Sunday Funday In Downtown San Jose2 min. read

Video highlights of the Viva Calle San Jose event on May 1.

Major streets in, west of, and north of downtown San Jose will only be open to pedestrians and bicyclists today. From 10am-3pm today, Viva Calle San Jose takes place.

Information on public transit to and from this event – and how your service will be affected – is below.

Transit Information

In addition to Caltrain and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Green Line light rail to San Jose Diridon Station, several VTA bus lines take you to the event. While doing so, for frequent riders, they will detour around the event from 8am-4pm today. These bus lines are listed below; click on the bus line number for information on how they will detour around Viva Calle San Jose:

Please allow up to 15 minutes’ more travel time if you normally use these bus lines, and be ready to walk to your normal stop and where the detoured buses stop, until about 4pm today.

On Two Unrelated Events…

The San Jose Taco and Margarita Festival is today from 12 noon-5pm at SAP Center, 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose. Our transit guide to SAP Center shows you Caltrain, VTA bus lines, and the Highway 17 Express Bus serve SAP Center, across the street at San Jose Diridon Station. Be mindful of VTA buses normally serving SAP Center except the 61 listed above, that normally stop at SAP Center, being detoured. You will have to walk from downtown San Jose to the SAP Center to reach the event.

To accommodate “fEAST on First” in the South of Market area, VTA will detour northbound-only 66 and 68 bus line service in the area. Southbound service to Kaiser San Jose and Gilroy will continue to run along their normal route in the area.


Call VTA at (408)321-2300, visit their web site, or email their Customer Service for more public transit information.

Follow @svtranstupdts on Twitter for the latest public transit updates in San Jose and the South Bay.

Do enjoy the rest of your Sunday on public transit safely today. More coming up this week…

Eugene Bradley
Founder & CEO, Silicon Valley Transit Users