Stadium Community Meeting
A community meeting hosted by the Santa Clara Police Department, 49ers Management Company and the Valley Transportation Authority is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7 from 7:00-8:30pm at Don Callejon School, 4176 Lick Mill Boulevard in Santa Clara. The meeting will include an opportunity for residents and business owners to provide constructive feedback. No RSVP is necessary.
Commenter “4Crawler” asks in a private email that cyclists jam the meeting. Don Callejon School is on Lick Mill Blvd not far from the River Oaks bridge on the Guadalupe River Trail.
The trail closure will take time and negotiation to change, but it’s still appropriate register your dissatisfaction so they know they can’t just sweep it under the rug. Some additional issues that can be handled more immediately include:
- Commuters who use the San Tomas Aquino Trail continue to find the trail remains closed on Monday mornings after Sunday games. Even experienced riders who know the area report difficulty in finding alternate routes around the closures.
— Ron Ng (@spingineer) September 15, 2014
- Even if the trail closure proves necessary, the length closed trail is unnecessarily long. Some people have suggested an alternate, shorter closure. The map below shows the current closure plan in red, with the detour in green. If the trail remained open to the Great America Parking lot, trail users can continue to use most of the trail with a detour through the parking lot while still allowing the Stadium Authority to retain the security perimeter they say they require. This needs discussion, but because no public hearing occurred, there was no opportunity for the public to present alternate plans.
- Speaking of public hearings, somebody at this community meeting can bring up that there were none regarding the trail closure plan, as far as anybody can tell.
Does this trail closure impact you? If so, please consider attending this meeting.