The Cupertino Strategic Bike Plan reached a major milestone with the approval of Plan 2017 by the Bike/Ped Commisson on April 28th.
The city will now go through a 20 day CEQA environmental notification and feedback period. It is slated to go before the city council for approval on June 21st. FMI: contact DStillman@Cupertino.org
The development of a comprehensive bike plan and process is a watershed event for Cupertino.
Key in this process are
significant budget $$'s being allocated for a meaningful and aggressive plan to "catch up" and make Cupertino safe for all citizens to bike to their destinations - whether school, relaxation, shopping or work.
Walk-Bike Cupertino urges the City to set aside $10M of its surplus for the implementation of the Alta plan and to make the long term structural changes to the city that will make it safe and easy to cycle in Cupertino.
Stevens Creek Trail Update - Council Presentation June 21st. The Cupertino Parks and Rec team is slated make its presentation and recommendations to the city council on June 21st. Walk-Bike Cupertino supports developing Safe and Easy Biking and Walking throughout the city's neighborhoods and off the busy thoroughfares. WBC also recommends that any through-neighborhood routing of the SCT should be postponedfor future consideration. If you have an opinion on this agenda item, you can attend the meeting to voice your opinion, or write your city council.
Walk-Bike Cupertino advocates
safe and easy cycling and walking in the city. This implies better signed routes through neighborhoods that are shorter and quieter for our kids to get to/from school and for our adult population who wants to access shopping districts or for exercise.
At Walk-Bike Cupertino's request, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department has found
no history of problems or crime related to three city areas that are bike/ped friendly: Creekside Park off Miller Avenue, Orion Way and it's access path to the UP rail line and Scenic Circle near Blackberry farms.
Walk-Bike Cupertino Strongly Supports
Making Cupertino the
Bay Area leader for Safe and Easy walking and biking;
Create direct bike-ped pathways;
Educate drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists on best practices and sharing the road;
Embed bicycle safety training in our schools' curriculum;
Incorporate "Way-finder" signage, historical markers and points-of-interest into bike and walking pathways
Support the $10M funding set asidefor Cupertino's strategic walk-bike improvements.
Thank you for your support and your actions.... your efforts do make a difference.
Your team at Walk-Bike Cupertino!
See some of the recent improvements below: Safe Routes crossings
:Ann Arbor at Memorial Park and Orange Avenue.
Next on our list, we are looking at improving the path through Memorial Park from the new passageway south, and adding green within the conflict zones along Stelling between Stevens Creek and McClellan