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to ~ ~ of MEETING DATE: 10/04/10 <br />ITEM NO: <br />~~~~~~..~ ~ 5 <br />Og.'CA`0 <br />S°'~° s COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL Ov <br />FROM: GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER <br />SUBJECT: SANTA CLARA COUNTYWIDE BICYCLE PLAN <br />A. ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SANTA CLARA <br />COUNTYWIDE BICYCLE PLAN AS A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY <br />DOCUMENT GUIDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL BIKEWAY <br />SYSTEMS. <br />B. AUTHORIZE APPLICATION OF GRANT FUNDS FOR PROJECTS IN <br />THE COUNTYWIDE BICYCLE PLAN IN THE TOWN OF LOS GATOS. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Adopt a Resolution approving the Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle Plan as a <br />comprehensive policy document guiding the development of local bikeway system. <br />2. Authorize application of grant funds for projects in the Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle <br />Plan in the Town of Los Gatos. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In August 2008, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors <br />adopted the Santa Clara Countywide Bicycle Plan (CBP). The complete Santa Clara Countywide <br />Bicycle Plan dated August 2008 is available for review on the VTA website as well as in the <br />Town Clerk's Office. The CBP functions as a regional framework for local plans, and identifies <br />possibilities to collaborate with the local bicycle plans. The CBP guides the development of <br />major bicycling facilities by identifying projects of countywide or intercity significance, <br />including potential projects in the Town of Los Gatos. Projects included in the CBP are better <br />positioned to receive state or outside funding sources. <br />Certain funding opportunities require that a local bicycle transportation plan be prepared wlrich <br />satisfies certain criteria and is approved by the Town Council. One example of funding <br />availability with such requirements is the State's Bicycle~Transportation Account (BTA). <br />~~-~n ~` ~~"~~J <br />PREPARED BY: TODD CAPURSO <br />Director of Parks and Public <br />Reviewed by: ~~_.Assistant Town Manager <br />Clerk Administrator <br />Attorney <br />Community Development <br />N:1t'Pw\MANAGEMENT\COUNCILICOUNCIL REPORTS\2010 Reports\October 4\VTABikePlanAdoption2010.docx <br />