Northern News – April 2017

FROM NEGLECTED ALLEY TO ‘OPEN GALLERY,’ A WORK IN PROGRESSJason Su. A North American fellowship launched a project to engage people in improving a downtown San Jose alley. Page 1

SILICON VALLEY HAS A PLAN FOR BUILDING A “STRESS-FREE” BIKE NETWORKRachel Dovey, Next City. A new report lays out a detailed vision for improving the region’s bike network. Page 6

DIVERSITY PROGRAM GOES TO SCHOOLCindy Ma, AICP. Northern Section’s Ambassador Program enlists local planners to engage and talk with K-12 students. Page 11

PLANNERS RESPOND TO NEW TAKE ON DRIVING HABITS AND DENSITYKelsey E. Thomas, Next City. A number of planning experts have pushed back on a UBC professor’s analysis that dense develop- ment does little to reduce driving. Page 14

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