Viva Calle: Park to Rose

Viva CalleSJ is an “open streets” event, based on the global “Ciclovia” concept where for
one day the roads are opened to people and closed to cars. People traffic on bikes,
skateboards, rollerblades, or walking replaces car traffic and the streets become “paved
parks” where people of all ages and abilities – as well as social, economic, and ethnic
backgrounds – can come out and participate in recreational activities, social services,
cultural events and food in a safe environment! Providing our residents with an
opportunity exercise and improve their health, as well as see what the communities of
our city have to offer from a new perspective, enjoying the streets, neighborhoods and
parks in San José.


Led by the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services (PRNS), Viva
CalleSJ is a collaborative effort between multiple departments from the City of San José,
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Santa Clara County Public Health, VTA, AARP, the
Health Trust, community resources, and non-profit partners, the fifth Viva CalleSJ
program is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 1st, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00
p.m. This route is going from the East Side Business District/Mexican Heritage Plaza
down E.Santa Clara St, will split at 7th Street towards Japantown and SJSU. Along the
route through E.Santa Clara you will be able to turn right onto 7th street and go into
JapanTown as well as making a left on 7th street towards SJSU, then make a left on 1st
to the SoFa District.


Viva CalleSJ is not a race with a beginning or end-point, but rather an active route, filled
with cyclists, runners, walkers, skateboarders, kids in wagons or strollers, etc.