The Cupertino Planning Commission approved KT Urban’s proposal to redevelop the Oaks Shopping center with key bike/ped features. Prominently, the development will include a Class III bike way on the West side of the complex connecting Mary Avenue to the corner of Stevens Creek Blvd and Hwy 85. See project layout. A separate bike lane along the 85 sound wall was included in the 2018 development plan ( then rejected by the city) but not included in the 2020 proposal.
Walk-Bike’s leadership team met with city staff and KT Urban to work out a solution that will meet the needs and improve the safety of the many potential users:
- ~ 300 students attending Monta Vista High School;
- Apple employees transiting between the campus on DeAnza and it’s Bubb Road facilities;
- Many commuters coming South from Mary Ave/Don Burnett Bridge returning West to Monta Vista;
The bike way will allow cyclists to avoid nearly 200m of the busy SCB with 30K cars/day heading westbound. The Mary Ave/SCB junction is a critical intersection for cyclists and for the designed routes from the 2016 Master Bike Plan. In addition to the Class III route, the development allows bike/ped access for an access lane on the East side of the development with an auto/cyclist exit onto SCB. In the proposal, KT Urban will also commit to fund physically separated bike lanes on the North and South sides of SCB from Mary Ave to Hwy 85. The Westport Plan is slated to come before the city council on June 2nd.
For more information contact the City of Cupertino at Cupertino.org/Westport