Regnart Creek Trail

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Project Overview

The Regnart Creek Trail is one of the trail segments that would make up “The Loop”.  It will provide an off-street bicycle and pedestrian facility that runs parallel to the existing Regnart Creek and provide a connection between Torre Ave/Pacifica Drive and the existing Creekside Trail at E. Estates Drive.  The Regnart Creek Trail has been recognized as a vital connector of the neighborhood to local destinations in the vicinity of the creek, including the Cupertino Library and Civic Center, Wilson Park, and Creekside Park.  Importantly, the Regnart Creek Trail will also serve as a critical link for school children in their route to school and to access the above destinations.

Regnart Creek Trail Extents

The City Council meeting on August 21, 2018 was a milestone in the Regnart Creek Trail project and marked the conclusion of the Feasibility Study Phase of the project.  At this meeting, City Council unanimously voted to adopt Resolution No. 18-081, which approved the Regnart Creek Trail Feasibility Study, directed City staff to proceed with design and environmental review of the Regnart Creek Trail, and amended the FY18/19 budget to appropriate $380,000 to the Capital Improvement Fund for this purpose.

Project Update (May 9, 2019) NEW!

A compiled list of questions were prepared by residents and received by City staff via email on April 12, 2019.  Responses have been provided by staff and are shown in red text in the downloadable document below.

April 12, 2019 Resident Questions & City Responses

The Regnart Creek Trail agenda item originally scheduled for the May 21, 2019 Council meeting has been postponed.  It will be rescheduled to a future meeting date yet to be determined.  In the meantime, City staff continues to work towards completing the 65% design and coordinating with Valley Water to address their concerns.

Community Outreach

The design process will include rigorous outreach to residents living along the Regnart Creek Trail alignment to ensure that design elements which address resident concerns regarding safety and privacy are incorporated into the final trail design. 

Public Meeting | December 20, 2018

To kick-off the design outreach process, City staff conducted a neighborhood meeting on the evening of Thursday, December 20, 2018 to listen to concerns about the project and to receive feedback from residents that will help guide the process moving forward.  City staff captured the comments heard during the meeting and has provided responses.

December 20, 2018 Comment Log & Responses

Community Walkshop | March 30, 2019 

Another community "walkshop" was held on the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2019, very similar to the November 2017 event that kicked off the project's feasibility study phase.  Participants were able to walk the proposed trail extents with City staff, Water District staff, and project consultants.  This time, the ground was marked with locations of proposed physical features so attendees could better visualize the trail amenities.  The walkshop also included a walk along Pacifica Dr, E. Estates Dr, and La Mar Dr, to showcase a potential on-street bike facility identified as Alternative 4 in the Regnart Creek Trail Feasibility Study.  The walkshop was well-attended with over 100 people signing into the event. 

March 30, 2019 Walkshop Summary Memo

One-on-One Resident Meetings | March 18, 2019 through April 12, 2019

City staff conducted one-on-one meetings with residents living adjacent to the proposed trail alignment where staff met each homeowner at their property.  Door hangers were distributed to these residences with instructions on how to schedule a meeting with City staff.  The purpose of these meetings was to listen to their individual concerns related to the project, and to discuss how features could potentially be incorporated into the design to help address these concerns.  Staff met with a total of 42 of the 84 properties adjacent to the trail alignment during the 4-week meeting session.  If you were unable to participate in the individual meetings with staff and are still interested in doing so, please contact the Public Works Mainline at 408-777-3354 and staff will be happy to schedule a time to accommodate you.

Community Meeting | April 24, 2019 UPDATED!

City staff held a community meeting on the evening of April 24, 2019.  The purpose of the meeting was to provide the latest trail design information based on feedback received from Valley Water meetings, the March 2019 walkshop event, and the one-on-one resident meetings that staff conducted during a 4-week session in late April/early May.  Approximately 70 people signed into the meeting.  City staff presented information on the project background, the current trail design, and the various alternatives presented in the feasibility study.  The meeting also consisted of an open house session, where participants were able to view the various display boards at their own pace and engage with City staff and project consultants stationed at each board.  The meeting concluded with a Q&A session, where speakers were given up to 3 minutes to speak and City staff an opportunity to respond to questions asked. 

April 24, 2019 Community Meeting Memo
April 24, 2019 Community Meeting Display Boards: Alternative 1 | Alternative 4 | Roadway Crossings Treatments | Lozano Ln and De Palma Ln Treatments

Santa Clara Valley Water District

Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) owns and maintains the right-of-way which contains Regnart Creek and its maintenance access road.  As a key stakeholder to the project, City staff will continue to engage SCVWD throughout the design process.

January 7, 2019 SCVWD Meeting Minutes
March 28, 2019 SCVWD Meeting Minutes

Recorded Documents

Joint Use Agreement (January 20, 2004)
Joint Use Agreement Amendment (February 6, 2008)

Project Timeline (subject to change)

 City Council Approval of Feasibility Study:  August 2018
 Engineering Design:

 December 2018 to August 2019

 Neighborhood Outreach:  March 2019 to July 2019
 City Council Review of 65% Design

 TBD



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