Monthly Archives: November 2015

More Sustained Growth for Cupertino with Smart Growth

Smart Growth was originally developed to help cities undergoing rapid growth to do it in a more sustained manner with sensitivity to its impact on the environment. This started as a European concept but was easier because they had relatively limited urban sprawl. It is like a suitcase in which you need to pack your belonging more efficiently into a fixed container as you buy more souvenirs along the way. Continue reading

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Why Bicycles are So Beneficial to Cupertino

Cupertino it the epitome of an urban sprawl community that is trying to morph into a urban city. However urban sprawl, ideal for car, is not so for public transportation or walking. Its many winding mazed roads and dead-end streets make public transportation impractical near most streets and walking laboriously long. In the process it is undergoing dramatic growth and severe growing pains. But unlike a person growing up with a genetic road-map of how to grow Cupertino has no road-map. So it is growing more like a cancer cell out of control. Continue reading

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12/15/2015 Four-Cities Coordinated Stevens Creek Trail Feasibility Presentation

I have mentioned the Four City Stevens Creek Trail study on several posts about bicycle trails. This particular trail will start on Stevens Creek Train next to McClellan Ranch and to all the way up to the Shore Line in Mountain View. There will be areas along this trail that will take you by residential areas because there is just not enough room along Stevens Creek to run a trail safely. The meeting about this is on:
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave., Cupertino Continue reading

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Free Public Bicycles and Bicycle Share Programs

I have suggested on various posts that the City provide residents with free inexpensive bicycles that they could pick up and leave conveniently at designated kiosks throughout town. I thought I’d elaborate on this idea. However this will not be feasible until the City first makes most of our heavily trafficked streets SAFE to bicycle. Continue reading

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