Historic De Anza Trail Study

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Project Overview

A study of a proposed 2.7 mile recreational trail alongside the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) line, beginning in Saratoga and continuing north to Stevens Creek Boulevard. 


The UPRR corridor is one of the trail segments envisioned in The Loop, a bicycle trail and street network outlined in the Council approved 2016 Bicycle Transportation PlanThis corridor is property of UPRR and is used to transport materials to and from the Lehigh Permanente Quarry. The corridor connects several Cupertino schools, residential neighborhoods, open space preserves, commercial office space, and retail.

Project Goals

The corridor is used today by many residents for jogging, walking, cycling, and dog-walking in its current, unimproved state. A formal trail would provide a better experience for trail users by creating a firm riding surface, removing obstacles, clearly assigning where pedestrians and cyclists should be, and could include amenities like water fountains, bike repair stations, trailheads, and lighting. Safety improvements to street crossings is also part of this study.

Project Status

The trail feasibility study kicked-off in March 2018. Over summer 2018 the City hosted two pop-up events along the corridor to raise awareness about the project and invite passers-by to the open house on 6/21/18. The open house was held at Community Hall and had visuals available for public review and comment (materials below).

UPRR underwent a company-wide reorganization over the last 6 months that has significantly impacted our project schedule. Community outreach is currently paused while the City focuses on discussions with UPRR and re-engages with their engineering staff. We will report back with additional information when there is more to share.


No funding has been allocated for the construction of a trail, however the project is included in the eligible project list for Measure B funding (Santa Clara County sales tax measure). Funding has been allocated by Council to complete this study.

Recent Meetings/Events 

Upcoming Public Meetings

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Keep Me Posted! 

The City staff lead for this project is Chris Corrao, Senior Transit & Transportation Planner. If you would like to be added to the project email list, email chrisc@cupertino.org

Project Staff Reports & Documents