The second community engagement meeting of the Homestead Corridor Safe Route to School Study is scheduled 6-8 p.m. Monday in the auditorium at Homestead High School, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino.
The meeting will feature a discussion of the bicycle and pedestrian improvements proposed by the Homestead Corridor project team, provide an update on the study and solicit community feedback. According to the meeting agenda, the proposed changes will include suggestions made by residents at the first community meeting in November. The improvements aim to increase traffic safety for students traveling to West Valley Elementary School, Cupertino Middle School and Homestead High via Homestead Road, and will span the area from Grant Road to North Stelling Road and Hollenbeck Avenue.
The project team, led by the consulting firm Kimley-Horn, includes representatives from the Cupertino Union School District and the Fremont Union High School District; Homestead High, Cupertino Middle and West Valley Elementary; the cities of Los Altos, Sunnyvale and Cupertino; Caltrans; California Water Service Co.; the Valley Transportation Authority; the Santa Clara County Road and Airports Department; and Santa Clara County’s District 5 office.
Since the project’s kick-off meeting in September, the team has been identifying safety concerns and developing a plan for the improvements. According to the posted study schedule, the team hopes to finish the final report and submit a joint grant application by March. The final community engagement meeting will be an opportunity for the community to provide input.
– Noa Bronicki