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The Cupertino City Council meets:

– 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month

– 6:45 P.M. on the

– Council Chamber, Cupertino City Hall.

For agendas and minutes see this link:  http://www.cupertino.org/index.aspx?page=547

The City of Cupertino seems to be designed for cars, as many people have observed. Some projects can be done easily to improve the ease and safety of walking and biking in our neighborhoods, but others will cost significant time and funds. All projects will take much effort to “re-engineer” parts of the city.

Walk Bike Cupertino provides an informational and suggestion forum to allow you to get your ideas out to the city in a collaborative fashion, and, more importantly, to communicate with the Cupertino City Council to fund general and specific projects that will improve bike/ped use. The city council is the body that prioritizes and funds all of the programs. Many of our members sent emails and letters to the city council supporting financing bike/ped improvements and the council eventually allocated $250K in funds for bike/ped improvements. Since then, we started to see the results of  that funding on Stevens Creek Blvd. and elsewhere – it’s a good start, but there’s a long way to go.

In March 2015,  the Cupertino City Council continued its significant and positive change in funding direction that started Summer 2014. The mid-year budget adjustments it unanimously approved:

  • $435k For 10 of the 25 projects on the 2015 Bike/Ped plan (Of $435K (of the $1.2 list);
  • Approved a trial plan to modify the Recology trash pickup schedule on Bubb Road that will significantly improve bike/ped safety during school commute hours;
  • To continue the evaluation of limiting truck traffic around the Tri-school area during the hours of 7 to 9:30 AM and 2 to 3:30 PM on school days.

Several dozen community members attended and many spoke on behalf of the increased budget funding. Scores of others sent the council your urging of increased funding.

The city council approved funding significantly higher than what the city staff had proposed. The Walk, Bike Cupertino advocacy group (250+ community members) along with many others in the community, continues to make a significant difference in the physical fabric and safety of our students and citizens – for the better.

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