In 2017, the Public Works Department submitted a Vehicle Emissions Reductions Based at Schools (VERBS) Program grant application for Eden Avenue Sidewalk Improvement Project. The VERBS grant program is Santa Clara’s County locally programmed portion of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) One Bay Area Safe Routes to School program. The project goal is to improve safety, provide improvements that meet current ADA standards, and improve and encourage mobility along this school pedestrian route. This project is partially funded by this grant.
Rosemary Elementary School is located at the corner of Eden and Hamilton Avenue. Eden is a major walking route used by students and living in the neighborhoods adjacent to Rosemary Elementary School. The east side of Eden Avenue and the abutting Rosemary Lane lack sidewalk and adequate storm drainage facilities, which discourages students from walking or riding bikes to school. This project will provide improvements on Eden Avenue adjacent to the school to encourage pedestrian traffic to and from school. The improvements will include new sidewalk, curb, gutter, and driveway aprons; a pedestrian activated flashing beacon system along with striped crosswalks, streetlight, and ADA curb ramps at the Rosemary Lane intersection; a new storm drain line and catch basin, and associated pavement work.
Resolution 12406 – Approving Plans and Specifications, Authorizing Advertisement of Bids, Authorizing the Public Works Director to Award the Contract and Other Associated Actions for Eden Avenue Sidewalk Improvements Project 18-MM, and Authorizing a Budget Adjustment.