Students from Los Altos, Cupertino and Sunnyvale walking or bicycling on the busy Homestead Road corridor face challenging street conditions along their route to school. Supervisor Simitian led the development of a plan for additional on-street safety improvements that required a multi-jurisdictional approach to solving the problem. In June 2020, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority approved $1.17 million for environmental clearance and design.
At Supervisor Simitian's urging the County also installed detection systems at high student-traffic intersections that give pedestrians and bicyclists additional time to cross the street, most recently for five intersections on Foothill Expressway.
Read our press release:
Simitian proposes safe routes to school on Homestead Road corridor (June, 2018)
Foothill Expressway to get safer for local residents (August, 2020)
Read the Mercury News Community Briefs:
VTA funds Homestead ‘Safe Routes’