Walk-Bike Cupertino is pleased to recognize Ellen and Richard Lowenthal as our Outstanding Cupertino Bike/Pedestrian Advocates of 2019.  Both Richard and Ellen are avid cycling, walking and hiking advocates, as well as life-long Cupertino residents and strong community supporters.

In October 2019, the Lowenthals sponsored the transfer of the land and entitlements for the Linda Vista Trail to the City of Cupertino. The trail, when completed in 2020, will connect Linda Vista Park to McClellan Ranch and extends the Stevens Creek Trail in Cupertino, adding valuable recreational space. It will connect the neighborhoods surrounding Linda Vista Park and near Stevens Creek Elementary by creating an easy walking and biking path through McClellan Ranch.

Richard Lowenthal on the location where the Linda Vista Trail will be built.

Map of Linda Vista Trail showing connections to neighborhoods and Stevens Creek Trail.

“We are so pleased to recognize Ellen and Richard for their sponsorship and most of all, the work they have accomplished in bringing hiking and bicycling to more neighborhoods for Cupertino residents to enjoy,” said Larry Dean, (WBC Founding Board Member). The Lowenthals have also been vocal supporters of other local walking and biking projects, including speaking at City Council in support of a recently approved project, the Regnart Creek Trail.

We hope you will join us in congratulating Richard and Linda on their award for their great committment to improving walking and biking in Cupertino. We look forward to seeing what they accomplish next.

Walk-Bike Cupertino will be nominating local residents each year for the Advocate of the Year award. We welcome nominations from the public. Nominations for the award for 2020 can be submitted to info@walkbikecupertino.org.