Cupertino  Community Bike Event Reminders:

   Apr   30         Cupertino  Earth Day and  Pedal for the Planet Family     Bike Ride 

   May 3-7         Bike to School Week 

   May 12          Bike to Work Day - May 12th

   Drivers: What to do at the  "Right-Hand Turn?"  with bicyclists present?   
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                               For more events see WalkBikeCupertino.org  
Bike Plan Update:

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. 

You can review the plan (as of Mar 16) and its appendix and priority list at   http://tinyurl.com/Bike-Plan-Impl      http://tinyurl.com/CupBPlan0314    http://tinyurl.com/CupBPlanApp0314 

We urge you to write your council and Senior city staff urging aggressive funding.  Here is a sample letter and addresses that you might use: http://tinyurl.com/BikeLetter041016  


The city will complete many the tasks outlined in the 2011 bike plan this summer of 2016. See the project table at:  http://tinyurl.com/BPlan15-Status-021516  
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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 postponed  for 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. 
 

City and CUSD/FUHSD Safe Routes to School Plan Update
WalkBikeCupertino.org
 Website Updates:
  • Bike Routes Improve Safety and Property Values.

    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 aside   for  Cupertino's strategic walk-bike  improvements.

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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
            
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