Key Facts About the Bubb Road Project
Cost of Construction: $1.98M (Apple donation to cover total cost)
Length of Project: 0.5 miles
Type of Project: Class II Bike Facilities (see here for review of different facilities)
Information from the City of Cupertino’s website coming when available.
Current Status (Feb 2020): Apple donated $1.98M in Fall of 2019 for this project, which is listed as Tier 3 on the Bicycle Plan for Class II lanes on Bubb Road between McClellan and Stevens Creek. The project is currently in design, which is expected to be completed by June 2020.
Why Does Walk-Bike Cupertino Support this Project?
Safer for cyclists
Class II Bike lanes offer some measure of safety for cyclists, as they are no longer sharing the road with vehicles. Cyclists are more visible, and these lanes have been shown to reduce accident rates and severity of accidents.
Encouragement of biking as alternate transportation
Traffic is a continual concern in Cupertino, and encouraging alternate transportation, especially near a center where many offices of Cupertino’s largest employer, Apple, are located is beneficial to everyone. Apple offers its employees free use of company-owned bikes, so likely the lanes will be used often.