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File #: 23-0428   
Type: Report to Board/Commission Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
On agenda: 5/18/2023
Title: Consider Converting All Part-Time Bike Lanes on Homestead Road Into Full-Time Bike Lanes
Attachments: 1. Reserved for Report to Council, 2. Final Report, 3. Conceptual Figures of the Alternatives, 4. Presentation to BPAC 20230518
Related files: 23-0422
Consider Converting All Part-Time Bike Lanes on Homestead Road Into Full-Time Bike Lanes
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) previously sponsored Study Issue DPW 15-04 to evaluate converting the existing part-time bike lanes on Homestead Road into full-time bike lanes. Currently, Homestead Road has part-time bike lanes within Sunnyvale city limits that restrict parking in the bike lanes on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. At all other times on weekdays and all day on weekends, vehicles are allowed to park in the bike lanes. This was done in the past as a compromise with residents along Homestead Road and bicyclists to provide bike lanes during weekday commute times and still have on-street parking for residents when they return home from work. Within the City of Cupertino city limits, on-street parking is prohibited and full-time bike lanes exist. The main cause is that within Sunnyvale there are primarily single-family and multi-family homes that front Homestead Road, but within Cupertino the majority are residential developments that back or side onto Homestead Road. The 2015 Study Issue recognized that there was a potential for transportation patterns and bike volumes to change with the Apple Campus development, which was under construction at that time. In November 2015 (RTC 15-0983), City Council approved a motion to maintain the existing conditions, closing the Study Issue, and directed staff to revisit the study of converting the part-time bike lanes into full-time bike lanes after a minimum period of three years and after the Apple Campus was fully operational.

The City continues to work towards the continued development of bicycling infrastructure to provide a safe and convenient transportation alternative to motor vehicles for all ages and abilities. Consistent with these efforts and pursuant to City Council direction from the 2015 Study Issue, staff...

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