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. The following year, Bascom Avenue was selected as one of three roadways in the County to be evaluated. 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. 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 Avenue 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 Highway 85. The study area also includes unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County along the corridor.
Through a collaborative effort with the general public as well as other local 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.
VTA is continuing this work and will be presenting preferred designs – based on community input so far – at the upcoming open-house style community meetings for the public to review and provide feedback directly to the project staff. The designs will also be available online (link below) after scheduled community meetings.
March 27, 2019, at 6 PM
Bascom Community Center
1000 South Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
March 28, 2019, at 6 PM
Farnham Elementary School
15711 Woodard Road, San Jose, CA 95124
For more information, please refer to the VTA website: http://www.vta.org/projects-and-programs/complete-streets/bascom-study