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File #: 19-1132   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 11/12/2019
Title: Authorize a Local Match of $600,000 for the VTA Measure B Bicycle and Pedestrian Competitive Grant Program for the Stevens Creek Trail extension project; and Approve Budget Modification No. 12 to Appropriate $600,000 from the Transportation Impact Fees Reserve in the Capital Projects Fund
Attachments: 1. Excerpt from February 9, 2019 City Council Meeting Minutes, 2. City of Mountain View letter to Mayor, August 2019, 3. VTA 2016 Measure B Attachment A, VTA Boards of Directors Approved List of Envision Silicon Valley Preliminary Project Lists, 4. Presentation to Council 20191112
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Authorize a Local Match of $600,000 for the VTA Measure B Bicycle and Pedestrian Competitive Grant Program for the Stevens Creek Trail extension project; and Approve Budget Modification No. 12 to Appropriate $600,000 from the Transportation Impact Fees Reserve in the Capital Projects Fund

Report
BACKGROUND
The Stevens Creek Trail is a partially completed bicycle and pedestrian route along the Stevens Creek corridor. The trail corridor concept was originally proposed by County of Santa Clara trail planners in 1961 to create an interconnected system of trails that would connect parks along Stevens Creek. Today, the trail stretches from the San Francisco Bay in Mountain View to Dale Avenue and Heatherstone Way in Sunnyvale. Another segment of the trail has been completed in Cupertino south of Stevens Creek Boulevard through Blackberry Farm Park and McClellan Ranch Preserve. In 2016, the City participated in the Joint Cities Working Team (JCWT), a cooperative group of policy representatives from the Cities of Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Cupertino, Los Altos, and Valley Water (formerly the Santa Clara Valley Water District). The group was formed in 2009 with the goal of developing and coordinating a mutually agreeable concept for completing the Stevens Creek Trail and subsequently to seek funding to construct the remaining segments of the trail in a cooperative and unified effort. As part of this effort the four cities agreed to funding contributions for a Feasibility Study to identify feasible alignments that would close the gap between Mountain View and Cupertino. Funds for the study were also provided by the Friends of the Stevens Creek Trail and a Project Readiness Initiative grant from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA). The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail is a local non-profit corporation made up of volunteer community members whose goal is to raise community awareness and support for the completion of a trail ...

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