Reprint from Cupertino Matters (04.02.19)

The regular city council meeting starts with this welcome presentation of a proposed public-private partnership with the business community. City staff has worked closely with Apple and the school districts to identify priority projects in the 2016 Bicycle Pedestrian Plan. The Mary Avenue Protected Bikeway was also added. The major objective is to reduce traffic around schools by encouraging biking and walking. Apple has agreed to fund the following projects:

1. McClellan Road Protected Bikeways $4.63M

(Byrne Ave to Torre Ave including De Anza Blvd traffic signal)

2. All school walk audit items $1.2M

(77 total projects at 14 schools)

3. Bubb Road Improvements $1.98M

(Stevens Creek Boulevard to McClellan Road)

4. Junipero Serra Trail $1.8M

(For basic design for segments between Mary Avenue & Vallco Parkway)

5. Mary Ave Protected Bikeways $165,000

(Stevens Creek Boulevard to the Don Burnett Bicycle-Pedestrian Bridge)

Total Commitment: $9,775,000

Apple had previously funded $1.8M for the first phase of the Stevens Creek Protected Bikeway project between Tantau and Wolfe Road, for a total investment of $11.6M in community improvements. This funding frees up city funds for other capital improvement projects and allows for application for matching grants. The city’s commitment is for an Assistant Engineer at $60,000 per year for two years to oversee implementation of these projects. Full details of the projects, as well as the staff report and letters from Apple, are available here.