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Caltrain corridor updates: San Bruno, Millbrae, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Mountain View

Here are updates on land use and transportation policy decisions in progress in cities along the Peninsula Corridor.  Do you live or work in these places and have information and thoughts? Share ideas in comments. Would you be interested in … Continue reading

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Menlo Park Council requires Stanford project on El Camino to reduce trips; moot if Measure M passes

Menlo Park City Council recently reviewed a traffic study conducted for a proposed Stanford development at 500 El Camino Real, with 199,500 square feet of  office space, 170 apartment units, and 10,000 square feet of retail space,  would exceed the city’s trip thresholds. The project will … Continue reading

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Cities, developers explain how to reduce traffic, parking at Growth Without Gridlock event in Sunnyvale

Experts including Trudi Ryan, Martin Alkire, City of Mountain View, Jeff Oberdorfer of First Community Housing, and Ann Cheng of TransForm gave presentations and answered questions regarding how cities, commercial and residential developments can add housing and jobs, while reducing … Continue reading

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City of San Mateo previews Downtown Area Plan initiative

On Thursday, October 9, the City of San Mateo held a stakeholders forum to engage the community and stakeholders before it begins the formal Downtown Area Plan update in mid-2015. Nearly 100 citizens and community members from City Council, commissions, … Continue reading

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Better buses in the South Bay transit network?

At the Mountain View City Council Candidates Forum on Housing and Transportation last week, Council candidates mentioned Caltrain, shuttles, light rail, walking and bicycling as key parts of their vision for improved transportation for Mountain View. Unfortunately, none of the … Continue reading

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This week: Mountain View Candidates Forum and Land Use/Transportation Decisions

On Tuesday, September 2, at 6:30pm, come hear Mountain View City Council candidates answer questions and share their views at a Candidates Forum on Housing and Transportation. Mountain View faces key decisions in the coming years regarding land use and … Continue reading

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Wednesday 8/27: Growth Without Gridlock Panel in Sunnyvale

The economic boom in the area is bringing traffic jams, parking challenges, and fears of worsening problems. Meanwhile, a trend toward cities taking charge of traffic and parking in the Silicon Valley area is picking up speed. Sunnyvale has been … Continue reading

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Changing demand for commute services in San Mateo County

John Ford, the Executive Director of, reports a sea change in the market for commute services in San Mateo County. Since at least 1997,’s customer base came from the large corporations and new developments that were legally required … Continue reading

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North County update: Caltrain corridor news in Millbrae and San Bruno

In Millbrae, the City Council had a study session on the Specific Plan for the Millbrae Station Area. Council will come back after summer break, review the draft plan, and set guidance for the Environmental Impact Report. The ambitious schedule … Continue reading

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Thursday 7/17: help transform the Millbrae Station Area

On Thursday, July 17, Sierra Club and Friends of Caltrain are co-hosting a free workshop about Millbrae’s plans for major changes to the Millbrae Station Area. The City of Millbrae is working quickly to update the Millbrae Station Area Specific … Continue reading

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