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 Monday March 3 (see below for detail). On March 3 the County will also present more detail on how the changes will affect Caltrain access and bicycle access, responding to questions at the Sunnyvale Planning Commission.
Santa Clara County is gathering community input on how to update Lawrence Expressway at the Reed/Monroe and Kifer intersections near Lawrence Station, as well as the Arques. They have been listening to the community and have started to incorporate community ideas in the plan. However, there are still significant concerns about creating neighborhood-friendly streets that can be accessed by Caltrain, walking, and bicycling, and that help the station area feel more like a “place” to live work and shop, supporting the goals of the City’s plans for the station area. There are a few key opportunities to learn about the latest plans and make your voice heard in the next few weeks.
If you care about making sure that the Lawrence Expressway will support – and not undermine – the city’s goals to make the Lawrence Station Area a friendlier neighborhood that supports walking, biking, and transit, please make your voice heard. Santa Clara County cares a lot what Sunnyvale residents and decision-makers think. Input is needed and will make a difference. Here are the key opportunities:
* 2/24 Planning Commission study session on the latest proposed designs starting at 7pm at Sunnyvale City Hall, West Conference Room
* 3/3, Santa Clara County Public Meeting at 6:30 pm at Briarwood Elementary School (1930 Townsend Avenue, Santa Clara)
* 3/18 Sunnyvale City Council Study Session, time TBD