The following Mountain View Area Report was written by Jerri-Ann Meyer
A dedication ceremony was held on September 20, 2010 to celebrate the opening of a segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail that Connects Mountain View and Sunnyvale. The new segment is part of the 500-mile corridor extending around the San Francisco Bay. Bicyclists and pedestrians can now enjoy the beauty of the bay and nature along the new trail segment behind Moffett Federal Airfield. For future information on the trail including maps visit: www.baytrail.org.
New grant for Stevens Creek Trail:
The City of Mountain View has been awarded an $800,000 River Parkway Grant from the California Natural Resources Agency for development of the next segment of the Stevens Creek Trail. To date, the City has secured more than $1.7 million in state and regional grant funds for construction of this trail extension, which runs from Sleeper Avenue over Highway 85 to the intersection of Dale Avenue and Heatherstone Way.
Stevens Creek Trail is a pedestrian and biking trail that will run from Shoreline at Mountain View Park to the City's southerly limits when completed. Currently the trail runs from Shoreline Park to the Sleeper Avenue Open Space area.
Design work for the next quarter mile segment from Sleeper Avenue to Dale Avenue has been completed and the City is preparing to take bids for construction. This trail segment provides convenient bicycle and pedestrian connectivity from east of Highway 85 to El Camino Real, downtown, nearby parks and schools, and Shoreline at Mountain View.
Construction is expected to start in early January 2011 and take approximately one year to complete. For additional information call the Public Works Department at 650-903-6311.
Permanente Creek Trail:
Construction on a project to extend Permanente Creek Trail from its current terminus on the north (bay) side of Highway 101 to the south side of Old Middlefield Way has begun. The extension will include construction of a pedestrian/bicycle crossing over Highway 101 and a tunnel under Old Middlefield Way.
The trail extension will provide a safe and convenient pedestrian and bicycle connection across a busy roadway and major highway. The extension is intended to connect the neighborhoods south of Highway 101 with the commercial and recreational facilities in the North Bayshore area.
For more information call the Public Works Department at 650-903-6311.