Planned Freeway Overpass Tests San Jose’s ‘Vision Zero’ Pledge to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

San Jose’s “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic deaths may be incompatible with some of the city’s roadway expansions.

Suspending Fees for Improvements

Last week, the City Council made a change to suspend two construction taxes for a limited time in an attempt to encourage commercial property owners to provide improvements for their existing buildings. The hope is that if owners can improve their buildings at a lower cost, they may find tenants—which is a win for them and for San Jose.