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Bascom Avenue Complete Streets Study

Burbank Theater on Bascom Avenue


In 2016, VTA initiated a new component of its Complete Streets Program by beginning a series of corridor studies to implement Complete Streets elements along selected roadways in Santa Clara County. This planning effort is a partnership between VTA and its Member Agencies to transform select roadways into high-quality, multimodal streets that prioritize bicycle, pedestrian and transit travel while still serving motorists. The Bascom Corridor Complete Streets Study, a joint project with the City of San Jose, City of Campbell, and the County of Santa Clara. This study evaluates 5.9 miles of Bascom Avenue from I-880 near the Bascom-Forest and Rose Garden neighborhoods in San Jose, past Valley Medical Center, the Pruneyard in Campbell, and down to the Farnham and Ponderosa neighborhoods near SR-85. The study area includes unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County along the corridor. The purpose of this multi-jurisdictional planning study is to identify opportunities along Bascom Avenue to demonstrate and advance Complete Streets improvements. The study will evaluate transit travel times, signal coordination, signal timing modifications, multimodal access, safety, and connectivity. VTA bus routes 61, and 62 serve the corridor, and VTA's Mountain View-Winchester light rail line and Los Gatos Creek Trail cross Bascom Avenue near Southwest Expressway.

Map of Bascom Corridor Complete Streets study area  Click map for larger image.

Upcoming Meetings

Gathering public input is critical to the success of all the planning efforts VTA undertakes. We want to hear from you. How do you use the corridor and what improvements would you like to see? 
Tell us how we can improve this area in our online survey (coming soon), or attend an upcoming Community Forum:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:30pm 
Bascom Community Center
1000 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128​

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:30pm​
Farnham Elementary School
15711 Woodard Rd, San Jose, CA 95124   â€‹

 RSVP:  Facebook event link coming soon

Project Schedule

  • December 2016 Project Kick-off
  • Spring 2017 Documentation of  Existing Conditions, Needs, Opportunities
  • June 2017 First Round of Public Forums
  • Fall 2017 Development of Design Alternatives
  • Late 2017-Early 2018 Second Round of Public Forums
  • Summer 2018 Selection of Preferred Alternative. Third Round of Public Forums
  • Fall 2018 Final Report and Design Basis
  • December 2018 Study Wrap-up

Project Outcomes

The expected outcomes of these studies include:
  • The 10% conceptual engineering designs
  • Multimodal operating concepts 
  • Short-term and long-term improvements to assist Member Agencies and VTA to pursue funding and implement Complete Streets improvements

Project Funding

The Complete Streets Corridor Studies are funded through state and federal grants and the Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) fund.

Fact Sheets (coming soon)


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VTA Community Outreach
Phone: (408) 321-7575
TTY Only: (408) 321-2330


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