Walking & Biking News & Ideas
We hope you are staying healthy!

School starts in just a few days (online of course), and it doesn't feel like summer is ready to be over yet with the weather still very warm. We've got some great articles for you in this newsletter, including a great video feature on how to pick the best bike lock, a recap of the 2020 Silicon Valley Bike Summit, what's happening around Cupertino, and much more. Read on for news to use!
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Last vote on the Regnart Trail coming in October or November
We've heard from the Public Works Staff that they plan to have the drawings completed in October. This means the vote to proceed with construction will be held at City Council in October or November. We'd love to have YOU show your support that will increase recreational space, provide a direct route to the Library and City Center, connect three parks, and be an off-street path for hundreds of students commuting to school.
Your guide to the perfect bike lock

Bike locks come in all shapes and sizes, colors, and materials. You can get one for as little as $10 or spend close to $200. In this video, Erik Lindskog, Cupertino Bicycle Pedestrian Commissioner, takes you through some of the most commonly available ones to help you decide which one is right for you.
The information in this video is solely the opinion of the author and Walk-Bike Cupertino and does not reflect the opinions of any other organization or entity including the City of Cupertino.
City News Briefs
Cupertino City Council approved an agreement with BKF Engineers to provide the design for the eastern and central portions of the (I-280) Junipero Serra Trail. A detailed design schematic will be provided which will then be used for environmental clearance and the final design will follow that by March 2021. Outreach to residents will occur during the entire process. For more information on the JST trail, timing and its location, click here.

The Cupertino Planning Commission voted 3-2 (Commissioners Kitty Moore, Ray Wang and Vikram Saxena voting to deny, Alan Takahashi and David Fung voting to approve) to deny the proposal for The Oaks Westport, a development consisting of senior, BMR and memory care housing and commercial space. This development would have allowed an easier path from the Mary Ave. bike lanes/bridge to the west side of Cupertino. The developer plans to appeal directly to the City Council on August 18. More information here.
McClellan lanes have opened biking to all
Editorial from Teresa Olson, Cupertino Resident
Having the protected lanes in place helps people biking with children feel more confident about doing so. This summer, my mom friends and I were able to use them with the kids and I seriously doubt that we would have ever considered this route without them because of the speed of the cars along that strip. Looking forward to having the whole path from the library available and hopefully, fingers crossed for luck, to getting the Regnart Creek Trail.
“I seriously doubt that we would have ever considered this route without [the new bike lanes] because of the speed of the cars along that strip."
I am really grateful to the people who worked hard to make this path a reality. Read more...
Engaging talks at the Silicon Valley Bike Summit
The 10th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit August was held on Aug 6 and 7 as a fully online event to allow participants to socially distance. It is the Bay Area area’s largest annual gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers – from government, non-profits, the private sector, and the general public.

There were engaging keynote speakers like Toks Omishakin, Caltrans Director and Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese. Panels discussed important topics such as Slow Streets, Equitable Approaches to Safe Routes to School Programs, and Rethinking the 5 “E’s: Equity in Active Transportation. Walk-Bike Cupertno Board members Seema Lindskog and Jennifer Shearin presented during the Outreach and Engagement segment on Day 1. You can see their slides here.
A small but mighty new trail segment in the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve has now closed a long-standing gap to create 80 miles of contiguous San Francisco Bay Trail, running from Sunnyvale to Menlo Park, across the Dumbarton Bridge to the East Bay. Something to check out this weekend!
(Read more about the Bay Trail here.)
Coming in October: City Council & School Board Candidate WBC Scorecard Survey Results!
Be better informed to make your vote count.
Have an idea what should be asked about walking & biking? Tell us here!
Trail Review: Uvas Canyon County Park
by Jian He, Walk-Bike Cupertino Boardmember
The Uvas Canyon County Park is nestled on the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. It offers 7.2 miles of hiking trails traveling along the Swanson Creek and several waterfalls, which make this park a very popular destination. Through September 7, parking reservations with assigned entry time slots are required for all visitors (Please check their website for most updated information). To guarantee the availability, we reserved our parking permit ($6 fee) three weeks in advance. Read more...
Safe Routes to School is Recruiting Student Liaisons
Cupertino's Safe Routes to School program is recruiting high school students who are passionate about bicycling, healthy lifestyles, safe transportation, and/or campus safety to become a part of the SR2S Working Group. SR2S is excited to work with our local high school students to enhance the student walking and biking experience in Cupertino. Selected high school student representatives will attend monthly Working Group meetings and become a conduit of information and ideas between their high school’s student body and our City team. Read more from Cherie Walkowiak, SR2S Coordinator for the City of Cupertino...
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Happy Walking and Biking,

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