Stevens Creek Trail Ideas Sought in South Los Altos Wednesday

Bring your ideas and get updated on the extension of the Stevens Creek Trail at this meeting hosted by the cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale, to plan the design of this popular public trail.


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

Cyclists, joggers and pedestrians, get your wish lists ready!

Since the completion of Mountain View's Steven 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 Los Altos and 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 six open meetings in 2013 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.

Participants will learn about the existing features of the Stevens Creek Trail Corridor and be asked to provide their specific ideas for trail connection options and the opportunities and constraints for each, according to Jennifer Garnett, of the City of Sunnyale.

And Wednesday looks like the day to bring your big ideas. After that, Sunnyvale city staff will winnow them down, Garnett's news release said.

This initial meeting serves as the basis for identifying the complete universe of trail connection options that will then be analyzed and narrowed during the next three phases of the study. In those phases, City of Sunnyvale staff and a consultant will assess each trail alignment, refine and identify the most feasible
alignments and present a final report with a recommended preferred alignment.

More information can be found at Stevens Creek Trail Joint Feasibility Study website, StevensCreekTrail.inSunnyvale.com.

Sandwich boards have gone up at key intersections advertising the meeting and the website, as well.

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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L.A. Chung November 12, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Try to bring your ideas on Wednesday, commuter!
Wayne Amacher November 13, 2012 at 03:30 AM
The current trail is paved with asphalt. I has expected a trail paved with dirt -- that's what a "trail' means to me. If the trail extension is paved can it be paved like college tracks (Foothill for example) with a resilient rubber based material. That makes it much easier on knees and joints.
L.A. Chung November 13, 2012 at 05:13 AM
I wonder how hard it is to keep up miles of trail with rubber-based material?
commuter November 15, 2012 at 02:18 AM
The current trail is paved in the center, but has unpaved shoulders for much of the length. I often see runners using the shoulders while walkers and bicyclists prefer the pavement.
David Kahill February 20, 2013 at 10:39 PM
The Stevens Creek Trail Feasibility Study is a great example of public manipulation. The process is biased and corrupted and they really don't care what the residents of streets that will be affected have to say. The community input process is designed to help ratify a handful of specific routes and not actually gather input ... just look at the lame "survey" forms that are provided at the end. And no option is provided to speak in front of the entire group ... wonder why that is? Part of their plan is to tell you just enough (and withhold important information) so that certain routes seem like the best. For example, read the documentation and listen in the public sessions. Do you ever see or hear them reference to "school safety?" That is because if you stopped and thought about how the on-street trail could put school children as risk via adding bike traffic on roads that are already congested. Or in general having 1,000 strangers a day riding through open campuses. The next public meeting for the Stevens Creek Trail Connection will be February 25, 7 p.m. at the Cupertino Senior Center, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd. Come to this meeting and enjoy the spin !!!


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