A few weeks ago, just about every Bay Area media outlet reported on a survey released by an industry-funded transportation research group pegging the condition of San Jose road pavement as the worst in the nation, with Oakland-San Francisco coming in just a couple of notches better.

So it’s an auspicious time, perhaps, for tomorrow’s San Jose City Council meeting on eliminating the backlog in road maintenance. Here’s the agenda, which includes a list of San Jose streets with a Pavement Condition Index below 50. (The PCI scale runs from 0 to 100.)

Tomorrow, on-air and online, you can listen to KQED anchor Joshua Johnson interview Hans Larsen, the acting Deputy Director of San Jose’s Department of Transportation, about the purpose of the council meeting, San Jose roads, and that notorious No. 1 slot on the worst-roads’ report.

Roads most traveled 11 October,2010Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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