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.