Sunset Bridge Project

Sunset Bridge Project

Funding Received: 2015
San Jose, CA
$200,000
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Interstate 680 divides two East San Jose, CA neighborhoods along Sunset Avenue that are respectively home to cultural/social service amenities and businesses/shopping centers. The Sunset Bridge connects the two neighborhoods but is unsafe due to long-term neglect. The City of San Jose recently decided to make the Sunset Bridge a designated bicycle route, and this project aims to leverage this timing to create artistically rich micro-parks on the small parcels of land surrounding the bridge's entrances. Activating these new park spaces through art, music, outdoor activities and community events will encourage residents to comfortably use the bridge to access local amenities while connecting the two neighborhoods to each other and their existing neighborhood assets.