On Wednesday night, Cupertino residents were welcomed at a Community Workshop for a first look at plans for a walking and biking trail along I-280 from Mary Avenue to Wolfe Road. Identified as the “Junipero Serra Trail”, this will be a vital connector in the “The Loop” (a series of connected biking pathways in Cupertino) which will allow residents to more easily walk and bike around the city.
City Staff and consultants presented maps of the trail including the complete route and access points. Neighbors were encouraged to add their concerns and comments to these maps, as well as have questions answered by the City Staff.
Many residents were enthusiastic about the possibilities of this trail for recreation and for neighborhood children to use as a school route. Suggestions were made to the initial plan to add an under-road (under Stevens Creek) connector from Mary Avenue to De Anza College, shift the trail slightly to the west at the Mary Bridge to make it farther from homes, and add additional entrances to the trail where needed to make improve access to school routes.
There are plans for further community outreach meetings to discuss this trail and other infrastructure plans including Bike Boulevards and community trails. See our events calendar here at www.walkbikecupertino.org for all of these upcoming meetings. For more information on the implementation of Cupertino’s Bicycle Transportation Plan, see http://www.cupertino.org/bikeplan.