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File #: 18-0405   
Type: Information Only Status: Information Only
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 2/5/2019
Title: Alternative Parking Information for Bay Trail Users (Information Only)
Attachments: 1. Bay Trail Parking Alternatives
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Alternative Parking Information for Bay Trail Users (Information Only)

Report
BACKGROUND
The San Francisco Bay Trail (Bay Trail) is a 300-mile regional trail that provides hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and access to 130 parks in the Bay Area. Members of the public wishing to access the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale currently have three parking options (see Attachment 1-Bay Trail Parking Alternatives):
1. Public parking at the Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) on Carl Road;
2. Visitor parking at the Verizon Multimedia (formerly Oath and Yahoo!) campus, along the east end of First Avenue;
3. Parking at Baylands Park, which is $6 during picnic season (March-October), and free during the non-picnic season.

The Caribbean Drive Parking and Trail Access Enhancement Project (Project 833160) was created to replace the first option when Carl Road is vacated as part of the buildout of the Cleanwater Program. On May 8, 2018, Council discussed RTC No. 18-0336-Approve the Caribbean Drive Parking and Trail Access Enhancements Design Alternative, and Amend an Existing Design/Construction Support Contract. Council approved Alternative 1 in the staff report, which included constructing parking along Caribbean Drive to replace the parking on Carl Road. The project will include 39 parking spaces - more than doubling the number of spaces currently available on Carl Road -- to provide additional parking for trail use.

There are two primary drivers for the Project:
* The Cleanwater Program requirement that Carl Road be vacated for WPCP construction activity beginning in early 2020; and
* A San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission permit obligation to provide at least 15 free public parking spaces dedicated for Bay Trail users.

The selected project alternative meets these conditions, as well as satisfying several secondary constraints such as avoiding impacts to the closed Sunnyvale Landfill, providing accessible access to the Ba...

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