Photo: Billy Hustace, Photographer
City of Campbell is considering the development of a trail along San Tomas Aquino Creek between Virginia Avenue and Westmont Avenue at the San Jose-Campbell city border.
The project offers recreational opportunities for nearby neighborhood residents and a safer off-street route to school for students of both Westmont High School and Forest Hill Elementary School.
As a partnership between Campbell and San Jose, the alignment between the two cities supports the development of a trail system for recreation and active transportation while fostering a sense of community among neighbors.
Dating back to Campbell’s 2001 General Plan, the project has long been identified as a priority, and will have a chance on August 21 to move ahead with further planning and construction. However, the project could use a dose of support to counter community opposition. Here’s how you can show your support:
- Attend the August 21, 2018 City Council Meeting, particularly if you live along the trail—Time: 7:30 pm//Where: Campbell City Hall, 70 N 1st St, Campbell, CA 95008
- Email Campbell Mayor & Vice Mayor: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com. Feel free to discuss why City of Campbell ought to invest in safe, off-street pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure (some talking points below)
- Talking points:
- The trail’s alignment encourages safer routes to schools for neighborhood children.
- The San Tomas Aquino Trail Project bolsters public safety through increased neighbor interaction and sense of community.
- The proposed trail provides a safe off-street connection for people walking and biking between Campbell and San Jose.
- As a committed partner, City of San Jose has extended financial and technical support to further develop a neighborhood-serving trail system for recreation and active transportation.