Bascom Corridor Complete Streets Study

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...

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 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.

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.

Expected Outcomes

  • 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

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