The Stevens Creek Trail Feasibility Study is at last completed. The study was reviewed by the BPAC at its regular meeting on August 20, and the committee voted to accept the study and recommend its approval. It will be reviewed at the Traffic Commission meeting (in Los Altos, the BPAC is a set up as a sub-committee of the Traffic Commission) at their 8/27 meeting.
Following this, a special "working session" of the City Council is scheduled for Sept. 16th to discuss the study. A working session is a more informal meeting, designed to provide give and take between the council and the city staff -- in other words, a chance for the council to explore an issue in more depth. The working session is an open public meeting, so members of public will be given time to address the council. The trail is a controversial subject, and we can expect the "opposition" to be in attendance. I would encourage all advocates to attend this important meeting.
The recommended route not only links Stevens Creek Trail in Mt. View to Cupertino, but also improves bicycle/pedestrian facilities on Fremont and Grant, both major collectors, improves access to several schools, and improves bicycle connections from Los Altos and Mt. View to Rancho San Antonio park and the Mary St. bridge over 280.
The complete study will be available to the general public on Sept 10. Contact Larry Lind at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a copy. Additional information can be found at http://www.losaltostrail.org/.
Submitted by Carl Hagenmaier