Highway 17 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Los Gatos
Document Title
Highway 17 Bicycle and Pedestrian Overcrossing
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Town of Los Gatos proposes to construct a bicycle and pedestrian path and bridge over Highway 17. The bicycle and pedestrian path and bridge would be located just south of the existing Blossom Hill Road Overcrossing, beginning at approximately Roberts Road (West), and ending at approximately Roberts Road (East). Along the project alignment, the project would also close the existing westbound bicycle lane gap on the bridge and complete other bicycle and pedestrian improvements (e.g., crosswalks, protected intersections, curb ramps, signing, and striping). All improvements would be located within existing public right-of-way.

Contact Information

Joel Paulson
Agency Name
Town of Los Gatos
Job Title
Director of Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Gatos
Santa Clara
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Blossom Hill Road/Highway 17
State Highways
Highway 17
Norman Y. Mineta International
Louise Van Meter Elementary
Los Gatos Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 21080.25
Reasons for Exemption
The project would construct a bicycle and pedestrian path and bridge over Highway 17 just south of the existing Blossom Hill Road Overcrossing within existing public right-of-way. The existing facilities in the project area would have the same purpose and capacity upon project completion. The project meets all of the requirements for a Statutory Exemption under Public Resources Code Section 21080.25. Per section 15300.2 of the CEQA Guidelines, it has been determined that the project is not located on a hazardous waste site, would not result in a significant impact due to unusual circumstances, damage scenic resources within a designated scenic highway, affect an historic resource, or result in a cumulative impact. For these reasons, the project is statutorily exempt from environmental review under CEQA and categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA under CEQA Guidelines Class 1 - Section 15301. Existing Facilities or Class 3 - Section 15303. New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures.
County Clerk
Santa Clara


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