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Project:

Homestead Road at Homestead High School Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Project

Checklist:

Homestead Road At Homestead High Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Project   

Name:
Homestead Road At Homestead High Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Project
    
Description:
This is a joint project with the City of Cupertino, the Fremont Unified High School District, the Homestead High School and the City of Sunnyvale. The proposed improvements at Homestead Road/Mary Avenue and Homestead Road/Kennewick Drive intersections, will update the phasing from 6 phase to 8 phase at the Mary Avenue intersection, allowing protected left turns for the northbound and southbound directions and timing the pedestrian crosswalks concurrently; tighten the radius of the south-west corner of the intersection, shortening the south and west pedestrian crosswalks; provide direct path for bicycles to high school from EB Homestead Road to Mary Avenue Bridge Trail, install high visibility crosswalks in all directions, install accessible pedestrian system push buttons; upgrade existing traffic signal to allow for in and out circulation at Kennewick Drive signal and install high visibility crosswalks. Additionally, the project will install green buffered bike lane between McKenzie Drive and Mary Avenue on the south side, install green buffered bike lane between Mary Avenue and Kennewick Drive on the north side (south side already has a green buffered bike lane), and update bicycle specific detection in all directions.
    
Status:
Approved
    
Project:
Homestead Road at Homestead High School Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements Project
    
Location:
Sunnyvale
    
Contact Name:
Shahid Abbas
    
Contact Email:
sabbas@sunnyvale.ca.gov
    
Contact Phone:
4087307330
    
Contact Address:

456 W. Olive Avenue,
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

    
1a: What bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are currently included on the facility or on facilities it intersects or crosses? Please check all that apply.
    
Class I bicycle paths
Class II bicycle lanes
Class III bicycle routes
Class IV bikeways
Bicycle boxes
Raised separated bikeways
Bicycle Boulevards
Bicycle parking
Sidewalks on one side or both sides of street
Marked crosswalks
Protected intersection
Painted conflict zones
Narrow unpaved path
Pedestrian-actuated traffic signals or routine pedestrian cycle
Bulb-outs
Bicycle actuated traffic signals or routine bicyclist cycle
High visibility crosswalks
Pedestrian-level lighting
ADA-compliant ramps
Traffic signal push buttons
Refuge islands on roadways
Transit shelter
Wide curb lanes
Right turn only lanes
Transit vehicle stops
Pedestrian countdown signals
Way-finding or directional signage
None

     
: Other
    

     
: Please provide specifics of any items checked above.
    

     
1b: If there are no existing pedestrian or bicycle facilities, how far from the proposed project are the closest parallel bikeways and walkways?
    
0-1/4 mile
1/4 mile to 1/2 mile
1/2 mile to 1 mile
1+ mile

     
1c: Please indicate needed pedestrian, bicycle, or transit improvements in the project area that staff or the public have identified
    
Improved lighting
sidewalks
Improve intersections
Mid-block crossings
Accommodations for the elderly or disabled or school age children
School age children
Transit shelters
ADA facilities
Widened curb lanes
Bicycle parking
Traffic signals responsive to bicycles
Shorter vehicular traffic signal cycles
Addressing choke points or gaps in pedestrian or bicycle
RR crossings
Bike racks on busses
Widened or better-lit under crossings
Removed slip lanes
Right turn only lanes
None

     
: Other
    
Shorter crosswalks Buffered bike lanes Green bike lanes Bike boxes at left turns Bicycle specific detection Accessible Pedestrian Signals Protected left turns

     
1d: Please describe the overall context of the project area:
    
North leg of S. Mary Avenue has 4 lanes with 2 bicycle lanes and 35 mph speed limit; South leg of S. Mary Avenue is a school driveway which has 3 lanes with 1 bicycle lane; north leg of Kennewick Drive has two lanes with 25 mph speed limit, south leg is a school parking lot entrance; Homestead Road has 5 lanes (including left turns) and a posted speed limit of 35 mph.

     
1e: What existing challenges could the proposed project improve for bicycle, pedestrian, or transit travel in the vicinity of the proposed project?
    
Unresponsive signals to bicycles
Lack of bicycle parking
Freeway on-off ramps
Narrow curb lanes
Choke points
RR crossings
No bike racks on buses
Wide roadway crossings
Long signal cycles which require pedestrians to wait long periods of time
Short signal crossing times
Narrow undercrossings, overcrossings
Slip lanes
Sidewalk obstruction or missing sidewalk
Pedestrian-level lighting
Lack of ADA compliant facilities
Lack of Transit vehicle stops

     
: Other
    
Vehicular interaction with bicycles Pedestrian and bicycle visibility concerns Vehicular circulation and excessive delays

     
2a: What trip generators (existing and future) are in the vicinity of the proposed project that might attract walking or bicycling customers, employees, students, visitors or others?
    
Educational institutions
Transit stations
Senior centers
High-density land uses
Downtowns
Shopping areas
Medical centers
Major public venues
Government buildings
Parks

     
: Other
    
Homestead High School

     
3a: Have you considered collisions involving bicyclists and pedestrians along the route of the facility?
    
No

     
: If so, please provide the number of collisions and describe the outcomes of each:
    

     
: If so, what resources have you consulted?
    

     
4a: Do any adopted plans call for the development of bicycle or pedestrian facilities on, crossing or adjacent to the proposed facility/project?
    
City or town bicycle plan
Countywide bicycle plan
City or town pedestrian plan
Countywide pedestrian plan
Combined bicycle and pedestrian plan
ADA transition plan
General plan
Specific plan
Regional transportation Plan
Sales tax expenditure plan
Station area access plan
No plans

     
: Other
    

     
: Is the proposed project consistent with these plans?
    
Yes

     
5a: Do any local, statewide or federal policies call for incorporating bicycle and/or pedestrian facilities into this project?
    
Caltrans Deputy Directive 64
Caltrans Highway Design Manual (Chapter 1000)
ACR 211
MUTCD 2003
MUTCD California supplement
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)
MTC Pedestrian Districts Study
None
more

     
: Other
    

     
: If so, have the policies been followed?
    
Yes

     
5b: N/A
    
Yes

     
5c: If this project includes a bicycle and/or pedestrian facility, which applicable design standards or guidelines have been followed?
    
AASHTO bicycle and pedestrian design guides
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
Caltrans Design Information Bulletin 89
Caltrans Highway Design Manual
Caltrans California MUTCD
Caltrans Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities in California
FHWA MUTCD
ITE Designing Urban Walkable Thoroughfares
NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide
N/A - no bicycle or pedestrian facilities included
None

     
6a: What comments have been made regarding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations at BPAC, stakeholder, or public meetings at which the proposed project has been discussed?
    
The City met with the School District, Homestead High School Officials, and City of Cupertino. The City has received a positive feedback from all stakeholders regarding proposed improvements and requested additional improvements to be made to accommodate bicycle traffic. The City has not conducted public meetings yet.

     
: How have you responded to comments received?
    
The City has included comments made by the stakeholders on the improvements list.

     
7a: What accommodations, if any, are included for bicyclists and pedestrians in the proposed project design?
    
Class I bicycle paths
Class II bicycle lanes
Class III bicycle routes
Class IV bikeways
Bicycle boxes
Raised separated bikeways
Bicycle Boulevards
Bicycle parking
Sidewalks on one side or both sides of street
Widened sidewalks
Marked crosswalks
Protected intersection
Painted conflict zones
Narrow unpaved path
Pedestrian-actuated traffic signals or routine pedestrian cycle
Bulb-out
Bicycle actuated traffic signals or routine bicyclist cycle
High visibility crosswalks
Pedestrian-level lighting
ADA-compliant ramps
Traffic signal push buttons
Refuge islands on roadways
Transit shelters
Wide curb lanes
Right turn only lanes
Transit vehicle stops
Pedestrian countdown signals
Way-finding or directional signage
None

     
: Other
    
Buffered bike lanes High visibility crosswalks Accessible pedestrian signals Bicycle detection

     
8a: Will the proposed project remove an existing bicycle or pedestrian facility or block or hinder bicycle or pedestrian movement?
    
No

     
: If yes, please describe situation in detail.
    

     
8b: If the proposed project incorporates neither bicycle nor pedestrian facilities, or if the proposed project would hinder bicycle or pedestrian travel, list reasons why the project cannot be re-designed to accommodate these facilities.
    

     
: Was a road diet or car parking removal considered?
    
No

     
: What would be the cost of the added bicycle and/or pedestrian facility?
    
1

     
: If the proposed project incorporates bicycle or pedestrian improvements, what proportion is the bicycle and/or pedestrian facility of the total project cost?
    
80

     
: If right-of-way challenges are the reason for the hindrance, please explain the analysis that led to this conclusion.
    
Improvements will be made within the City ROW. All other improvements within the School ROW will be made by the school.

     
9a: How will access for bicyclists and pedestrians be maintained during project construction?
    
Alternative signed bicycle route
Alternative signed pedestrian route
Separated pedestrian pathway
Other

     
: Other
    

     
10a: What agency will be responsible for ongoing maintenance of the facility?
    
City of Sunnyvale

     
10b: How will ongoing maintenance be budgeted?
    
Annually