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Live or work near transit? A tale of Palo Alto, San Mateo, SurveyMonkey, and housing affordability

Are you more likely to use transit if you live near transit or work near transit?  The answer, according to a recent study is “both” – with workplace playing a greater role than home location.   Researchers at the University of … Continue reading

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Santa Clara Lawrence Station development: 3,000 homes, 7000 parking spaces

Santa Clara moves forward with a mixed use development near Lawrence Station with 3,000 homes – rental and for-sale, multi-family and single family attached – roughly 85,000 square feet of retail space, with a 10-plus acre park at the center. More … Continue reading

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A car-light, complete neighborhood in North Bayshore

Last weekend, Mountain View hosted a workshop on how to turn the North Bayshore area – the office park that hosts Google, LinkedIn, and other companies, into a neighborhood with homes and services. First, a set of experts provided perspective … Continue reading

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Millbrae station area plan next steps – city meeting 7/16, community meeting 7/21

This evening, Millbrae is hosting an information session on the Millbrae Station Area Plan, including the developments proposed for the area. The event is tonight,  Thursday, July 16 from 6-9 pm  Checuti Room, 450 Poplar Avenue, Millbrae Next week, Friends of Future Millbrae will … Continue reading

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New Palo Alto Downtown Commute survey shows 55 percent drivealone rate

The first employer survey for the Palo Alto Transportation Management Association shows a 55 percent drivealone commute rate, with 45% of commuters travelling to work in some other way.   17% of downtown commuters used Caltrain, and 15% of commuters … Continue reading

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Millbrae Station Area Plan – 70% driving rate; El Camino sharrows under a truck

Millbrae city council is reviewing a station area plan, environmental report, and two good-sized developments for the area near the Millbrae BART/Caltrain station.  At a study session last night, residents crowded the Chetcuti room in Millbrae city hall, many with concerns … Continue reading

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Tonight: June 22 – Palo Alto City Council considers $90 million in expressway expansions

At 6pm on Monday evening, Palo Alto City Council will be holding a study session on the Page Mill Road portion of the County Expressway plan.   These proposals for nearly $90 million in road capacity expansion could be submitted in … Continue reading

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Palo Alto considers office cap in hopes of reducing parking, traffic problems

On Monday night March 2, Palo Alto City Council is going to consider capping office development in the city to an annual limit of 35,000 to 50,000 of new office space per year.  A major underlying concern motivating a proposed cap is parking … Continue reading

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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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