SEPTEMBER 17 IS THE MAKE OR BREAK DAY FOR THE REGNART TRAIL. On Tuesday Sept 17 at 7pm, the City Council will vote on whether the city should continue working on the Regnart Creek Trail. We expect heavy opposition from anti-trail residents who live along the trail.
WALK-BIKE CUPERTINO ENCOURAGES TRAIL SUPPORTERS TO SHOW UP THAT EVENING.
Without enough support that night, the trail project will die. There is no do-over. If you can come, please email email@example.com.
If there isn’t a large number of people there in support that night, the trail project will die right then. There’s no do-over, or a ballot measure that can change things. A great outcome would be at least 20-30 speakers and 100+ people to come show their support even if they don’t speak. Wear green to show your support!
There is no way to know how this City Council vote will go. The 10 or so very vocal anti-trail residents have pushed back aggressively against the trail at every single Bike Ped Commission meeting and every single City Council meeting. The City Staff have conceded to their demands, going well beyond reasonable and typical measures and spent 100+ hours meeting with them. The net result is that there are many people, including City Council members, that may think their inaccurate anti-trail statements are true.
It’s strange that a trail that would benefit so many people–with over 1600 petition signers and more every day–might not pass because of a small group of “squeaky wheels”.
IT’S ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO HAVE STUDENTS COME SPEAK. We’ve been told by several council members that children and teens make a huge impact on them. It’s a great learning opportunity for kids on civic participation and they feel proud to stand up and speak for something they value.
This post is solely the opinion of Walk-Bike Cupertino and does not reflect any other views. For more information on the Regnart Trail, please see our partner site, regnartcreek.com.