Tasman Drive Complete Streets Corridor Study

In early 2017, 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...

In early 2017, 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 2018, 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.

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

Timeline

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Existing Conditions Analysis
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Alternatives Analysis
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Preferred Design Analysis
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Funding

Total Funding
$1.12 Million