Monthly Archives: January 2013

Mountain View BPAC recommends road diets in upcoming city budget

On Wednesday, January 30, the Mountain View Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee recommended road diets on California Street and Castro Street (south of El Camino) for inclusion in the city’s Capital Improvement Plan, which sets out the capital projects and other large … Continue reading

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Only a third of Menlo Park school district kids get to school in a single family car

A new survey of families in the Menlo Park school district shows that only a third of kids get to school in a single family car.   About a third of kids bike to school, ten percent walk, nine percent … Continue reading

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What would make the Menlo Park El Camino development sustainable?

Building new developments close to transit can help the environment in theory, but the details are critical.    The Sierra Club Sustainable Land Use Committee has taken a first look at a proposed major new development on El Camino Real in … Continue reading

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Mountain View Council to consider San Antonio Vision further before inviting Merlone Geier back

At last night’s meeting, the Mountain View City Council reviewed and accepted the results of the community visioning process for the San Antonio area, with strong agreement about a mix of uses with continued retail, plus office, homes and services; public … Continue reading

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Big development on El Camino Real in Menlo Park could help or hurt the city’s goals of a street for people

Menlo Park’s new El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan, approved by City Council last summer, envisions greatly enhancing El Camino’s role as a place for people in addition to cars.  There is a planned pedestrian/bike undercrossing of the Caltrain tracks at Middle, … Continue reading

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Visions for San Antonio: better walking and biking; more school capacity and green space; divided on density

In two visioning sessions and two online surveys in late 2012 (Survey #1, Survey #2), Mountain View residents and stakeholders shared their visions of the San Antonio area, currently dominated by big box retail and car-oriented shopping. While a visioning step … Continue reading

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