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Tasman Drive Complete Streets Corridor Study

Tasman Avenue Light Rail Rending


In early 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 selected roadways into high-quality, multimodal streets that prioritize bicycle, pedestrian and transit travel while still serving motorists. The Tasman Corridor Complete Streets Study is a joint project with the Cities of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose and Milpitas.

This study evaluates 7 miles of Tasman Drive and Great Mall Parkway from Morse Avenue in Sunnyvale to Montague Expressway in Milpitas. The purpose of this multi-jurisdictional planning study is to identify opportunities along Tasman Drive and Great Mall Parkway demonstrate and advance Complete Streets improvements. The study will evaluate transit travel times, signal coordination, timing modifications, multimodal access, safety, and connectivity. 

VTA bus routes 55, 58, 121, 140, 200, 321, 330, 825, and VTA light rail lines 901 and 902 run through the corridor,  as do the ACE and Capitol Corridor trains that serve the Great America Station at Lafayette Street. The new Milpitas BART Station, which is slated to open in late 2017, is located at the east end of the study corridor. The corridor also intersects four regional trails: Calabazas Creek Trail, San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, Guadalupe River Trail, and Coyote Creek Trail.

Tasman Project Map

Project Outcomes

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:
  • 10% conceptual engineering design
  • Multi-modal operating concepts
  • Short-term and long-term ways to assist Member Agencies of VTA to pursue funding and implement Complete Streets improvements

Project Schedule

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

Public Meetings

Gathering public input is critical to the success of all the planning efforts VTA undertakes. We are grateful for the feedback the community provided through our first round of public meetings and mapping survey that was available in the Spring of 2017, (Mid -April). VTA planners will incorporate public input to draft an alternative design of Tasman Avenue which will be coming early 2018. 

Project Funding

  • The Tasman Corridor Complete Streets Study is funded through a federal grant and Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) fund.

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Phone: (408) 321-7575
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