Carmen Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge

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Project Overview

The Carmen Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge, a priority project in the 2016 Cupertino Bicycle Transportation Plan, is a grade-separated structure envisioned to provide a connection for pedestrians and bicyclists between the neighborhoods north and south of Stevens Creek Boulevard, between Foothill Boulevard and Phar Lap Drive. The bridge would continue the existing alignment of Carmen Road across Stevens Creek Boulevard, allowing for easy and safe access to and from residences, schools, parks and recreation centers. It also would create a safer bicycle and walking route to Stevens Creek Elementary School, and provide an alternate crossing to get to Kennedy Middle School and Monta Vista High School.

Carmen Road 1

Asset 5

*The above artists' renderings are for illustrative purposes only and is not representative of an actual design. The final bridge design will be informed by community feedback, available funding, and engineering considerations.

Staff has retained the services of Mott MacDonald to develop a feasibility study for the Carmen Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge. The feasibility study process began in November 2018 and is anticipated to continue through Summer 2019. It will include community engagement/stakeholder outreach and will culminate in a report identifying potentially suitable bridge structure types, cost estimates, as well as address issues identified during the community outreach process. No funding or budget has currently been identified beyond the feasibility study phase.

Community Outreach

Online Survey 

The City hosted an online survey from November 26, 2018 to January 31, 2019 to gather initial thoughts from the community about this potential crossing.  A total of 350 responses were received.

Survey Results Summary
Individual Responses to Questions 4 & 8

Public Meetings

The project's first public meeting was held on January 24, 2019 to introduce the project to the community.  Approximately 30 people signed into the event, all of whom were invited to provide feedback to City staff and project consultants through one-on-one discussions and by submitting written comment forms that were distributed at the event.

Meeting #1 Summary Memo
Meeting #1 Display Boards

The next public meeting is anticipated to be held in April 2019.

Project Timeline (subject to change)

Project Kick-Off: November 2018
Online Survey: November 2018 to January 2019
Community Outreach & Engagement: January 2019 to April 2019
- January 2019 (Public Meeting)
- April 2019 (Public Meeting)
Preliminary Engineering:

January 2019 to April 2019

Preparation of Feasibility Study:

April 2019 to July 2019
- May 2019 (draft report)
- June 2019 (final report)
- June 2019 (BPC Meeting, recommendation for approval)
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July 2019 (Council Meeting, adoption of study)

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