Shannon Pedestrian and Bikeway Improvement Project
This important Connect Los Gatos Project proposes to improve bicycle and pedestrian circulation on Shannon Road from Los Gatos Boulevard to Cherry Blossom Lane.
Please Join us for this second community meeting to review the latest design for the new pedestrian and bicycle connection. Community input is key to the success of the project!
When: Sep 29, 2021 06:00 PM
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
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- Conference code: 160548
Project Update 08-26-21
The Town of Los Gatos, Parks and Public Works Department, hosted an on-line community meeting for the Shannon Road Pedestrian and Bikeway Improvement Project, on August 25, 2021. The project team solicited valuable community input regarding the current project design. Please click on the link below to access the PowerPoint presentation that was shared.
Shannon Road serves as a major pedestrian corridor for students attending three nearby schools, with the most heavily trafficked portion of this corridor spanning from Los Gatos Boulevard to Cherry Blossom Lane. Much of this corridor is missing sidewalk. The Los Gatos – Monte Sereno Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (BPMP) includes a Town-wide priority to add missing sidewalks along school walking routes such as this. Further, the BPMP identifies the need to improve infrastructure for both bicyclists and pedestrians. Pursuant to these goals, the Town applied for, and received, a federal grant for the improvements recommended in the Master Plan.
The current plan for the project is to construct sidewalks and Class II bike lanes on both sides of Shannon Road between Los Gatos Blvd. and Cherry Blossom Lane. The project would involve installation of a new curb, gutter, sidewalk, Class II bike lanes, and ADA curb ramps on Shannon Road within the project limits. The work scope may also include some modification to the storm drainage system. The project is referred to as the Shannon Road Pedestrian and Bikeway Improvements in the approved Capital Improvement Program.
In June 2018, the Town was awarded federal funding of $940,100 by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in the Vehicle Emissions Reductions Based at Schools (VERBS) Grant Program to support this project. The VERBS Program is focused on reducing greenhouse gases by promoting walking, biking, transit, and carpooling to school, targeting grades K-12. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis. Although the Town was informed of the award in 2018, the funding will be recognized in the year it is received and will be carried forward to the current year as the project progresses.
Project Location Map
Project Engagement Schedule
|July||Launch Project Webpage||Project Background, Problem Statement, Milestone Schedule|
|August 12||Complete Street & Transportation Commission Meeting 1 Presentation||Present consultants work & different project design options|
|August 13 - 20||1st Community Meeting Outreach||Flyers, postcards, webpage, social media|
|August 25||Community Meeting 1 Presentation||Present consultant work|
|August 30||Post community meeting summary||Update project webpage|
|September 9||Complete Street & Transportation Commission Meeting 2||Show updated consultant materials based on previous meeting comments|
|September 10 - 20||2nd Community Meeting Outreach||Flyers, postcards, webpage, social media|
|September 29||Community Meeting 2||Show updated consultant materials based on previous meeting comments|
|October 1||Post community meeting summary||Update project webpage|
Final Design and Construction Schedule
|Council Approval and Design Completion||Early 2022|
|Bid and Award to a Contractor||Spring 2022|
|Construction (pending utility relocation needed)||Summer to Winter 2022|
This project will be coordinated with the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Project on Shannon Road. Please visit the Neighborhood Traffic Calming webpage to learn more about the traffic calming project.
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Any questions regarding the project design can be referred to the Project Manager, Suyesh Shrestha, at 408-395-1437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.