Santa Clara County Expressway System

These are eight arterial roads in Santa Clara County, California that have many fewer intersections and driveways than typical arterial roads. All but one of these road names end with Expressway. While not a system in the physical sense, these roads, called Expressway System by local governments, have in common that they are administered and maintained by the County. These also have a related history, and were formed in the 1960s and early 1970s when the County added lanes and wide, paved shoulders onto existing roads. However, jurisdiction, such as setting speed limits, remains with the cities.

The Wikipedia page for Santa Clara County Expressway System was completely deleted after the Modern Transit Society's webmaster added information to that page containing a history and current status of transit patrons, bicyclists and pedestrians using these roads, including photos of these users. The web page previously had no mention of these users. Freeway fans (people who like freeways) didn't want any information about non-motorists, and deleted the page.

Then, a new Wikipedia page, Expressways in Santa Clara County, was created by MTS' webmaster, but this new page was also completely deleted. This web page now exists as a pdf file (except the links are missing due to a translation bug of Wikipedia when file is exported). It also exists in Wikipedia language:
Link to pdf file (downloads 16 MB due to many pictures):
Link to rtf file (in Wikipedia language that can be copy-paste into a Wikipedia page):

Links for pedestrians along expressways

Expressway topics, links page

Links to pedestrian safety on expressways.

See why the prohibitory signs themselves increase danger to bicycles and pedestrians and how the VTA BPAC voted.
The VTA BPAC voted again when the highway engineers, again, tried to impose new prohibitions.

Analyses of Pedestrians along Expressways

Why were pedestrians and bicycles originally prohibited?

Compare with Montague Expressway:
Walkers have always been allowed, but are subject to appalling conditions
(on portions in San Jose and Milpitas).

For historical information on the fight against bicycle use of shoulders / bike lanes of expressways (until 1991) and against electric trains and streetcars in the Bay Area, click Conflict of Transportation Competitors .

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