Interesting article (and it covers all sides fairly well) on a proposed ban on sidewalk cycling in the core downtown area of San Jose.
I was bit surprised to learn from the article that there was a recent bike hitting pedestrian death. I did not see any coverage of this in the local media..
also as a note, downtown san jose has had significant bike lanes added in this area in the last couple of years. Some of are of the bright green type and in some cases there has been some road dieting involved.