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File #: 20-825    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/24/2020 Departments: PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution approving the Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas Improvements Project and supporting an application to the San Mateo Transportation Authority for pedestrian and bicycle program funding.
Attachments: 1. 20201020_r_SCA Final Report, 2. 20201020_att_SCA Final Report (Attachment A - Letter of Support Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee ), 3. 20201020_att_SCA Final Report (Attachment B - Letter of Support from Task Force), 4. 20201020_att_SCA Final Report (Attachment C- SCA and ADLP Improvement Study)
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: James C. Porter, Department of Public Works
Subject: Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas Improvements Study


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution approving the Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas Improvements Project and supporting an application to the San Mateo Transportation Authority for pedestrian and bicycle program funding.

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BACKGROUND:
The Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas corridor from Sand Hill Road to Avy Avenue serves as a key connection between communities in unincorporated San Mateo County, the City of Palo Alto, Stanford University, and the City of Menlo Park. It also provides local access to the West Menlo Park area, including several schools. The corridor is currently auto-oriented and is also a main route for cyclists and buses. There are "Share the Road" pavement markings for bicyclists and autos, and SamTrans and school bus stops along the corridor. The community requested the Department to evaluate improvements to this corridor to enhance corridor safety and accessibility for multi-modal usage.

Funded primarily by Measure K funds, the Santa Cruz Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas Improvements Study identified and assessed potential improvement measures. These measures are consistent with goals and objectives identified through a robust community outreach effort led by a Task Force of community members and, fire and law enforcement officials, and Public Works staff.

Since 2017, the project, with continual support from Supervisor Horsley's Office, was guided by the community Task Force that engaged the community for input and feedback, which resulted in several recommendations. The County also retained a transportation engineering consultant, Kimley-Horn, to provide technical expertise and to analyze potential traffic impacts of various improvement recommendations. This study focused on...

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