This week: Santa Clara considers car parking, El Camino Real vision

This week, there are two events in Santa Clara providing education about opportunities for better sustainable transportation, in a city that has historically been one of the most car-centered on the Peninsula Corridor.

Tuesday evening: Santa Clara Planning Commission Parking Study Session

On Tuesday, the Santa Clara Planning Commission is hosting a study session on parking.  Santa Clara’s parking standards currently reflect the city’s car-centric transportation heritage, and the city is working on updating its parking policies in the coming year, and there are several new Planning Commissioners who are getting up to speed on transportation policies.

So come if you are interested in learning about where Santa Clara is today, to learn about parking policies and practices elsewhere in the area, to share thoughts you may have on the connections between parking and sustainable transportation.

Speakers include:

  • Pratyush Bhatia, Senior Engineer, Public Works
  • C.J. Gabbe, Urban Planner and Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies and Sciences, Santa Clara University
  • Adina Levin, Executive Director Friends of Caltrain (your blogger)

The planning commission meeting starts at 7pm at Santa Clara City Hall, 1500 Warburton.

Thursday: Greenbelt Alliance panel on “A smart future for El Camino Real”

On Thursday, Greenbelt Alliance is hosting an educational discussion of the El Camino Real Specific Plan in Santa Clara.

Local experts will speak about transportation, housing, and design, and participants will have opportunities to discuss your ideal vision for the future of Santa Clara, and to get involved in transforming and revitalizing this important corridor.

Emma Shlaes, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
David Meyer, SV@Home
David Pape, Grand Boulevard Initiative
Jason Su, San Jose Downtown Association

Thursday, November 29, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Santa Clara Senior Center
1303 Fremont St., Santa Clara, CA

Click here to register