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Active Transportation Plan

How can we continue to improve options for bicyclists and pedestrians in Sunnyvale?

How can Sunnyvale students more safely walk and bike to school?

The City of Sunnyvale is exploring these questions as part of a year-long effort to create an Active Transportation Plan that will address bicycle, pedestrian and Safe Routes to Schools needs throughout the City.

The Active Transportation Plan will help the City strategically invest in programs and projects to make walking and bicycling safer and more convenient for residents. In addition, the Plan will analyze ways to make it safer for Sunnyvale students to walk and bike to school.

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Lillian Tsang, Principal Transportation Engineer, 408-730-7556


The Active Transportation Plan (the Plan) kicked off in April 2019. Over the past 14 months, the Plan included many opportunities for public input during its development.

Final Draft Active Transportation Plan

We developed the Plan based on your input on bicycle, pedestrian and safe routes to schools needs and priorities. 

Final Draft Active Transportation Plan (33 MB PDF)

Upcoming Events

City Council Meeting
The Final Draft Plan will be brought to City Council for Plan Adoption.

When:  Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m. - Topic is an agenda item at the City Council Meeting
Where: Watch City Council meeting online

Project Timeline

  • June to August 2020 - Final Plan Adoption
  • May 2020 - Preparation of the Final Draft Plan 
  • February to April 2020 - Review the Public Draft Plan 
  • October 2019 to January 2020 - Recommend Active Transportation improvements
  • April to September 2019 - Identify Active Transportation needs


Walking and Biking Needs

The recommended programs and future projects will be guided by a technical analysis that includes:

  • Bicycling and pedestrian collision history
  • Locations of bicycling and walking demand
  • Current needs and gaps within the bicycling and pedestrian network
  • Existing infrastructure and right-of-way constraints

The City will also rely on public input to help guide the process. City of Sunnyvale residents, visitors and workers will help identify existing barriers to walking and biking around the City, and locations where people would like to be able to walk and bike.

Safe Routes to Schools

Designing an environment where students can safely walk and bike to school is a priority for the City. We will conduct audits at all 21 public schools serving Sunnyvale students to identify potential improvements for routes to and from school.


The City of Sunnyvale adopted its last Bicycle Plan Update in 2006. The Active Transportation Plan examines the future needs of Sunnyvale. It will recommend improvements that integrate pedestrian, bicycling and Safe Routes to Schools needs.

Last Updated: Aug 7, 2020