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Stevens Creek Trail Connector Through Sunnyvale Discussed this Week

The cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale host a meeting this week to design the extension of the public trail.

Would you ride, run or walk to Cupertino if you could using the Stevens Creek Trail?

Cyclists, joggers and pedestrians listen up!

Since the completion of Mountain View's Stevens Creek Trail bridge extension over State Route 85, the focus has now turned to Sunnyvale and how that city could extend the trail to connect with Cupertino.

To help envision the trail, the cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale invite the public to the first in a series of open meetings to gather input from the community about how and where to complete a multi-use trail in the Stevens Creek Corridor between Cupertino and Mountain View.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 7 p.m., in the Grant Park Center at 1570 Holt Ave. in Los Altos.

Attendees will be able contribute ideas and learn about the current trail features along the corridor. This will be the first of six meeting planned through the Fall 2013.

 

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Ray Morneau November 12, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Well, you've made me feel guilty now! I know I should ride more - still I occasionally get to the De Anza College / Target area and beyond ...I tell you, a formal "bike path" is hardly necessary - not for me anyway - but I suppose it could be a good idea if it helped others.
ed bloom November 15, 2012 at 01:44 AM
let's have a "stevens creek trail", not a "street near stevens creek trail". "trails" on car dominated city streets are dangerous. does anyone have accident rates for bikes on city streets?
commuter November 15, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Yes, two reasons that the Stevens Creek Trail is so successful are: 1. it is completely separated from car traffic and thus much safer for all users, and especially children 2. the trail is a direct route so you don't have to memorize a complex map to use it, like you have to for most on-street bicycle routes I hope that Sunnyvale, Los Altos, and Cupertino have figured this out. Do the right thing, not the cheap thing. Whatever they do now, they will have to live with for decades.
Claudia Cruz November 15, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Hi Ed! The MV Voice did a great story on injuries to pedestrians and cyclists: http://www.mv-voice.com/story.php?story_id=8218
Claudia Cruz November 16, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I think one thing that's great about the route in MV in some parts, is that that trail abuts some of the city parks. So it's nice to take a walk or jog, and then detour for a bit to a playground. Also, the water fountains at the trail heads are a plus!

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