The City of Sunnyvale continues to develop an extensive bike network within the city limits. One such development is the Borregas Avenue Bicycle Corridor project, which will provide safer and more convenient bicycle and pedestrian access between central Sunnyvale (residential areas and Caltrain) and north Sunnyvale (major employment area and light rail) along the north-south Borregas corridor. Specifically, bike/pedestrian bridges over routes 101 and 237 to to overcome the major east-west barrier along the corridor.
The over-crossings will eliminate approximately two miles of detours which currently exist for bicyclists and pedestrians who wish to cross over the freeways. The project will also improve access to the Bay Trail, other recreational facilities in Baylands Park and the VTA Light Rail.
In August 2008, construction of the bridges commenced with a projected completion date of March 2009. Due to an unexpected problem with a water line, a different contractor was needed to mitigate the problem; delaying the open of the two bridges until April 2009. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be planned to celebrate the completion of the bridges.
Received via Paul Wendt, via Cathy McGowen.