Above, the area of El Camino Real in Santa Clara within the scope of the new Specific Plan
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition is proud to co-sponsor a community Education Forum about the exciting plan to re-envision El Camino Real in the City of Santa Clara. To kick off the City’s community workshop series, the Forum—held on February 27th—will delve into an important conversation on the upcoming conceptual design of the corridor and surrounding area. Then on February 28th, the first City-held Community Workshop will take place, where we will have the opportunity to share out the ideas generated from the Education Forum and inform the framework of the El Camino Real Specific Plan. You can find event details below.
The vision behind the El Camino Real Specific Plan is to transform this vital corridor from an automobile-oriented roadway lined with strip malls into a tree-lined, pedestrian and transit-oriented corridor with a mix of residential and retail uses. Ultimately, we want to bring people back on to El Camino Real, building off our work in Redwood City and Mountain View.
This planning process offers a unique opportunity to work with the City of Santa Clara to implement significant bike and pedestrian improvements, including:
- High quality bicycle facilities, such as parking protected bike lanes or bike lanes in place of underutilized on-street vehicle parking
- Improved bike parking facilities
- Enhanced streetscape that creates a comfortable and safe biking and walking experience along the corridor
- Creation of a Vision Zero corridor along the entire length of El Camino Real
- Improved Transit Service and Frequency
There are two upcoming events that you can attend and get involved.
EVENT # 1
SANTA CLARA EDUCATION FORUM
What would it take for El Camino to become a more inviting place for walking or biking? Could new homes help address our region’s housing affordability crisis? What would a more sustainable El Camino look like? Meet up with other Santa Clara community members who are interested in fostering a thriving corridor for all. Learn how you can make a difference!
Tuesday, February 27
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Agnew Park Building
2150 Agnew Road, Santa Clara
Light dinner provided
Co-hosts: Santa Clara residents, Greenbelt Alliance, Catalyze SV, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Friends of Caltrain, SV@home
RSVP to: Susan@nextgeneration.org
CITY OF SANTA CLARA’s KICK-OFF WORKSHOP
The City of Santa Clara is hosting its first public workshop to create a plan for El Camino Real. At this event, they’ll be gathering community input on goals to guide the upcoming plan. Come and make your voice heard!
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Central Park Library, Redwood Room
2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara