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File #: 21-0320   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/20/2021
Title: Approve Budget Modification No. 20 to Appropriate $3.5 Million in Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) 2016 Measure B Funding and $389,000 from the Transportation Impact Fee Funds for the Environmental, Permitting, and Design Costs for the Stevens Creek Trail Segment from W. Remington Drive to W. Fremont Avenue and Authorize the City Manager to Execute All Grant-Related Documents
Attachments: 1. VTA 2016 Measure B Funding Award Letter FY20-FY21, 2. Draft Sunnyvale FY 2020/21 Stevens Creek Trail Extension Funding Agreement
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Approve Budget Modification No. 20 to Appropriate $3.5 Million in Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) 2016 Measure B Funding and $389,000 from the Transportation Impact Fee Funds for the Environmental, Permitting, and Design Costs for the Stevens Creek Trail Segment from W. Remington Drive to W. Fremont Avenue and Authorize the City Manager to Execute All Grant-Related Documents
Report
BACKGROUND
The idea and vision for a Stevens Creek Trail for pedestrians and bicyclists was first identified by the Santa Clara County Planning Department in 1961. The County's plan for a "Stevens Creek Park Chain" created a framework for preserving land along Stevens Creek for an interconnected system of parks and trails. Today, the Stevens Creek Trail extends approximately five miles from the Bay Trail at Shoreline Park to the Dale Avenue/Heatherstone Way bicycle and pedestrian overcrossing of State Route 85 in Mountain View. An additional one-mile trail segment is in place from Stevens Creek Boulevard to McClellan Road through Blackberry Farm Park and McClellan Ranch Preserve in Cupertino.

A coordinated trail planning effort between the cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View and Sunnyvale started in 2009 with the appointment of the Joint Cities Working Team (JCWT), which consisted of one elected official and one staff member from each agency. In the fall of 2012, the Citizens Working Group (CWG) was also created to assist with public outreach and act in an advisory role to the JCWT. A consultant team was selected to prepare a feasibility study to evaluate potential routes to bridge the gap in trail segments that currently exist in Mountain View and Cupertino. The Joint Cities Coordinated Stevens Creek Trail Feasibility Study was completed September 2015. The Study identified and evaluated potential routes to complete the gaps in the existing Stevens Creek Trail. Goals and policies regarding the development of the Stevens Creek Trail ...

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