Category Archives: Sunnyvale

Better buses in the South Bay transit network?

At the Mountain View City Council Candidates Forum on Housing and Transportation last week, Council candidates mentioned Caltrain, shuttles, light rail, walking and bicycling as key parts of their vision for improved transportation for Mountain View. Unfortunately, none of the … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale speaker predicts the decline of the office park

The Sunnyvale of today was designed for the industrial era, with factories located far from homes, retail malls built for freeway access and free parking, and cheap gas to drive from home to work to stores. All of these things … Continue reading

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Lawrence Expressway at Lawrence Station – help needed for a neighborhood-friendly, transit-friendly plan

Update: Here are the latest designs from Santa Clara County which were presented very briefly to Sunnyvale Planning Commission on Monday February 24. The material will presented in more depth, with more opportunity for questions an input, at the upcoming meeting on … Continue reading

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How will Lawrence Expressway support the Lawrence Station Area plan?

While Sunnyvale works on a plan to evolve the Lawrence Station Area into a more lively, mixed use place, the County of Santa Clara is working on a parallel plan to grade-separate Lawrence Expressway.  But will the proposals for Lawrence … Continue reading

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Lawrence Station Area walking tour – residents want better walking, biking, and transit access

The journey to creating a healthy, transit rich environment for the Lawrence Caltrain Station continued on Saturday, October 12th. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Friends of Caltrain and the Sunnyvale Cool sponsored a Lawrence Station walking tour to increase community … Continue reading

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Tuesday Feb 26: A tight vote is expected in Sunnyvale on Lawrence Station Area Plan

This coming Tuesday, February 26,  Sunnyvale City Council will give direction on the Lawrence Station Area Plan.  The plan they will review, crafted with input from the Citizens Advisory Committee, proposes to transform the disjointed area into a mixed used … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale seeks improvements to disconnected, underutilized Lawrence Station Area

On a cloudy Saturday, December 15, Friends of Caltrain, Sunnyvale Cool Cities and the Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter Sustainable Land Use Committee partnered on a walking tour to learn more about the City of Sunnyvale’s plans to update the … Continue reading

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Santa Clara County VTA keeps door open for Bus Rapid Transit dedicated lanes

At a meeting on Friday, September 21, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)  considered next steps for its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project for El Camino Real. A proposal for dedicated lanes, which would provide the most speed advantage, had … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale votes for Bicyclist Anti-Harrassment Ordinance

This update from Kevin Jackson of Sunnyvale: On Tuesday, June 19, the Sunnyvale City Council passed a Bicyclist Anti-Harassment Ordinance, sponsored by the Sunnyvale Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee. The Sunnyvale ordinance is modeled after a recent Los Angeles ordinance and makes … Continue reading

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