Press release from the City of Cupertino, CA
Bicycle Transportation Plan Update
Date: 02/13/2018 5:21 pm
The Transportation Division has been busy working towards implementing some of the prioritized projects identified in the City of Cupertino 2016 Bicycle Transportation Plan that was adopted by City Council in June 2016. Below provides a brief status summary of these projects. For more information, please visit www.cupertino.org/bikeplan.
BICYCLE BOULEVARD PROJECT
The City is planning a network of bike boulevards throughout town that would supplement the City’s existing bike network by providing connectivity between local neighborhood destinations and arterial corridors. These bike boulevards are Class III bike routes, generally on low-volume, low-speed residential streets that are improved with physical features to further calm vehicle traffic, and wayfinding signage and striping to provide an easily navigable network.
After concluding the focused neighborhood public workshops in December 2017, City staff presented an update on the project to City Council as a study session on February 6, 2018. The presentation included a summary of each of the seven neighborhood workshops, highlighting the initial recommendations, comments received, and revised recommendations based on community feedback. The video of the Council meeting can be found here.
City staff plans to move forward with implementing the revised recommendations presented at the meeting, with additional outreach to the neighborhoods that need further study anticipated in Spring 2018.
JUNIPERO SERRA TRAIL PROJECT
The City is working with Callander Associates Landscape Architecture to prepare and deliver a feasibility study for the proposed Junipero Serra Trail, an off-street bicycle and pedestrian facility that would provide a crosstown east-west connection between the Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge and Vallco Parkway, along the existing Junipero Serra Channel south of and parallel to Interstate 280.
The City would like to invite you to attend the next public meeting for the proposed trail. Based on feedback received at the introductory meeting in December 2017, trail alignment alternatives were developed and will be presented in an open house format where attendees can arrive anytime during the event window and have one-on-one discussions with City staff and project consultants. We encourage your attendance at one of the two following meetings (the same content will be presented at both meetings):
Public Meeting #2a: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Quinlan Community Center (10185 N Stelling Rd) in the Cupertino Room
Public Meeting #2b: Monday, February 26, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Cupertino Community Hall (10350 Torre Ave)
REGNART CREEK TRAIL PROJECT
The City is working with HMH Engineers to prepare and deliver a feasibility study for the proposed Regnart Creek Trail, an off-street bicycle, and pedestrian facility that would provide a connection between Pacifica Drive and Creekside Park, along Regnart Creek.
For those unable to attend the project introductory walkshop in November 2017, City staff hosted a second public meeting on the evening of January 22, 2018, to solicit additional feedback from the community. The meeting was conducted in an open house format. Approximately 90 people signed into the meeting, all of whom were invited to provide feedback to City staff and project consultants through one-on-one discussions and by submitting comment cards that were distributed at the event. The meeting display boards and summary memo are available to view and download on the project webpage.
Conceptual design recommendations for the proposed trail will be developed based on comments received by the community at the November walkshop and January meeting. The City anticipates hosting another public meeting in early Spring to present the recommendations to the community and solicit additional feedback.
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As a San Jose resident who frequently bikes to or through Cupertino, I am very pleased by the direction your city is taking. I would only ask, please coordinate with the DOTs in the neighboring cities!
For example, it’s great to have a protected bike lane along Stevens Creek in Cupertino, but it would be fantastic if it continued into Santa Clara and San Jose!