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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.

Project Updates

November 12, 2019 |Update NEW!

City staff presented the Carmen Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Feasibility Study to City Council at the November 5, 2019 City Council meeting, and the Council accepted the report at the meeting. The Study can be viewed here:  Carmen Road Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Feasibility Study.  This meeting follows a staff report to Bicycle Pedestrian Commission, which recommended Council acceptance of the Study, at their regularly scheduled meeting on September 18, 2019.

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 Meeting | January 24, 2019

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

Public Meeting | May 29, 2019

City staff held the project's second public meeting on May 29, 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the community on the status of the feasibility study and to seek feedback on the possible structure alternatives which are currently under consideration. Approximately 40 people signed into the meeting, all of whom were asked to share their thoughts and rank the structure alternatives by submitting written comment and ranking forms that were distributed at the event.

Meeting #2 Summary Memo
Meeting #2 Display Boards
Meeting #2 Brochure

Project Timeline (subject to change)

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

January 2019 to May 2019

Preparation of Feasibility Study:

 June 2019 to October 2019
- August 2019 (draft/final report)
- September 2019 (BPC Meeting, recommendation for approval)
November 2019 (Council Meeting, adoption of study)

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