Profound change often comes at the hands of volunteers. In Sunnyvale, the historic block of Murphy Avenue by the Caltrain station remains a charming, bustling shopping and dining district due to the tireless efforts of one such woman, Ann Hines. Today, her legacy lives on through a committed group of environmental advocates who call themselves Sunnyvale Cool.
On May 6, over 50 people attended How to Create Safer and Healthier Streets: An Evening with Jeff Tumlin at the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum. Jeff, Principal and Director of Strategy at the internationally recognized transportation firm Nelson\Nygaard, spoke about how Sunnyvale can design great streets to improve quality of life. Here are a few of Jeff’s tips: Put the needs of daily life within walking distance and make that walk delightful Make cycling… Read More
On March 17, the Sunnyvale City Council took action to address the housing crisis by approving a fee on market-rate rental projects that will fund much-needed affordable homes.
The Sunnyvale council chambers were abuzz with energy and more than 80 people on March 5. Local and neighboring residents participated in a lively debate about what the Grand Boulevard Initiative means for their stretch of El Camino Real. Michael Garvey, local government veteran and consultant, described how El Camino Real could transform into a street bubbling with activity – where pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and drivers could all navigate the street… Read More