Bicycle Advisory Committee


The Bicycle Advisory Committee was formed in May, 2005, to provide Town staff with assistance in securing grant funding for future bikeway projects. The Committee’s membership consists of one representative from three Town Commissions: the Transportation and Parking Commission, the Parks Commission and the Youth Commission. Each of these commissions have a shared interests in bicycle projects. In many cases, the committee’s sign off is required for grant-funded project applications. Numerous bicycle improvements have been conducted, are underway and are planned.

Meetings
The Bicycle Advisory Committee meets annually on the first Wednesday of February, and on an as needed basis. The meetings are open to the public and are held at the Parks and Public Works Department office located at 41 Miles Avenue.Please call the office at (408) 399-5770 to confirm the meeting time and location.

Pursuant to the Brown Act, "Regular meetings" are meeting occurring at the dates, times, and location set by resolution, ordinance, or other formal action by the legislative body and are subject to 72-hour posting requirements.

Agendas
Recent Agenda

Minutes
Recent Minutes
 
The following lists highlight the various improvements:
Completed Bicycle Improvement Projects

2007: Increased Bicycle Lanes
Added designated bicycle lanes on Blossom Hill Road, between University Avenue and Roberts Road, to complete bicycle route, during adjacent sidewalk installation project. (Funded with Town General Funds)

2006: Increased Bicycle Lanes
Added designated bicycle lanes on Los Gatos Almaden Road as a component of the resurfacing project.

2005: Bicycle Incentive Program.
Issued rewards (incentives) to new bicyclists to ride their bicycles instead of drive their car for short & long-distance trips. One year project.
(Funded with Regional TFCA funds)

2003: Bicycle Facilities
Over 100 bicycle racks were installed in an effort to increase bicycle facilities town-wide.
(Funded with TFCA funds)

Current Bicycle Improvement Projects

Highway 9 Safety Improvements
Phase One- Bicycle Improvements
(Funded with Regional Bicycle Pedestrian Improvement Grant funds, and matching grant funds from Cities of Monte Sereno, Saratoga and Los Gatos).

Wedgewood Avenue Improvements
As part of the storm drain improvement project to this neighborhood, the street improvements include the addition of designated bicycle lane.

Future Bicycle Improvement Projects
LG Creek Trail Connection at Highway 9
Project will add a connecting ramp from the Los Gatos Creek Trail to Highway 9 at University Avenue, to increase access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
(Funding not secured, yet).

Bicycle Facilities Suggestion Box
If you would like to suggest a bicycle related improvement for Los Gatos,
please send an email to ppw@losgatosca.gov