Per David Stillman, Senior Civil Engineer: "We are on track for Council adoption of the Alta plan in June. Two successful public workshops and Bike/Ped Committee meetings completed to date; I will be taking the prioritization list to the BPC in April (may be held 27th instead of 20th...stay tuned). After that, it's in the hands of the environmental consultant for a while. There will be a 20-day public comment period for the environmental document sometime next month." FMI: contact DStillman@Cupertino.org
Walk-Bike Cupertino commentary: 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 May 3rd- The Cupertino Parks and Rec team is slated make its presentation and recommendations to the city council on May 3rd. 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.
City and CUSD/FUHSD Safe Routes to School Plan Update
News flash: The City has promoted its Safe-Routes-to-School coordinator - Chelsea Biklin - from part to full time. This is a major commitment by our city leaders to develop safe and easy biking and walking routes for out children. They should be congratulated! (email city manager David Brandt at
Walk-Bike Cupertino recommends that bike/ped training program be a standard part of the PE curriculum at all CUSD schools - modeled after the Palo Alto Unified School District (70% bike/ped effectiveness). Chelsea Biklin will be presenting an update to the CUSD (Cupertino Union School District) Board on April 19. (FMI: http://www.edline.net/pages/Cupertino_Union_SD ) For more information on SRTS see www.cupertino.org/saferoutes.
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