Draft Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018
The City of Santa Clara is pleased to share the revised draft of the Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018, which is now available for review. This draft version of the plan is the culmination of a yearlong effort to engage the community in the process of developing the plan through a series of public workshops and online tools for capturing input from residents and street network users.
Download and view the revised draft plan
Questions or Comments
Email your comments or questions directly to: Marshall Johnson at MJohnson@SantaClaraCA.gov or
Carol Shariat at CShariat@SantaClaraCA.gov.
Past Community Outreach Events
On Saturday, November 3, 2018, the project team held “pop-up” events at both the Farmer’s Market and Northside Library to present the draft recommendations for the Santa Clara Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018. Passersby were asked to provide feedback on the draft projects and to indicate which projects they would like to be built first.
Similarly, on November 7, 2018, the project team held a public open house at the Central Park Library to also gather input on the draft recommendations. The open house included a short presentation with information about the project background, more information on the types of projects being proposed, and next steps. Like the “pop-up” events on Saturday, November 3, 2018, attendees were able to view the maps of the proposed projects at a larger scale and discuss opportunities and constraints with fellow community members and the project team. Attendees were also able to share the projects they would like to be prioritized.
The information provided at these meetings will help refine the project list and provide the city with a list of projects that should be prioritized when requesting funding. This list will be incorporated into the full Draft plan, which will be presented to the community in early 2019.
Background - Draft Project Recommendations
The documents below are the draft project recommendations for the Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018 collected in Fall 2018. These recommendations identified where the City could create new or improve existing bikeways and trails across Santa Clara.
Bike Plan Line Recommendations (PDF)
Bike Plan Line Recommendations with Existing Bikeways (PDF)
Bike Plan Line Spot Improvements (PDF)
Attend a public workshop on Wednesday, November 7th at:
1. Central Park Library (2635 Homestead Road)
Please share your comments by November 21, 2018. The City will use community input to adjust these recommended projects and prepare a Draft Plan that will be released for public comment in early 2019.
The City of Santa Clara is kicking off its Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018. The City has selected Alta Planning + Design (Alta) to assist with the development of the plan. The plan will provide the City with a blueprint for investment in projects and programs that would make bicycling feel safer within Santa Clara and our community healthier.
There will be several outreach opportunities to garner resident feedback as this plan is being developed. Please stop by the Earth Day event in Central Park on April 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. so that City staff can hear more about your experiences while riding a bicycle (or what you would need to feel comfortable riding more often).
An approximate schedule for the development, community outreach events, and adoption of the plan is shown below.
Earth Day Community Event
On April 13, 2018, the Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018 held its first outreach event at the Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration in Central Park from 10am to 2pm. Over 1,000 people attended the event and over 400 people stopped by the booth. Attendees were asked to identify locations where they would like to see new or upgraded bikeways on a large map, and on a board, and suggest locations for specific bicycle infrastructure and programs. Information cards with the project website address were also handed out, which also provides a link to the online mapping tool survey that we hope everyone will take.
Your next opportunity to provide feedback on the Bicycle Master Plan Update 2018 will be at the Health and Wellness Fair on May 18th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fremont Park. City staff is looking forward to speaking to the community at this event about this important project.