Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission advises Council on matters pertaining to current trends and experiences in enhancing multi-modal travel; integration of Town trails and bike and pedestrian paths with neighboring jurisdictions; reviewing relevant grant applications; focusing on transportation around schools, including enhancing safe routes to schools efforts; reviewing and updating the Town's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan as needed; and related topics as directed by the Town Council or requested by Town staff.
The Committee’s membership consists of seven members. Membership composition shall be one each appointed from and by the membership of the Transportation and Parking Commission, the Parks Commission and the Youth Commission, three members appointed by the Town Council, and one member appointed from and by the membership of the Los Gatos Safe Routes to School Committee.
The term of office shall be for one year for appointments by the Transportation and Parking, Parks, and Youth commissions with no limitations on reappointment; one year for appointments by the Los Gatos Safe Routes to School Committee; and three years for appointments by the Town Council. Initial Town Council appointments shall be one commissioner for a three year term, one commissioner for a two year term, and one commissioner for a one year term, so as to avoid terms expiring concurrently.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission shall hold regular meetings at least bi-monthly, with adjustments to the frequency as required to meet the necessary obligations of the Town and the Commission. The Commission will establish a regular time for its meetings at its first meeting, which will be scheduled subsequent to the current Boards and Commission recruitment taking place. The meetings will be open to the public and 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.
The following lists highlight the various improvements in conjunction with the recently rescinded Bicycle Advisory Committee:
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org