Bike Path SUCCESS! Bollard Be Gone

08 Mar

A round of applause for the City of San Jose! In less than a week after reporting this bike path hazard, poof! the bollard is gone. Kudos go to Yves Zsutty and his San Jose parks team who manage the city’s extensive trail network. They investigated it immediately, determined the bollard wasn’t needed, sent a removal crew out quickly and kept us informed at every step through twitter. That’s service! (And it’s not the first time either)

Bollard Be Gone 2

Location: Guadalupe River Trail at Hwy 880, San Jose, California, USA.


Posted by on March 8, 2013 in Bike Lane FAIL


4 responses to “Bike Path SUCCESS! Bollard Be Gone

  1. ken

    March 8, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Well done Janet! I reported a similar one about a year ago and I haven’t even had a reply yet :-(

    • ladyfleur

      March 8, 2013 at 10:24 am

      The City of San Jose is very responsive, especially to twitter requests. Where is your hazard?

  2. 1.2#`` (@M4NH0)

    March 14, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    nice job.. luckily it looks like it wasn’t already in the ground but just attached via that padlock

    • ladyfleur

      March 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      I think most bollards are designed to be removable so they can get maintenance trucks in when they want to. Or police cars, like I’ve seen there before. Once was at night and believe me, I pulled off that trail in 2 seconds.


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