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Mountain View City Council advances North Bayshore housing

Mountain View City Council agreed to move forward with plans for housing in North Bayshore where Google is, overturning the policy of the previous Council.  The change in policy followed a November election where the jobs/housing balance was a major … Continue reading

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Mountain View reconsiders housing in North Bayshore

After electing a pro-housing majority, the Mountain View City Council is reconvening to consider adding housing in the North Bayshore area where Google is. Starting at 6:30pm tonight, Tuesday Feb 3, City Council will decide on questions including whether to … Continue reading

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Peninsula corridor updates – Santa Clara, Palo Alto, San Jose, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale

Tonight, Monday January 26 at 5:30pm, the City of Santa Clara is having a major study session on a variety of transportation and land use topics including BART to Santa Clara, Bus Rapid Transit on El Camino Real, the Lawrence … Continue reading

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Mountain View City Council intends to build on Downtown parking lots

In a study session on Tuesday night, Mountain View City Council told staff to solicit bids for a hotel and parking on twin parking lots, and to come back to review concepts for housing on another, larger downtown lot at … Continue reading

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Housing and Transportation in Redwood City

How are transportation and housing costs related?  What decisions Redwood City about to make regarding housing and transportation?  This weekend, Sunday afternoon at the Back Yard in Redwood City, come learn, discuss, and get involved. Back Yard Coffee Co – … Continue reading

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New draft San Mateo Sustainable Streets Plan has lessons for other cities

San Mateo City Council last week gave a favorable review to a Sustainable Streets plan that has been in the works for a couple of years. The plan covers a broad set of policy and design topics intended to evolve … Continue reading

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Mountain View Council considering study of downtown grade separation

At tonight’s Mountain View City Council meeting, the Shoreline Corridor Plan that is up for approval includes an important new recommendation regarding potential transformation of the Downtown transit center.   In addition to the expected thoughtful and robust set of improvements … Continue reading

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East-West or North-South improvements for VTA? Network is best

Data from VTA’s new Environmental report for its its Bus Rapid Transit project on the El Camino line, the most heavily used transit route in the VTA system, shows that if the project is built with dedicated bus lanes, it … Continue reading

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Three Peninsula Cities consider protected bike lanes on El Camino

Last week, Menlo Park Transportation Commission unanimously supported a proposed design with cycle tracks – bike lanes that are protected with a physical barrier, such as curbs or planters – as well as protected intersections that help prevent collisions between … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Council to review El Camino Bus Rapid Transit, which would make the bus time-competitive with driving

The VTA Bus Rapid Transit project would make the El Camino bus time-competitive with driving, including in Palo Alto. This evening, Palo Alto City Council will review the project at a study session starting at 5pm. For the El Camino … Continue reading

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