January 18, 2016

Notes from Cupertino Bike/Ped Commission Meeting

Commission attendees:  Stillman, Heller, Ayer, Jones, Lin, Lindskog

Visitors: Craig Hofstetter, Jerry Tallinger, Larry Dean, Anne Ng, Michelle Hocker

  1. Walk-Bike Cupertino (Dean) reported:
    1. Discussions are ongoing with CUSD about embedding bicycle safety training in the CUSD curriculum;
    2. WBC members in the Mira Vista/Scenic neighborhood have been contacted to aid the city in developing signage and routes through Blackberry Farms to the Tri-schools area;
    3. Reported that the Oaks development owners are  going before the city council on Feb 2 and have asked for support from the bike community in regards to the development’s bike/ped friendly features;
    4. Suggested that the Walk One Week program be evaluated and engineered to be conducted monthly, rather than annually and become a part of the CUSD program, rather than city-led.
  2. Pete Heller distributed a draft Statement for Written Communication detailing assumptions and the philosophy behind the Bike Plan 16.   The draft can be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/z4b69qb  and will be an agenda item for the Feb 17th BP meeting.
  3. David Stillman reported on an unsuccessful funding application that would improve Old Monta Vista’s Safe Routes and sidewalks initiative.
  4. Erik Lindskog reported on the BP Commission’s inventory of BP projects.
  5. David Stillman reported Alta Designs report back to the community will be held the last week of February or the first week of March.  The specific date TBD.
  6. The Walk One Week program will be administered by the Cupertino Teen Commission.
  7. Craig Hofstetter commented on the Phar Lap and Peninsular neighborhoods concern and opposition to the Stevens Creek Trail potential routing through their respective neighborhoods.