Would you ride, run or walk to Cupertino if you could using the Stevens Creek Trail?
Cyclists, joggers and pedestrians, get your wish lists ready!
Since the completion of Mountain View's Steven Creek Trail bridge extension over State Route 85, the focus has now turned to Sunnyvale and how that city could extend the trail to connect with Los Altos and Cupertino.
To help envision the trail, the cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale invite the public to the first in a series of six open meetings in 2013 to gather input from the community about how and where to complete a multi-use trail in the Stevens Creek Corridor between Cupertino and Mountain View.
Participants will learn about the existing features of the Stevens Creek Trail Corridor and be asked to provide their specific ideas for trail connection options and the opportunities and constraints for each, according to Jennifer Garnett, of the City of Sunnyale.
And Wednesday looks like the day to bring your big ideas. After that, Sunnyvale city staff will winnow them down, Garnett's news release said.
This initial meeting serves as the basis for identifying the complete universe of trail connection options that will then be analyzed and narrowed during the next three phases of the study. In those phases, City of Sunnyvale staff and a consultant will assess each trail alignment, refine and identify the most feasible
alignments and present a final report with a recommended preferred alignment.
More information can be found at Stevens Creek Trail Joint Feasibility Study website, StevensCreekTrail.inSunnyvale.com.
Sandwich boards have gone up at key intersections advertising the meeting and the website, as well.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at 7 p.m., in the Grant Park Center at 1570 Holt Ave. in Los Altos.
Attendees will be able contribute ideas and learn about the current trail features along the corridor. This will be the first of six meeting planned through the Fall 2013.