The land necessary for this extension of the Stevens Creek Trail will be donated to Cupertino if Cupertino agrees to put a trail on it. The trail should be easy to build because an old access road already exists where the trail will go and all (!) of the adjacent property owners support this trail extension. Here is a link to a map of this new trail: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Rs3RFKf_ZPSuGwvGP68G-YjJJ5aGCbQA&usp=sharing
This trail will:--Connect three city parks: Blackberry Farm, McClellan Ranch Preserve, and Linda Vista Park to allow residents to enjoy recreational exercise, get to the pool, visit the 4-H Farm, attend community events at the McClellan Ranch Nature Museum, Blacksmith Shop or Environmental Education Center, garden at the Cupertino Community Gardens or just be out in the green spaces in our city. This trail could be used by walkers, runners, bicyclists, those with limited mobility, parents with strollers and kids.--Extend the Stevens Creek Trail southward toward the mountains and eventually to Stevens Creek County Park and Montebello Open Space Preserve. The new trail segment is 0.33 miles and with an existing trail in Linda Vista Park it adds 0.5 miles to the Stevens Creek Trail. When Stevens Creek Trail reaches the County Park, Cupertino residents will be able to walk or bike safely to the upstream parks and not need to find or pay for parking.--Increase the green recreation space in Cupertino. This trail would give additional recreational space to everyone in Cupertino without a large price tag or near impossibility of buying additional land. It's a bargain!--Allow residents and especially kids to comfortably and safely ride a bike or walk to nearby destinations without the hazards of mixing with cars.--Decrease traffic by encouraging alternate transportation methods.--Improve health by encouraging more people to walk and bike.--Reduce global warming by encouraging active transportation in place of fossil fuel burning transportation -- think globally, act locally.--Make local communities friendlier by encouraging neighbors to meet each other while enjoying a beautiful trail.
We, the undersigned, are concerned residents of Cupertino and the surrounding Bay Area who urge the City of Cupertino to move forward with funding the proposed McClellan to Linda Vista Trail.
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