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Transportation and Traffic Safety

Walk and Bike
Transportation Plans, Policies and Solutions

Plans

Active Transportation Plan 2020

The main goal of the plan is to encourage bicycling and walking. It's comprised of three plans: bicycle, pedestrian and safe routes to school. Our plan is to create a safe, connected network for bicycling and walking. Some recommendations include:

  • Making infrastructure changes (such as adding bike lanes or crosswalks)
  • Teaching walking and biking safety skills

Active Transportation Plan - Approved by City Council, Aug. 25, 2020 (43 MB PDF)

Vision Zero Plan

We developed the Vision Zero Plan to reduce roadway fatalities and serious injuries. The plan is a phased approach with a goal of 50% reduction by 2029, and nearing zero by 2039.


Roadway Safety Plan

Based on our five-year traffic safety analysis we developed the Roadway Safety Plan. The plan's purpose is to define solutions to the traffic issues found in the analysis. Also, having the plan provides eligibility to receive federal funding. The funding will allow us to implement the roadway solutions.


Policies

Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)

VMT is a new environmental policy. It affects land-use and transportation projects. The new analysis counts trips going to and from the project site. This policy changes the way we study potential transportation environmental impacts. Use VTA's VMT Evaluation Tool to identify these potential impacts.


Solutions

Transportation Projects

Sunnyvale Avenue Safe Routes to School

Upcoming Meetings

Attend to provide your input on project recommendations to City Council:

  • City Council Public Hearing - Tuesday, Sep. 28 at 7 p.m.

The goal of this project is to improve bicycle safety and travel along Sunnyvale Avenue. The project limits are between Hendy and Maude avenues.

The completed project will:

  • Improve bicycle safety and connectivity on the street
  • Improve access to Bishop Elementary School and the Downtown
  • Complete a high-priority project in our Active Transportation Plan

In 2020, we studied traffic and parking as part of the Safe Routes to School Improvement Project. Based on the study, we are considering adding buffered bike lanes on Sunnyvale Avenue. To allow room for these lanes we propose removing some on-street parking.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021
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