Carmen Bridge feasibility study approved by council!
Kudos to the Cupertino Community and the Walk-Bike Cupertino team! With nearly 3 dozen supporters in attendance, there were 10 school kids and 14 adults who spoke to the council.

Thank you so much to all the residents who came out and spoke, especially the kids who stayed past 8 pm on a school night to make sure their voices were heard.

It made a hugely positive impact to have so many positive speakers as was reflected in the comments by the city council members - What a pleasant surprise that the full council likes the bridge. The most memorable quote of the evening belongs to Councilwoman Liang Chao who said that this bridge clearly solves an important problem for the local residents and she was in support.

We also learned in the staff’s presentation that one of the two homeowners who have land impacting the project site has no problem ceding the small tongue of land. This means that they can just adjust the bridge alignment. It looks like the remaining challenges will be a) keeping this project up on the priority list, and b) fitting it into the CIP budget against other competing demands. I expect Measure B money will be available and probably some grants that will mitigate the cost to the city

In the meantime, let’s celebrate the results and safe rides!

Jian He, Byron Rovegno & Wil Fluelling

Walk-Bike Cupertino

Why Build the Carmen Bridge?

The Carmen Bridge is a:
  • Tier I project in the Cupertino Pedestrian Plan;
  • Tier 2 project in the Cupertino Bicycle Plan;
  • A key element of the Cupertino Parks & Recreation Master Plan; and
  • A key connector of the Bike Boulevard network that connects several neighborhoods to Stevens Creek Elementary, Kennedy Middle, and Monta Vista High Schools.

Many residents have noticed that traffic is increasing in our city. Over 100 Stevens Creek Elementary and over 400 Kennedy and Monta Vista students are driven to school each day because of the difficulty crossing Stevens Creek while walking or biking. These additional cars are a likely a contributor to congestion and reduced safety around our schools and in local neighborhoods.
Traffic is backed up daily on Stevens Creek Blvd. With the new trucks from Lehigh, it will likely get worse.
What's a Feasibility Study?
Click here to go to the WBC Projects page, which explains what a Feasbility Study is and the project approval process.
Ways to get Involved

  • Sign the petition of support here and join the over 200 nearby neighbors who have signed. Ask friends and family to sign, too.

  • Contact us to let us know you can come to the city council vote next spring or would like to be involved in other ways. Contact Byron Rovegno at to let us know.

  • Write the city council at to tell them you support building the Carmen Road Bridge and please vote yes to accept the Feasibility Study.

  • Forward this email on to your neighbors and friends who are supportive of this great project!
Happy Walking and Biking,

Your friends at Walk-Bike Cupertino