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 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.
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.
Staff has contracted with HMH Consulting Engineers to proceed with engineering design and environmental review of the Regnart Creek Trail. To date, topographic surveying of the trail alignment has been completed.
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. To kick-off that 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 is working on providing responses.
Further outreach events will be scheduled in the new year.
Upcoming Public Meetings
- To Be Scheduled
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.
City staff met with SCVWD staff on Monday, January 7, 2019 to kickoff the design and environmental review phase. Meeting minutes are currently being finalized and will be posted here once available.
Project Timeline (subject to change)
|City Council Approval of Feasibility Study:||August 2018|
December 2018 to August 2019
|Neighborhood Outreach:||January 2019 to July 2019|
|City Council Approval of Construction Budget:||
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