Hello Cupertino Safe Routes 2 School Collective!   I hope you all are having a lovely Monday evening and enjoying what’s left of this dry day.

We had a really great workshop last week featuring James Rojas about building our own safe routes to school and envisioning the future of transportation in our community. Though attendance was slimmer than usual, the members who came out (and their kids) did an excellent job representing community desires and concerns about how we want safe and active transportation to look in Cupertino. We are very grateful to those of you who took time out of your precious Tuesday to join us!

Some shared priorities for transportation planning that came out of the workshop were as follows:

  • Separated bike and pedestrian paths
  • Lots of space for cars and bikes
  • Planning involving lots of plants, flowers, and nature
  • Less cars!

The meeting materials are at this link  and here are some photos from the event. If you were unable to attend the workshop last week, please check the materials out!

Action Item: Sign Up for Free Bicycle Classes!

VTA and the Santa Clara County Health Department are offering FREE Smart Cycling bicycle education classes for adults at locations around the county! This is an incredible opportunity to attend a workshop led by an bicycle education specialist that will teach you how to ride safely and comfortably on roads with cars. I personally have taken both of the education sessions offered and they completely changed my perspective (positively) on riding my bike on streets. The flyer for these classes is attached. If you have any additional questions, you can contact myself or Tim Oey of SCCPHD at Timothy.Oey@phd.sccgov.org!