Stevens Creek Trail
This year the City completed construction of a section of Stevens Creek Trail from the existing Yuba Drive trailhead to the south side of El Camino Real. This section includes a bicycle/pedestrian tunnel under El Camino. The tunnel entrance features bluestone facing and the tunnel interior is lined with a continuous overhead skylight.
A design plan for the next trail extension, from the south side of El Camino to Sleeper Avenue, is out for bid with the start of construction targeted to begin by end of the year. This next section will include the installation of a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over the creek.
A second phase will continue the trail further south from Sleeper Avenue over Highway 85, extending the trail to an open area near the Dale Avenue / Heatherstone Way intersection. This section of the trail is in the planning stage.
Construction for the Stevens Creek Trail Pedestrian/Bicycle Overcrossing at Moffett Boulevard began the week of May 27, 2008. The project will benefit trail users by eliminating the need to use the crosswalk at Moffett Boulevard. The bridge will look similar to the Stevens Creek Trail Bridge that was built over Central Expressway. The new trail and overcrossing will be built to the west of the existing trail, closer to the freeway. During construction, Stevens Creek Trail will remain open at all times, either on the current existing trail or on trail detours. For more information including detail on the trail detour, see http://www.ci.mtnview.ca.us/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=305&TargetID=1 .
Segways on Sidewalks and Trails
In May of this year the City Council asked the Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC), BPAC, and the Council Transportation Committee (CTC) to comment on the use of Segways / EPAMDs (Electronic Personal Assistive Motor Devices) on bike / pedestrian trails, park pathways and sidewalks.
At their July meeting the PRC approved a motion to recommend Council allow the use of EPAMDs on trails and park pathways for a trial period of 12 months and to exclude commercial use. At the end of 1 year survey results of the impacts of EPAMDs will be presented to the Commission.
At their August meeting the BPAC approved a motion to recommend Council allow the use of EPAMDs on sidewalks, except for Castro Street between Evelyn and El Camino, for a trial period of 2 years and to exclude commercial use. At the end of 2 years review the impacts of EPAMDs will be presented to the Committee.
City Staff Contact
After many years of providing great support to the BPAC, Peter Skinner has decided to leave for a new opportunity as the Director of Transportation Policy at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG).
Peter, the BPAC appreciates your dedication and outstanding support over the years. Congratulations on your new role and we will miss you!