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Residents adjacent to the trail are actively running a full-scale attack against the Regnart Creek Trail. The same 4-5 residents speak weekly against the trail at City Council and Bike Commission meetings and it's having an impact. The City Council is considering not moving forward with the trail.
 
We urgently need your voice in support of the trail. Without it, the trail will not be built.  
 

FOLLOW THESE FOUR EASY STEPS TO HELP:
  • Send an email of support to the City Council. We've pre-written a draft for you. Add a personal touch or just send as is.
  • Attend the Regnart Creek Trail Walkshop on Sat Mar 30th at 10am. RSVP to let us know you'll be attending. This is the only time the gates will be open and a fantastic opportunity to walk the trail and discuss with City Council members.
  • Sign up to speak at an upcoming City Council meeting. Pick an upcoming Tuesday. Speakers get 3 min each and can read a prepared statement. 

 
WHY THE COMMUNITY NEEDS THIS TRAIL
 
IT REDUCES THE PARK DEFICIT IN EAST CUPERTINO
 The east side of Cupertino is greatly deficient in park and recreation spaces. This trail would provide a rare new green and leafy off-road recreation space to 8,000+ residents living within 1/4 mile without the large price tag of buying land. It connects 3 city parks (Creekside, Wilson, and Library Field) and would allow walkers, runners, bikers, children, and residents with limited mobility to enjoy the outdoors in a peaceful residential setting. 
 
IT IS SUPPORTED BY 500+ RESIDENTS 
Support for the trail is much stronger than sentiment against it.  While many residents along the trail put up lawn signs against it, only the same 4-5 residents consistently come to speak against the trail at City Council and Bike Commission meetings. In contrast, over 500 residents have signed the petition to support the trail, along with local businesses, school board members, and multiple organizations including several PTAs and SR2S. 
 
 IT IS SAFER FOR STUDENTS 
250 Eaton students and 250 Cupertino High students will be able to use the trail to commute safely to and from school, away from fast-moving cars. New crossings at Blaney and E. Estates will be much safer than current crossings and will include safety features such as flashing crosswalks.
 
IT IS AN ASSET TO LOCAL RESIDENTS
Historically, Cupertino residents who opposed new trails in their neighborhoods became strongly positive about the trails after they were built. Trails have been shown to increase property values of nearby homes and increase community happiness and fitness.  
 
IT IS SAFE FOR RESIDENTS
Captain Rich Urena, our Division Head for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office has said "the trail is a safe place to have a trail and a safe place to walk."  
 
IT WILL REDUCE TRAFFIC 
Traffic in Cupertino is a real problem, especially at school drop-off and pick-up times, as is parking at City Center and our parks. The trail would allow more people to walk or bike, reducing the traffic on our streets.   
 
Thank you for your support in making Cupertino a better place for you and your family to live!
 
 
All the best,
Walk Bike Team 
 
 
 
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