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File #: 20-0992   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
On agenda: 12/2/2020
Title: Presentation of Draft Concepts for the Bernardo Avenue Undercrossing Project
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1 - Project Map, 2. Attachment 2 - Concept Designs
REPORT TO BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMISSION
SUBJECT
Title
Presentation of Draft Concepts for the Bernardo Avenue Undercrossing Project

Report
REPORT IN BRIEF
Nabilah Deen, City of Sunnyvale Transportation Engineer, and the project consultant, WMH Corporation, will provide an update on the Bernardo Avenue Undercrossing Project to facilitate discussion and gather initial feedback.

BACKGROUND
The Bernardo Avenue Undercrossing Project includes a proposed pedestrian and bicycle crossing to connect north and south Bernardo Avenue beneath the Caltrain railroad tracks and Central Expressway, as shown in Attachment 1. There is currently no existing connection between the north and south segments of Bernardo Avenue.

The three agencies that will lead the project are the City of Sunnyvale, the City of Mountain View and Valley Transit Authority (VTA). In 2018, the City entered a cost-sharing agreement with the City of Mountain View. This agreement was for the preliminary design and environmental clearance phase. The project consultant chosen for this phase of the project was WMH Corporation.

The total project cost for design and construction is estimated at $24,000,000. In July 2020, Sunnyvale and Mountain View received a funding award of $18,000,000 from the VTA 2016 Measure B Bicycle & Pedestrian Capital Projects Competitive Grant for both the design and construction phase of the project. This was the largest award received under the program. VTA will be the lead for the design and construction phase of the project.

The City Council is tentatively scheduled to consider this item for the selection of a project alternative in summer 2021. The environmental process will be completed with the chosen project alternative.

DISCUSSION
The project team is actively pursuing input from multiple stakeholders, including members of the public. The intent of this joint BPAC meeting is to gather initial feedback from commissioners on the design concepts and project ameniti...

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