Date:03/13/2018 1:30 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.
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 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 Council meeting, with additional outreach to the neighborhoods that need further study. The following meetings are currently scheduled for Neighborhoods #1 and #5. The City will notify the community once meetings have been scheduled for the remaining neighborhoods.
- Neighborhood #1 (Merritt Dr / N Portal Ave): Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Cupertino Community Hall (10350 Torre Ave)
- Neighborhood #5 (Meteor Dr / Castine Ave / Greenleaf Dr / Beardon Dr): Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Quinlan Community Center, Craft Room (10185 N Stelling Rd)
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 hosted public meetings on the evenings of February 20, 2018 (Meeting #2a) and February 26, 2018 (Meeting #2b) to present conceptual plans of the proposed trail and to solicit community feedback. A total of approximately 40 people signed into both meetings, all of whom were asked to submit written comments on the input packets, flip charts, and plans that were distributed and displayed at the event. The meeting materials and summary memo are available to view and download on the project webpage.
City staff plans to present an update on the project to City Council at their April 17, 2018 meeting. Conceptual plans will be refined based on comments received by the community and are expected to be available for public review at Meeting #3 on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Cupertino Community Hall (10350 Torre Ave).
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 gather additional community input. Conceptual design recommendations for the proposed trail are being developed based on comments received at these meeting and discussions with Santa Clara Valley Water District. The City will be hosting a public meeting on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Cupertino Community Hall (10350 Torre Ave) to present the recommendations and to solicit feedback.