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File #: 20-1369    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/19/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 2/25/2020 Final action:
Title: Action on a Resolution Adopting the Santa Clara Pedestrian Master Plan [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]
Attachments: 1. Santa Clara Pedestrian Master Plan, 2. Pedestrian Priority Zones, 3. Pedestrian "Toolbox", 4. Maps of all project recommendations, 5. Detailed spot location project recommendations, 6. High priority projects, 7. Resolution, 8. POST MEETING MATERIAL, 9. Resolution No. 20-8814
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on a Resolution Adopting the Santa Clara Pedestrian Master Plan [Council Pillar: Deliver and Enhance High Quality Efficient Services and Infrastructure]

Report
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The City has been working to develop its first Pedestrian Master Plan (Plan) which establishes a long-term vision for improving walking as an active transportation option in Santa Clara. With a strategy to improve and expand the existing public pedestrian network, the Plan establishes a foundational vision, goals, objectives, and policies to improve pedestrian mobility. The Plan recommends 382 projects to improve the pedestrian environment within the nine priority pedestrian zones that are being established.

These proposed projects have been prioritized based on criteria to guide the City as it improves this transportation mode for all ages and abilities. It is important to note that this is a master plan and does not guarantee funding or that all projects included in it will be constructed in accordance with the approved Plan. There is the potential that the City may not elect to move forward with some projects, or the City may modify projects that are shown in the Plan. The Plan was completed with significant community participation and feedback, most notably with the support of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).

BACKGROUND
In December 2017, the City of Santa Clara received a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Sustainable Communities grant to prepare its first Pedestrian Master Plan (Attachment 1). On August 21, 2018, the City Council approved an agreement for design professional services with Alta Planning & Design (Alta) to assist the City with preparing the Plan. The City and Alta first developed a workplan strategy focused on the following five project phases: 1) Vision, Goals, Objectives, Policies, and Existing Conditions; 2) Outreach and Needs Assessment; 3) Recommendations; 4) Draft Plan Prep...

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