Late Breaking News: The El Camino Real Specific Plan Study Session is Rescheduled: now Feb. 5th, not Jan. 29th. 

Santa Clara is busy developing it’s El Camino Real Specific Plan. On Tuesday, Feb 5th, the Council will hear an update on the plan. The time of the meeting is not set yet and it is not clear yet if council will voting to advance the plan or simply providing feedback during a study session.

We encourage you to attend to let council members know that you want them to support better biking and walking opportunities on El Camino Real. This is a great opportunity to request improved safety for everyone along this important corridor in Santa Clara by encouraging the Council to implement  ‘Complete Streets‘ and make El Camino Real safer and better for everyone by adding protected bike lanes. Some of the Santa Clara El Camino Real Specific Plan Citizen’s Advisory Commissioners have expressed support for protected bike lanes, increased safety, and options promoting movement of people during their Dec 17th session

El Camino Real is changing. 
SVBC is promoting safer bicycle facilities on El Camino Real throughout the Peninsula and we’re working on campaigns in Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, and other Peninsula cities.  For example, Redwood City proposed protected bike lanes and relocating on-street parking on El Camino Real in that city’s specific plan in 2017. 

2019 Council Goal & Priority Sessions 1/31 and 2/1

City of Santa Clara will host a two-day goal and priority session. This is a great opportunity to learn about important issues in Santa Clara and express your priorities during public comments. Visit the website for more information.

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
1500 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
1500 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Meeting 1/28

On Monday Jan 28th 4-6 PM was the regular Santa Clara Bicycle and Pedestrian advisory Commission meeting. Santa Clara is looking for new commissioners so drop in to see how the commission works advising Santa Clara City Council on all things Bicycle and Pedestrian related. 

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019
4:00 pm – 6:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
1500 Warburton Ave. Santa Clara

Staff Contact Marshall Johnson
Phone Number 408-615-3023
Email MJohnson@SantaClaraCa.gov

If you plan to attend any of these meetings, would like help with talking points, or otherwise have questions, please let me know.