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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 kicked off April 2019 and is a 12-month process. The Plan includes many opportunities for public input during its development.

Draft Active Transportation Plan Public Review

The Draft Active Transportation Plan is ready for public review.  We based it on your input on bicycle, pedestrian and safe routes to schools needs and priorities.

View the March 12 Draft Active Transportation Plan Webinar, see slide notes and read the Q&A - refer to Documents tab.

EXTENDED Deadline:  The public review period ends on Sunday, April 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Draft Active Transportation Plan - Read the plan. You may provide input online.

Besides online, you may provide input in the following ways:

Send in your comments by email or in writing to:
Lillian Tsang, Principal Transportation Engineer
City of Sunnyvale Department of Public Works
456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Upcoming Events

Draft Active Transportation Plan Public Review at Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC) Meeting
When:  Thursday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. - Topic is an agenda item at the BPAC meeting
Where: Watch meeting online
Ways to submit comments or questions:

  • Submit written comments by email to BPAC or by mail to City Clerk, 603 All America Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Comments may be submitted up to 4 hours prior to the meeting.
  • Email your verbal comment to BPAC. The first three minutes will be read into the record.
  • Call and leave a voicemail at 408-730-7925.

IMPORTANT: Identify the agenda item number in your communications. Refer to Viewing and Participating in the BPAC Meeting on the BPAC agenda item above.

Project Timeline

  • Identify Active Transportation needs (April to September 2019)
  • Recommend Active Transportation improvements (October 2019 to January 2020)
  • Review the Public Draft Plan (February to April 2020)


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: Apr 22, 2020