Pedestrian Master Plan

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Walking Tours

As part of the City's Pedestrian Master Plan, the project team is leading three walking tours to examine barriers to walking and exploring how safety improvements, urban design, and connectivity can make Santa Clara a more walkable city.  Please join us for any of the following walking tours.

NOTE: Walking tours are weather permitting. If there is rainfall during the time of the tour, the event will be rescheduled.

Walking Tour 1: Central Park and Kiely Blvd.

Tuesday, March 19, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meeting Spot: the Santa Clara Recreation Center at Central Park
Walking Tour Route Map

Walking Tour 2: Downtown and Mission Library

Tuesday, March 19, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meeting spot: intersection of Lafayette St. and Homestead Rd.
Walking Tour Route Map

Walking Tour 3: Agnew Neighborhood

Thursday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Meet spot: Agnew Park near Agnew Rd.
Walking Tour Route Map

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Provide feedback through the Online Survey Map!

The City of Santa Clara is currently drafting our first Pedestrian Master Plan to create a strategy to improve walking in our community. Use this map to identify destinations you would like to be more walkable, improvements you would like to see at existing pedestrian facilities, locations/routes where you already walk and would like to see pedestrian facilities installed, or places in the city you’d like the project team to review. The comments and suggestions you place on this map will help the project team identify and prioritize improvements to the pedestrian network. Thanks for your feedback!


Please use this map to PLACE POINTS and DRAW ROUTES to share your thoughts on walking in the City of Santa Clara. Please focus your comments within the city limits.

Zoom in or out on the map to view your selected locations. You may see comments from other users, which you can “like” or add your own comment to. If you would like to hide comments from others, click on the tab to Hide All Comments in the upper right corner. Other users will still be able to see and respond to your comments.

Take the survey by clicking here.

The City of Santa Clara is beginning to develop its first Pedestrian Master Plan, and has selected Alta Planning + Design (Alta) to assist with the process.  The plan will identify opportunities for pedestrian improvements through project recommendations necessary to:

  • expand the existing network;
  • complete network gaps;
  • provide greater connectivity to public transportation;
  • increase mobility; and
  • encourage the public to choose more sustainable modes of transportation. 

Implementation of this plan will make walking a more viable transportation option in Santa Clara, and will reduce environmental impacts while making the community healthier and safer.

There will be several opportunities to engage and provide feedback throughout this process.  An online survey will be available soon that allows members of the community to comment on locations and corridors in need of improvement.  

Additionally, please join us at our first round of Community Workshops in late November/early December 2018 to learn about the Pedestrian Master Plan and discuss with City staff your experience walking in Santa Clara.

An approximate schedule for the development, community outreach events, and adoption of the plan is shown below.


Pedestrian Master Plan Timeline

City Stakeholder Meetings

On top of meeting with the public, the City has been meeting with many of the stakeholders for this project.  From October 2018 through January 2019, Santa Clara met with the stakeholders to present and receive initial ideas for the Pedestrian Master Plan.  The project team met with the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), the Senior Advisory Commission, the ADA Committee, and the Youth Commission.  The project team gained valuable feedback from each committee and commission regarding walking issues and locations most relevant to their constituency.  The PowerPoint presented at these meetings can be viewed below.

Presentation at the Senior Advisory Commission

The public is always welcome to attend any of these stakeholder meetings.  Please join us as we will be presenting the draft goals, policies, and objectives to the BPAC.  Details for this meeting are shown below:

City Hall - 1500 Warburton Avenue
Council Chambers
Monday, March 25, 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony - Pedestrian Master Plan Booth

On Friday, December 7, 2018, Santa Clara held its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Central Park.  The Pedestrian Master Plan had a booth at the event to continue its engagement with members of the community to hear about possible issues encountered while walking within Santa Clara.

The goal of this pop-up event was to continue gathering input for and raise awareness of the Pedestrian Master Plan.  Throughout the course of the event, over 130 members of the public were engaged about the plan.  The outreach team was stationed at one of the community booths on the Kiely Boulevard side of the park, in front of the Holiday Tree.

Your next opportunity to provide feedback on the Pedestrian Master Plan will be at the second Community Meeting on January 10, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Northside Branch Library in the Northside Community Room.  City staff is looking forward to speaking to the community at this event about this important project.

               Ped Master Plan 1Tree Lighting Ceremony - Ped Master Plan Booth                           Ped Master Plan 2Tree Lighting Ceremony - Ped Master Plan Booth No. 2

Community Workshop #1 and #2

Thank you to all of those that were able to join us for the Pedestrian Master Plan’s first round of workshops.  These workshops were held at the Central Park and Northside Branch Libraries in December 2018 and January 2019, respectively.  The workshops introduced the project and provided a platform for you to share your experience walking in Santa Clara.  This initial feedback will be used to inform the Plan's existing conditions review, needs analysis, and project recommendations.  There is still time to provide your comments by taking our online survey at  The link to the PowerPoint presentation given at both of the workshops is here.


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