Countywide Trails Master Plan Map Update Project

Countywide trail in Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Project Manager: Rebecca Coates-Maldoon, Countywide Trails Program Manager
Contact: [email protected]

Background

The Countywide Trails Master Plan is an element of the Parks and Recreation Section of the County General Plan, adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 1995. The Countywide Trails Master Plan envisions a comprehensive network of regional, sub-regional, and connector trails throughout Santa Clara County. Although responsibility for the actual construction and long-term management of each individual trail varies, the Department provides general oversight and coordination of the overall trails system.

In 2022, the Parks Department began the Countywide Trails Master Plan Map Update planning process. The Countywide Trails Master Plan includes a map and information on conceptual trail routes in Santa Clara County, and the Map Update project focuses on updating these components to reflect current planning and support implementation of the countywide trails network.

Since the Countywide Trails Master Plan was developed in 1995, trail segments have been refined and implemented on the ground, local governments have adopted new trail plans, new public lands have been acquired, mapping and landscape-level understanding of trail feasibility has improved substantially, additional constraints and opportunities have been identified for trail implementation, and potential new trails have been identified that may serve a regional purpose. The proposed Map Update will consider these types of changes while remaining centered around improving regional connectivity and maintaining the core vision of the Countywide Trails Master Plan.

Location

The Countywide Trails Master Plan Map Update project includes trails of countywide significance throughout the entirety of Santa Clara County.

Project Next Steps

County Parks conducted extensive public and stakeholder outreach in 2023 and is currently incorporating feedback on the draft Countywide Trails Master Plan Map and trail prioritization. Additional public outreach is anticipated to occur in spring 2024. The Map Update is anticipated to be considered for adoption by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors in fall 2024.

Visit this web page for project updates and meeting notifications, or email [email protected] to be added to the project mailing list.

Project Files and Resources

Public Input Opportunities

Countywide Trails Map Update Online Input

Map Update information and online input opportunities will be posted here when available.

Current Public Meetings

There are no current public meetings scheduled. Public meeting information will be posted here when available.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in a County meeting for this project, please contact the County Parks Department at [email protected] or (408) 355-2215. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the Department to make reasonable arrangements to ensure meeting accessibility. 

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Past Public Meetings

County Parks held meetings to receive in-depth public and stakeholder feedback on the draft Map Update project in spring 2023. In addition, County Parks presented the Map Update Project to Commissions and advisory boards as an informational item. These meetings and presentations were held in both in person and virtual formats and included both daytime and evening timeslots. Materials from these prior meetings are linked below.

Past County Meetings

Date County Meeting Meeting Materials

Wednesday 3/22/23

Countywide Trails Map Update Public Meeting

Presentation

Wednesday 3/29/23

Countywide Trails Map Update Public Meeting

Presentation

Audio Recording

Wednesday 4/5/23

Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Commission

Presentation

Past Informational Presentations

Date City Meeting Meeting Materials

Monday 2/27/23

Town of Los Altos Hills Pathways Committee Presentation

Wednesday 3/15/23

City of Cupertino Bicycle Pedestrian Commission Presentation

Thursday 3/16/23

City of Campbell Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Presentation

Tuesday 3/21/23

City of Morgan Hill Parks and Recreation Commission Presentation

Monday 3/27/23

City of Santa Clara Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Presentation

Monday 3/27/23

City of San Jose Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Presentation

Tuesday 4/4/23

City of Palo Alto Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee

Presentation

Wednesday 4/12/23

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Presentation

Thursday 4/13/23

Town of Los Gatos Complete Streets and Transportation Commission

Presentation

Tuesday 4/18/23

City of Saratoga Pedestrian, Equestrian & Bicycle Trails Advisory Committee

Presentation

Thursday 4/20/23

City of Palo Alto City/School Transportation Safety Committee

Presentation

 

 

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