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File #: 22-0041   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 8/30/2022
Title: Selection of the Mary Avenue Underpass with Jughandle Option and the Sunnyvale Avenue Underpass Tunnel Option to be Defined as the Proposed Projects for the Grade Separation of Crossings of the Caltrain Railroad Tracks for the Environmental Review
Attachments: 1. Report to Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission [22-0628, July 21, 2022] (without attachments), 2. Report to Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission [22-0791, August 1, 2022] (without attachments), 3. Excerpt of Draft Minutes of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting of July 21, 2022, 4. Draft Minutes of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Special Meeting of August 1, 2022, 5. Survey results, June 8 through July 31, 2022, 6. Draft Sunnyvale Grade Separation Feasibility Study, dated August 2022, 7. Presentation to Council 20220830
Related files: 22-0791, 22-0628, 22-0911
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Selection of the Mary Avenue Underpass with Jughandle Option and the Sunnyvale Avenue Underpass Tunnel Option to be Defined as the Proposed Projects for the Grade Separation of Crossings of the Caltrain Railroad Tracks for the Environmental Review

Report
SUMMARY OF COMMISSION ACTION
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission considered the Sunnyvale Avenue location of this item at the regular meeting on July 21, 2022, and the Mary Avenue location of this item at a Special Meeting on August 1, 2022.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission voted to recommend to City Council the Sunnyvale Avenue Bicycle and Pedestrian Tunnel Underpass option with the friendly amendment that if the City Council selects the Sunnyvale Avenue Underpass Tunnel option that a physical barrier between vehicle lanes and bicycle lanes be included in the tunnel. The vote was 5-0, with Commissioner Beagle recused and Commissioner Bonne absent.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission voted to recommend to City Council the Mary Avenue Underpass with Jughandle option with the following friendly amendments:
* Final design be presented to BPAC prior to City Council approval;
* Final design to include a higher level of Active Transportation Plan elements than currently provided in the conceptual design; and
* A study be performed to evaluate the closure for vehicles of Bidwell Avenue at Mary Avenue.
The vote was 4-0, with Chair Mehlinger and Commissioner Hafeman recused and Commissioner Dav? absent.

PUBLIC CONTACT
Public contact was made by posting the Council agenda on the City's official-notice bulletin board outside City Hall, at the Sunnyvale Public Library, Senior Center, Community Center and in the Department of Public Safety Lobby. In addition, the agenda and report are available at the Sunnyvale Public Library, Office of the City Clerk and on the City's website.

In addition to the public contact listed above and outreach listed in Repo...

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