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Bascom Corridor Complete Streets Study

Bascom Avenue improvement rending.

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 is 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.

View a map of the project corridor.


Through a collaborative effort with the general public, local, regional and state stakeholders, VTA will identify transportation improvements and develop an implementation plan for the corridor that will promote mobility and connectivity, enhance safety and security, address pedestrian and bicycle issues, support economic vitality and sustainability, and is sensitive to the environment and community values. 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 Schedule

  • December 2016 Project Kick-off
  • Spring 2017 Documentation of  Existing Conditions, Needs, Opportunities
  • June 2017 First Round of Public Forums
  • Summer-Fall 2017 Development of Design Alternatives
  • Spring 2018 Second Round of Public Forums and Community Input
  • Spring 2019 Selection of Preferred Alternative 
  • Spring 2019 Third Round of Public Forums
  • Spring/Summer 2019 Final Report and Design Basis
  • Spring/Summer 2019 Study Wrap-up

Upcoming Public Meetings

Join project staff in to learn about the Bascom Complete Streets Study prefered designs at either of our two community forums scheduled this March 27 & 28 at 6:00 p.m. We are grateful for the feedback the community provided through our Round 1 and 2 public meetings and mapping surveys that was available in the Mid-June 2017, and Mid-April 2018. 

March 27, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.
Bascom Community Center
1000 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

March 28, 2019, at 6 p.m.
Farnham Elementary School
15711 Woodard Road, San Jose, CA 95124

Past Community Meetings: 

June 14, 2017 
Bascom Community Center
1000 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128 

June 15, 2017 
Farnham Elementary School
15711 Woodard Road, San Jose, CA 95124

April 18, 2018
Bascom Community Center
1000 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

April 19, 2018
Farnham Elementary School
15711 Woodard Road, San Jose, CA 95124

Fact sheets


View Existing Conditions and Opportunities Report

Alternative Designs

District Corridor Segments Map: Camden to Samaritan, Dry Creek to Camden, Hamilton to Dry Creek, Fruitdale to Hamilton, Parkmoor to Fruitdale, Bailey to Parkmoor, I-880 to Bailey. 
View Alternative Designs of each district segment. 

Project Funding

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

Contact Us

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

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