Business Changes That May Affect Traffic in Cupertino

Apple, the schools, developers, and Ranch 99 are not going away -- that ship has sailed.  The City needs to look forward and plan for what is coming - more traffic.

We're back after a short intermission. News; news or is moving in where moved out. Can you imagine the traffic congestion that is going to cause?

I was actually hit by a car on my bike about a week ago near that corner of McClellan and So De Anza Blvd. I'm fine; it drove the point home—we are at risk and with few options because our city is not responding to the need for a community transit solution.

, the schools, developers, and Ranch 99 are not going away—that ship has sailed. The City needs to look forward and plan for what is coming—more traffic.

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Chris Zhang May 31, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Glad you're OK, Gary - Having been riding bicycle and motorcycle for years, I've learned the perils of sharing the road with car drivers. Personally, I was hoping Lucky would be replaced by Safeway. But oh well. The move by Ranch 99 reflects the changing dynamics of Cupertino. Will Ranch 99 cause more traffic than Lucky? Probably. Generate more tax revenue for the city, too? Sure. Will the city spend the revenue on traffic issues? Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Anne Ernst June 01, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Gary, glad you're OK, too. Even bike lanes on our roads don't feel safe and secure to me when I ride my bike. I always feel as if it's easy for a car driver to not see me.
Gary E. Jones June 04, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Witnessed a bike accident today. Scary riding in the Coop.
Michelle Fitzsimmons June 04, 2012 at 01:17 AM
yikes! was it between a car and a cyclist?
Frank Geefay June 04, 2012 at 02:01 AM
Cupertino claims to be a bicycle friendly city. Yet bicycle accidents or close calls are almost a daily occurrence as reported by Gary. The number of both cars and cyclists continue to increase. It's just a matter of time before a serious accident occurs. We need to decrease the number of cars on the road and make drivers more aware of cyclist around then. It appears that "Sunnyvale City Council does not recommend Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on El Camino Real" (Mercury news http://www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_20692461/sunnyvale-city-council-does-not-recommend-bus-rapid). Perhaps this is Cupertino's opportunity to change Valley Transit Authority"s (VTA) priorities and get a BRT put along Stevens Creek Blvd. from San Jose to Cupertino. With Main Street and other large projects, that may further impact traffic and street safety, in the works a BRT system would help bring people from San Jose to Cupertino in addition to benefit De Anza students living in San Jose. It would also help reduce traffic in Cupertino making our streets safer for both pedestrians and cyclist. Cupertino City Council needs to be proactive in drawing outside visitors to Main Street and elsewhere in Cupertino and reduce street traffic to make it safer for all.


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