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File #: 20-0633   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/30/2020
Title: Approve a Temporary Eastbound Tasman Drive Lane Closure During COVID-19 to Create a Temporary Pathway, and Approve Budget Modification No. 30 in the amount of $30,000 and Finding of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Categorical Exemption
Attachments: 1. Map of Project Limits
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Approve a Temporary Eastbound Tasman Drive Lane Closure During COVID-19 to Create a Temporary Pathway, and Approve Budget Modification No. 30 in the amount of $30,000 and Finding of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Categorical Exemption

Report
BACKGROUND
Tasman Drive between Fair Oaks Avenue and Lawrence Expressway is a four-lane commercial/industrial collector, with a light rail line dividing the eastbound and westbound traffic. Sidewalk is present on the south side of the roadway; however, a gap in sidewalks approximately 1600 feet in length exists between about 800 feet east of Tasman Court (opposite the West Entrance to Casa De Amigos) and Vienna Drive. There is currently no existing bicycle facility on Tasman Drive. The Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) operates a light rail line along the Tasman Drive corridor that connects Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and San Jose.

When the Tasman Light Rail Line was extended into Sunnyvale to its current terminus in Mountain View in the late 1990's, there was insufficient width along the Tasman corridor to install complete sidewalks and bicycle lanes without purchasing and demolishing existing mobile homes that back onto Tasman Drive and removal of all mature trees for long segments. Today's roadway configuration reflects the compromise, with large gaps in the sidewalk along both sides of Tasman Drive and lack of bicycle facilities.

EXISTING POLICY
General Plan, Chapter 4, Community Character:

Policy CC-1.6 Maintain City neighborhoods as safe, healthy places to live

Policy CC-1.7 Encourage Neighborhood Patterns that Encourage Social Interaction and Avoid Isolation

Goal CC-12 Maximum access to recreation services, facilities and amenities

Pursuant to Sunnyvale Charter Section 1305, at any meeting after the adoption of the budget, the City Council may amend or supplement the budget by motion adopted by affirmative votes of at least four ...

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