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File #: 19-0721   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 10/8/2019
Title: Acceptance of Google Inc.'s voluntary implementation of Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Improvements on Bordeaux Drive with an estimated construction cost of $1,573,000 and Finding of Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act
Attachments: 1. Bordeaux Drive - Proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements, 2. Bordeaux Drive - Existing and Proposed Cross Sections, 3. Preliminary Estimate Construction Costs, 4. Excerpt from BPAC meeting Minutes of June 20, 2019
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Acceptance of Google Inc.'s voluntary implementation of Bicycle and Pedestrian Facility Improvements on Bordeaux Drive with an estimated construction cost of $1,573,000 and Finding of Exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act

Report
BACKGROUND
Bordeaux Drive is a predominantly north-south commercial/industrial collector that connects North Mathilda Avenue in the north, and Moffett Park Drive in the south. On Bordeaux Drive between Moffett Park Drive and Java Drive, there is one travel lane in each direction with a two-way center turn lane and a Class II bicycle lane on both sides of the street. There are sidewalks on Bordeaux Drive at intermittent locations along this segment.

On Bordeaux Drive between Java Drive and North Mathilda Avenue, there is currently one travel lane in each direction, with on-street parking on both sides of the roadway and no bicycle facilities. On this portion of Bordeaux Drive, there is also limited sections of sidewalk.

In early 2018, Google Inc. (Google) approached the City with a request to install voluntary improvements consisting of sidewalk gap closures and on-street Class II bicycle lanes along Bordeaux Drive. Google has retained the services of a professional engineering firm to prepare plans suitable for construction of the voluntary improvements.

EXISTING POLICY
In performing the analysis and developing the conclusions identified in this report, the following policies were referenced and considered:

General Plan Chapter 3 Land Use and Transportation:
* Policy 7: Emphasize efforts to reduce regional vehicle miles traveled by supporting active modes of transportation including walking, biking, and public transit.
* Policy 24: Promote modes of travel and actions that provide safe access to city streets and reduce single-occupant vehicle trips and trip lengths locally and regionally.
The order of consideration of transportation users shall be:
(1). Pedestrians
(2). Non-automo...

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