, allowing only drop-off, taxi, and emergency traffic on the easterly side of the plaza. Plaza de Cesar Chavez
73  SPA: Una beca para las escuelas.

ENG: A scholorship for schools.

SPA: para mejorar el alumbrado en la escuela sobre todo el area de las canchas. Para ejercer el deporte y seguridad en la escuela

ENG: To improve lighting in schools in the grass area. To improve sports and public safety at school.

District 3


74 We need more light by Prevost Street & Minnesota be safe Provost Street and Minnesota
75 Embossed Crosswalks at intersection of William Street and McLaughlin/ 24th walk. William Street and S 24th (McLaughlin)
76 More lights in Campbell  Melbourne Blvd
77  To add more lighting in the streets and also more sports at schools.  So the kids don’t get stuck inside and so they can have more lighting when they are walking out at night.  6th and Bestor (??)
78  Dress up Discovery Dog Park   Have a better experience in a nicer dog park, including artificial turf, clean water fountains, better lighting, nice pick-up bag stations, and an overall trim and clean-up.  Discovery Dog Park
79 Bassett Street Bikeway between N 1st and Autumn Pkwy/Guadalupe River Trail   easily access the GRT and the retail on Coleman by bike from downtown.  between N 1st and Autumn Pkwy/Guadalupe River Trail
80 Installation of speed bumps in the Hyde Park district of San Jose  Currently, with the increased traffic on N 1st at Taylor through Burton Ave, N 2nd st is used as a thoroughfare for travel. Despite the roundabouts installed, traffic well exceeds the speed limit throughout the day. My spouse was already hit pulling out of the drive way, and I have seen two pedestrians struck on their bikes. This is a serious concern as there is no policing of this area and the traffic continues to increase, therefore the risk of accidents and pedestrian injury rises.   2nd Street
81 Paint Ls and Ts on 19th St between E. Julian and Washington park more efficiently. Parking is limited and it is made worse when one car takes up the space that two cars could utilize. 19th St between E. Julian and Washington
82 Small Children’s Park and Community Orchard on City-Owned Lot at Gifford and Park Avenues enjoy fresh fruits year-round. With as few as 5-6 citrus trees, we can enjoy 12 months of citrus.  This would have the added benefit of greening the neighborhood. lot at Gifford and Park Avenue
83 Consider roundabout at S Montgomery-S Autumn Street merge in preparation for Autumn Parkway and making Autumn bi-directional Allows cars to safely and efficiently self-navigate the intersection of these two streets without requiring the inherent inefficiencies of yet another traffic signal along this strip. S Montgomery at S Autumn Street
84 Protected (Class IV) Bike Lane on Bird/Mongtomery/Autumn (Currently nonexistent north of 280) to St. John/GRT Cyclists commuting from Willow Glen and Delmas Park to Diridon and San Fernando/downtown are not given any lane markings at all and must ride between parked cars (and the danger of dooring) and 45-55 MPH traffic. This is unsafe and discouraging to bicycle ridership.   Bird/Mongtomery/Autumn north of 280 to St. John
85  Protected (Class IV) Bike Lane on Almaden Blvd (Currently Class II,  Unprotected)  With housing going in around San Pedro Square and in North San Pedro (following the re-gridding of the streets) and jobs to the south (Adobe, the Lew Wolff proposal on San Fernando, #Diridon etc.), it is important to provide a safe alternative to driving such a short distance. Walking is one option, but if you want to bike, you have to use unprotected bike lanes  This can be solved by installing a Class IV bike lane, with options including buffers, bollards, or moving the bike lane inboard of the parking lane.alongside 30-55 MPH traffic. This is unsafe.

This can be solved by installing a Class IV bike lane, with options including buffers, bollards, or moving the bike lane inboard of the parking lane.

Almaden Blvd.
86 Build a pedestrian paseo connecting W St. John (and the N San Pedro developments) with St. James Park and the Light Rail stations People like straight lines and they like to be able to see their destination. Wayfinding 101. With so many new residents coming to NSP, it’s in the best interest of the city to make it as easy as possible for residents to get around without a car.  W St. John and St. James Park and Light Rail stations
87 Wider sidewalks with protected bike lanes on Bird Ave over 280 This is the main/only walking route between Delmas Park and the elementary school, but it is decidedly unsafe for pedestrians. Bird Avenue over 280
88 Mid-crossing pedestrian refuge on Almaden Blvd at Woz Almaden is a very wide road. Crossing is not easy. Almaden Blvd. at Woz Way
89 Improved lighting on N Almaden under 87 This undercrossing is seriously and dangerously dark. How are we supposed to weave together Little Italy and the North San Pedro developments with this barrier in between? N Almaden under 87
90 Solar-powered phone chargers at major pedestrian locations (Plaza de Cesar Chavez)  This was explored at year 1 of D3D. Battery low? Need a quick boost? Prefer that those who are homeless don’t break open utility boxes to charge their devices? This could be your solution. Plaza de Cesar Chavez
91 Solar-powered phone chargers at major pedestrian locations (Discovery Meadow) This was explored at year 1 of D3D. Battery low? Need a quick boost? Prefer that those who are homeless don’t break open utility boxes to charge their devices? This could be your solution. Discovery Meadow
92  Ultra-high-reflectivity \ flags\  (see Volvo’s Life Paint) for pedestrians using the Gifford crosswalk across Park Avenue This is a quick and dirty solution to making for a safer crosswalk in a growing neighborhood across a heavily used roadway. Gifford crosswalk across Park Avenue
93  Ultra-high-reflectivity \ flags\  (see Volvo’s Life Paint) for pedestrians using the Josefa crosswalk across W San Carlos This is a quick and dirty solution to making for a safer crosswalk in a growing neighborhood across a major arterial roadway. Josefa crosswalk across W San Carlos
94  Solar trash compactor at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez In year 1 of D3D, we explored the idea of solar-powered trash compactors at major pedestrian  Plaza de Cesar Chavez
95 Solar trash compactor at the CDM  In year 1 of D3D, we explored the idea of solar-powered trash compactors at major pedestrian locations.  CDM
96  Better accommodations for pedestrians at Auzerais and Woz At this corner, there are no gates or swing-arms that come down. And cars have a wide radius to follow from Auzerais on to Woz. Despite being a major walking route for Discovery Museum visitors, and, worse, despite so many of those visitors being children, this is a particularly dangerous place for pedestrians. Auzerais and Woz
97  Build \ bulb-outs\  at Auzerais at Gifford Auzerais is used as a back route to the 87 southbound onramp. Traffic flows at a high speed. This is an environment that is dangerous for pedestrians. Auzerais at Gifford
98  Build \ bulb-outs\  at Auzerais at Gifford Auzerais is used as a back route to the 87 southbound onramp. Traffic flows at a high speed. This is an environment that is dangerous for pedestrians. Auzerais at Josefa
99  Build a public park at Gifford & W San Carlos  Delmas Park is surrounded by great public amenities, but is also surrounded by physical barriers to those amenties–87, 280, Bird/Caltrain–and has few amenities within its boundaries. Gifford & W San Carlos
100  Improve lighting/uplimb trees on W San Carlos in front of Discovery Meadow It’s seriously dark at night. We want people to be able to walk safely between burgeoning Delmas Park and downtown.  W San Carlos in front of Discovery Meadow
101  Improve lighting on W San Carlos under Highway 87. Walk safely between burgeoning Delmas Park and downtown  W San Carlos under Highway 87
102  Improve the Appearance and Usability of Discovery Dog Park feel better about using the dog park at Park Ave and Delmas Ave. Currently the dog park is either a mud hole during the rainy season or a dusty, dirty place during the dry season. It is very uninviting, and it does compare to the new Del Monte Dog Park or Hart’s Dog Park. Discovery Dog Park
103  Upgrade Lighting in Discovery Dog Park feel safer using the dog park at Park Ave and Delmas Ave at night. Even installing string lights would be a major improvement. The 2 or 3 lights that are currently there are not sufficient.  Discovery Dog Park
104  Underpass Mural on the 7th street exit. I would like to see a mural that depicts a bit of history about the neighborhood under the overpass ramp that is constantly getting graffiti on it. I would love to see a mural that either depicts some history about \ Speed City\  connecting to SJSU history. Have a better sense of place as they exit the Spartan Keyes Neighborhood. Also, I believe a mural(s) would help prevent our ongoing graffiti problem there.   7th Street Exit and 280.
105 Convert Vine Street to a one-way street walk safely and cars can slow down. Vine Street
106  Traffic Control Signals by Washington Elementary; Mas somaforos en el Parque. So that people can: Cross and walk safely. Washington Elementary
107  fix holes in sidewalk safety get our of their cars and go to school, without falling or tripping in the holes in sidewalk Illinois Avenue
108  Test marking parking spaces in neighborhoods Parking is an issue. Often people mark in unmarked areas in such a way that the number of spaces is reduced. Run a test of marking out parking spaces in a neighborhood, similar to what is done downtown, to see if it improves marking and reduces stress. N 33rd Between E St James and Alum Rock
109  Create a community garden   A community garden would take this open space and leverage it to grow food that can then be donated to the shelters that are being built in the downtown area to help feed those trying to get back on their feet. A community garden will unite neighbors and take an open space used for illegal drug use and turn it into something beautiful and useful. First Street Open Space
110  solar street lights near each of  District 3’s new  welcome to the neighborhood signs possibly mounted on existing telephone poles to cut down on cost of installation This addition to our district’s lighting would contribute to public safety at night. Also by illuminating the neighborhood signs it would contribute to art and culture and provide a sense of identity and pride for each of the district’s neighborhoods. The solar approach would be cost efficient in the long run, no on going energy cost once the lights are installed and if existing telephone posts are utilized that should help reduce installation costs. By starting with these few locations this project could be a pilot program for how solar lighting could be utilized in the future, perhaps for blocks that have no lighting at all. District 3 Neighborhoods
111 Re-Paint Brenda Lopez’s Quote at Brenda Lopez Memorial Plaza Be proud of a past community hero who was an inspiration to the children of the Guadalupe-Washington Community. Over time, the quote has faded away, which was engraved at the center of the plaza. Brenda Lopex Memorial Park
112  SPA: 3-4 letreros alrededor de la Biblioteca Latinoamericana y el Centro de Jovenes que diga \ no fumar, tomar,  o urinar

ENG: Place  3-4 signs around the Washington Library and the Youth Center.

SPA: Para que las personas sepan que no deven fumar, tomar alcol, or urinar alrededor de lost edificios.

ENG: So that people know that they should not be smoking, drinking alcohol, or urinating around the buildings.

Washington Library and the Youth Center.
113 Dos bandas de Frenados en la Willow Street (uno entre las calles Palm y la Locust; Otro entre la Almaden y la Calle Prospect)  SPA: para que los caros manejen despacio.

ENG: So that the cars can slow down when they’re driving.

Willow Street Between Palm and Locust
114 Un crosswalk en Graham Street SPA: para que las families puedan caminar sin ir hasta en fin de Graham, onde empiesa la Willow Street. Las Familias ya cruzan ilegalmente porque no hay in crosswalk para llegar a Mastic Street.

ENG: So that Families can cross safely. Families w/ their children are already crossing illegally because the closest crosswalk is all the way at the end of Graham, where willow Street begins.

Graham Street
115  Continue the Hedding Street bike lanes Southwest Actually use these lanes to get all the way to school or work. Right now the lanes stop right where the real dangers begin, as cars begin racing for freeway ramps off Coleman and right before the intimidating overpass of the train tracks. Hedding Street
116  Start a street tree insurance fund   Get funds to help when required street trees break sidewalks, curbs, or cause other damage. Right now the rule says every property needs a tree, but the city charges homeowners for all tree damage to pavement and doesn’t enforce the tree rule, so street-wise homeowners frequently ignore the rule and leave blank concrete in front of their yard, making our streets less welcoming places, but cheaper for the homeowner. District 3
117 Paint parking T-marks Make more neighborly use of curb spaces long enough for 2 cars but too frequently filled with just one car. A small bit of paint teaches people to be better neighbors. Streets that are commonly jammed with parking could use these at every curb space that’s over 25′ long or so. 13th between Empire and Washington
118  Add a Westbound bikeway on Basset St Use this short 1-way block to connect between 2nd street and the excellent bike connection through the County offices to Julian and the Guadalupe trail. Cyclists currently use this every morning, just riding the wrong way and surprising the bus drivers. Bassett Street
119 Add a ramp connection to the Guadalupe trail Get from the Ryland/Vendome neighborhood safely to the Guadalupe trail without having to cross the freeway monstrosity which is Coleman Ave. Right now people must either cross Coleman or cross the creek – there’s no direct access to the most pedestrian- and bike-friendly streets near here. Guadalupe Trail
120  Synchronize lights on 10th-11th at 20mph Reliably get green lights while traveling a safer urban speed. Post signs saying (“green lights sync’ed to 20mph”) and watch everyone slow down. Right now traffic speeds are 30mph+ as everyone races to catch the greens. Do this on existing 1-way streets 10th-11th between Keyes and Hedding and 3rd-4th Keyes and Taylor. 10th-11th between Keyes and Hedding and 3rd-4th Keyes and Taylor
121  Improve Mobile City Hall Use the Mobile City Hall app whether or not they live in District 1. (Right now this app is the best way to reach city services from a mobile device, but it doesn’t seem actively updated and it officially says it’s only for District 1, so it turns a lot of people away even though it does work everywhere.) District 3
122 Replace or repair excercise equipmwent in Gardner Center Two out of three treadmill machines are not functioning. One out of two stationary bikes is out of order. This would restore order in the exercise room and make people happier.   Gardner Center
123 Make Street signs and Traffic signs visible  Cutting or pruning the bushes and tree branches where they block the view of the signs, so the people could see them better. this would make driving safer in the neighborhood.  Minor Avenue between Willis Ave and W. Virginia St
124  Traffic Calming Speed Bumbs  Mind the speed limit down Sunol Street as it is one of the few through streets towards 280. Speeding is frequent after arena events and the neighborhood has many pedestrians. Sunol Street between Auzerais and W. San Carlos
125 Additional Lighting Under the Coleman Bridge at Ryland Street/Park Drive be more safe as they cross the street at night. Help motorists more clearly see pedestrians crossing the street. Also deters crime and highlights the unique ivy growth that exists on the bridge columns. Ryland Street and park Drive
126 Landscape Fire Station #3 located at 98 Martha St be motivated to improve their homes and businesses. The fire station looks somewhat blighted with no type of landscaping. A new paint job and some type of greenery would improve the area and make walking there more enjoyable and also improve the surrounding neighborhood.  98 Martha St
127 Close northbound access to So. 12th St Stop cutting through this residential area to cut over to northbound S. 11th street or access hwy 280 through the side street. S 12th Street
128 Install signs at intersections informing bicyclist that they must obey traffic rules(stoping at red lights and stop signs) Many bicyclist do not know that they are required to stop at stop signs and red lights and this puts them in danger of being hit by a vehicle.
These signs would remind them what the law is so they can be a safer bicyclist.
S 17th and E. San Antonio St
129 Paint murals on the telephone/fiber optics boxes on the NE corner of N 17th and E Santa Clara street. These boxes are consistently tagged with graffiti. By painting them with a mural they will no longer be a target. That will help with the blight around that part of the neighborhood. NE corner of N 17th and E Santa Clara street
130 Provide a $20,000 Grant to Backesto Park Community Center for  a Childrens Restrooms So Children can have a clean safe restroom to use inside the community center. The restroom would be available to all children in the park when the center is open. Permission to convert the storage room to a restroom has been granted. We need funding. Backesto Park Community Center
131 Complete or move toward completing pedestrian lighting in the Reed Historic District The Reed Historic Landmark District covers approximatly 15 blocks between SJSU and Hwy 280. Six the blocks have pedestrian lights. Complete S. 6th by lighting the 600 block which also takes in the west side Lowell Elementary School which is open nights for sports. Light 3 blocks S. 7th between SJSU and Hwy 280 which also lights the east side of Lowell School. That leaves two blocks of Margaret between S 7th and S. 9th, two blocks of S. Reed between S. 4th and S. 6th and two blocks of S. 5th between Margaret and William. The additinal lighting will make it safer for children and adults who use Lowell Elementary School at night. Additional lighting will make it safer for SJSU students who live on these streets as well as the other residents. S. 7th was to be done before the recession when the money went away. Reed Historic District
132 Increase availabilty of Wifi Everyone living or visiting in the Heart of Silicon Valley with a device capable of getting on the internet will have free Wifi access. This would benefit almost everyone especially low-income who cannot afford to pay a monthly fee. District 3
133 Install new pedestrian lighting and repair existing pedestrian lighting along both sides of E. Santa Clara St. between 1st St and Coyote Creek walk safely and avoid criminal activity that occurs in dark spots along that street.
Additioal Comment from originator:
Vehicle lighting along the roadway is fine but does not adequately light the sidewalks where people walk. Businesses suffer from criminal activity and vandalism without adequate lighting at their storefronts. Neighbors do not use the street for short walking trips downtown because they fear for their safety. Even during the daylight hours the sidewalks are spoiled with defecation, urine, and litter.
E. Santa Clara St. between 1st St and Coyote Creek
134 $5,000  technology grant for San Jose youth commission to purchase laptops that can be reused by future youth commisioners. So that all youth commissioners have access to a computer if they need it. District 3
135 $7,000 grant for each youth program at community centers. Funds would be for  infrastructure improvements (summer program supplies, furniture, technology, games, etc.) So that our youth spend their time in appealing safe space. District 3 Community Centers
136 $7,000 grant for community center enhancements related to technology & art. utilize a center that works. Leninger Community Center and others
137 Install improved lighting under the Hwy 87 overpass at Park Ave. more safely and confidently walk along Park Ave at night. The existing lighting is very dim. This results in a scary situation right on the edge of Downtown and on a major pathway towards Diridon and the Arena. Perhaps this will be new lighting fixtures or maybe just brighter bulbs. Whatever works. under the Hwy 87 overpass at Park Ave.
138 Big Welcome to \ X\  signs for major parks in District 3 ( Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park & St. James Park) identify the importance of these big parks. Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park & St. James Park
139 $1,500 grant to all community centers in District 3 to purchase decor for recognized holidays. Decor must be reusable for following years. be inclined to go and utilize community center and its services / programs. District 3 Community Centers
140 Install flags on 4 existing flagpoles on Park Ave enjoy the view of flags waving in the breeze at Park Ave and the Guadalupe River Park. These flagpoles have been empty for several years; it’s time to get flags back onto them. Park Avenue
141 Plant trees in the City owned vacant lot on the west side of the S. 4th St. onramp to Hwy 280. See green trees instead of a vacant lot as they enter Hwy 87 on S. Fourth St. This lot is fenced but is often littered. Trees will help the environment and make the vacant lot more pleasant to drive or walk by. vacant lot on the west side of the S. 4th St. on ramp to Hwy 280.
142  Diagonal cross walk San Fernando and 4th St and maybe more at other busy dangerous crosswalks downtown for safety of pedestrians walking.  All traffic lights at the intersection would s top at the same time.  No one driving move and all pedestrians no matter which way they were crossing the street could cross at the same time.  This is done in busy intersection in other cities.  I have seen in in Oakland China Town area People would feel more confident crossing the st and cars would not be able to turn into walking traffic. Right now during busy times cars will cut people out and I have seen many people almost getting struck by a vehicle San Fernando and 4th St
143 Complete stop signs on every corner at St. James & Julian Street between 4th and 17th Streets Walk safely. St. James & Julian Street between 4th and 17th Streets
144 Add solar panels to Gardner Community Center offset energy use at community center Gardner Community Center
145  Add public wifi to Gardner Community Center have access to internet, complete homework after school Gardner Community Center
146 Trash can on pedestian walk way throw away trash while walking on path between Bird Ave and W William St. path between Bird Ave and W William St.
147 Gardner Academy sound wall sound wall is needed between Gardner Academy and 280 HWY to cut down noise during school hours Gardner Academy
148 Extend Guadalupe Trail have a continuous to 87 bikeway Guadalupe Trail
149 A new sound system for the Gardner Community Center use the sound system and listen to audio whenever classes or events are happening. Gardner Community Center
150 New Basketball Hoops and rims for the basketball courts at Biebrach Park. Kids can play basketball. Biebrach Park
151 A Skate Park behind the Gardner Community Center Skate. Gardner Community Center
152 Put speed bumps on West Virginia Street (beginning from Bird Avenue to Delmas Avenue),  nearest to Gardner School and Gardner Community Center. could be safe and make the area safe for children and families. West Virginia Street (beginning from Bird Avenue to Delmas Avenue)
153 Traffic Lights at Washington and 10th / 11th Many accidents happen at these intersections – 10th and 11th streets should be fully covered by traffic lights from Hedding all the way to Reed. The existing lights, where they do exist, are timed well. Typically, the lights turn green as you approach them. This pattern should be continued up and down the streets. at Washington and 10th / 11th
154 D3 Beautification Day Fund a District wide beautification day, bring the community together to clean, paint, restore and beautify our district. District 3
155 Parking Permits Owning a car is the American way. It helps stimulate our economy. Our economy is great right now because it is a challenge to find a place to park. Most of the parking spaces have abandoned vehicles or vehicles that belong on the property; owners have parking on their property but they park on the street anyway.

My suggestion is to implement a parking permits for owners and renters. The owner of the vehicle would have to register their vehicle and prove that they have insurance; plus prove residency. Also, if a owner or renter live in place with X amount of rooms, then the legal amount of people that place can occupy can only receive parking permits.

This will help our neighborhood, and neighbors, to live more comfortably without having to worry if they are going to have a parking space when they get home.

E Taylor and N. 11th
156 Install fence along 22nd street to enable parks staff to close the park at night Feel safer in the neighborhood 22nd Street @ Watson Park
157 Install new railing and a new floor on the old railroad trestle crossing coyote creek at Story Road for safe access to the coyote creek trail. Coyote CreekTrail – coyote creek at Story Road
158 Better lighting (motion activated) & camera at Joyce Ellington Library’s parking lot be discouraged to use the area to dump debris (often hazardous construction material) next to an elementary school. Until the next garbage pick-up date, the hazardous material is left unsecured on City property with young children nearby, thereby endangering children and posing a liability for the City.

Also, when community evening meetings end late or staff leaves late, additional lighting would improve safety. I also see individuals with their laptops or phone using the free wi-fi after hours so better lighting would help with their safety too.

Joyce Ellington Library
159 Center barrier on Julian St Traffic between San Jose High and hwy 101 is very bad at peak times. This is exacerbated by jaywalkers and drivers who make unsafe left turns into the side streets and strip malls. Erecting a barrier in the middle of the street would limit turns and crossings to the protected intersections, making traffic safer and smoother for everyone. Julian Street
160 Fund a Neighborhood Trash Collection Day Similar to what the city of Santa Clara does annually, set a date when everyone in D3 can set out large items for collection. This will decrease littering/dumping, and encourage recycling (in my experience, many of the items are collected by private individuals before the garbage trucks get them). District 3
161 Round about and brick cross walk 25th and East St. James is a busy intersection. I propose a round about and brick cross walks. This is Curently a two way stop. During drop off and pick up for the high school there is heavy traffic and speeding teens. As well as morning and eve traffic because 101 entrance is so close. This also tends to be a way rouge get away cars zip through to avoid police in a chase. There is two dips in the road at the two way stop and many do not stop and bottom out their cars. We have many hit and run accidents. Drivers are not stopping and being surprised by the road dips and swerving into parked cars. fortunately no one has been hurt only cars and fences. The brick cross walk should match the new cross walk on 24th & East Saint James which makes the neighborhood look beautiful. 25th and East St. James
162 Coyote creek biking/walking trail I would like to see a bike/ walking path next to Coyote Creek to include and connect Watson park, Rosevelt park, Olinder park thru Kelly Park. This will help children and families have a safe way to get to Head Start, SJUSD Preschool, Empire elementary, Olinder Elementry, Sunrise Middle and San Jose High. While provideing families a work out path from park to park which are already family oriented and need more use. This may even cut down on parking and traffic. May discourage homeless from living there is it is used. Coyote Creek
163 Resurface track at Biebrach Park To increase exercise stops in the area. Biebrach Park
164 Permit parking for roosevelt neighborhood Reduce dumping of vehicles and reduce congestion of vehicles. Roosevelt Neighborhood
165 Lighted Walkway at Carneigie Library Crosswalk,  crossing at 23rd & E. Santa Clara street. So that drivers can easily identify crosswalks by the use of vibrant colors. For the painting include library themes. 23rd & E. Santa Clara street
166 Art Crosswalk at 23rd Street & E. Santa Clara street Be able to cross to the library and/ or the bus stop 23rd Street & E. Santa Clara street
167 Lighting for the Spartan-Keyes neighborhood welcome sign A neighborhood welcome sign for Spartan Keyes Neighborhood  is going to be installed at the bottom of the South Seventh St off ramp (at the corner of E Virginia and S Sixth St) from southbound Interstate 280.

I would like to see that sign illuminated after dark so that motorists, especially truckers, realize that they are no longer on the the freeway, that they are entering a residential neighborhood and they should slow down and obey the posted speed limits.

The exact type of lighting is not necessarily an issue, but I would like to see energy efficient, long lasting lighting, such as LED, used here. There are several sources of electricity available withing a few feet of the sign’s location, however it seems like solar lighting might be a better idea here. I would strongly recommend protecting both the sign and its lighting from being run over and destroyed by errant drivers with some sort of barricade or bollards.

An example of a solar lighted neighborhood sign can be seen
here: http://www.mrsolar.com/content/images/IMG_0196.jpg

Corner of E Virginia and S Sixth St)
168 Dog Park/Lighted Walkway under 280 Overpass Walk their dogs, meet other neighbors, feel safe when walking under the overpass to go to/from the center of downtown. Also, to give the space a meaning, as currently it is a constant magnet for trash and encampments. Lighting and dogs with their owners would keep these things from happening. 3rd Street under 280
169 Bicycle lane overpass for Taylor St. Ride safely over the 101. There is currently no shoulder and it’s very dangerous for cyclists where there’s a bicycle lane on either side of the over pass, just not on that particular stretch up & over a highway. Plus, the BART station that’s going in will need better access for cyclist commuters, so why not widen the road and make it safer for all? Taylor @ 101
170 Traffic Calming/speed bump Travel safely North on S. 12th Street from Keyes to Martha. This street is heavily used already by San Jose Water. During rush hour, many cars trying to go North on 11th to I-280 will avoid the 3-5 block backup and speed rapidly down S 12th. There are several large apartments and multifamily residences with kids up and down the two blocks.

A similar calming program was put into effect for S. 9th Street already.

12th Street from Keyes to Martha.
171 Doggy Bag Supply for all District 3 parks that currently have doggy bag containers maintain park cleanliness District 3 parks
172 Light the Way. Light the underpass under Hwy 280 on S. 7th Street. Even better,  do it in an artistic fashion.  SJSU colors perhaps? For safer walking at night. 280 at 7th street
173 Hire more police Feel safe in their homes. District 3
174 Turf at the dog park? Return to the dog park. I think we have learned standard grass isn’t very durable for a dog park. Maybe decomposed granite and areas of artificial grass are more durable? Or a hardy ground cover that can take advantage of the reclaimed water sprinkler system. Watson Park
175 Slow School Zone and Park Signage or Rumble strips Feel safe walking to Empire Elementary and Watson Park. Crossing guards do a great job during school hours, but there is still a lot of foot traffic outside of those hours and on weekend. Cars often ignore or don’t see people in crosswalk speeding through them. Empire Elementary and Watson Park
176 Cutting trees/lighting See and feel safe at night and early mornings. There is a bus stop here and many people walk down 2nd st to get there. 2nd and E San Salvador
177 Make it more visible for outgoing traffic entering Auzerais Ave. add 4 way stop signs on this busy street. Exiting Josefa St. is a torture after 5:00 pm because of commuters using Auzerais to enter to highway 87 etc. Not fear getting in car accidents, and cars will drive at a slower speed on Auzerais Ave. Entering Auzerais / Exiting Josefa
178 Hire the Homeless. There are many homeless people in downtown San Jose. I see them all of the time when I walk to and from MLK library. Several of them stay regularly at Saint James Park and at North First Streets, and beyond.
Hire the homeless. Give them a purpose and pay them accordingly to sweep and clean their streets. It will give them self-worth, self-respect, and their own money without having to beg for cash. Help them feel like human beings.
179 Install LED street lighting from on N13th street Backesto Park to E Hedding/ Oakland Road Feel safer walking around the 13th street area. If lighting is improved it can potentially deter crime and blight and encourage more neighborhood friendly business to evolve along 13th street. N13th street Backesto Park to E Hedding/ Oakland Road
180 Basic or Art Crosswalk on 24th @ St. John and St James stop speeding so much and pedestrians, including SJHS Students, could cross safely and residents could leave their homes safely. 24th @ St. John and St James
181 Art Crosswalks @ 23rd Street / E. Santa Clara be more visible to traffic and could cross safely from bus stop to Carnegie Library. The Art on the Crosswalk could be related to the classics: Little Red Riding Hood, Dr. Seuss, The Grinch, Pooh Bear, etc. @ 23rd Street / E. Santa Clara
182 Underground Utilities on Jackson Street,  along Watson Park Enjoys the views of the trees and hills, and allow the existing black walnut trees to grow. Jackson Street along Watson Park
183 A bird net under the Fuller Street bridge Avoid looking at dead pigeons on the ground. Fuller Street Bridge
184 basketball court play basketball together E San Fernando and 4th
185 Backesto Park Jog/walk path Jog or walk around the vicinity of the park without utilizing the grass or sidewalk. Backesto Park