Author Archives: Andrew Boone

Santa Clara County Awards $10 Million in Trail Funds to Stanford and Palo Alto, $400,000 to Ravenswood Bay Trail

This morning the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to fund the four most expensive projects submitted for a one-time grant set up to spend $10.4 million originally provided by Stanford University to mitigate impacts on public recreational … Continue reading

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Santa Clara County rejects 5 of 15 trail projects as ineligible for funding

In preparation for the upcoming November 20 Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting at which $10.4 million is expected to be allocated to recreational trail projects, county staff have declared 5 out of 15 projects that applied for the … Continue reading

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YUCA Leads East Palo Alto General Plan Bike Tour

Youth United for Community Action (YUCA), a youth-led community organization based in East Palo Alto, led a bicycle tour to educate community members on the city’s upcoming General Plan update last Saturday. The tour was part of YUCA’s BE-EPA Campaign … Continue reading

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Atherton Mayor demands a safer El Camino Real

Two women were struck by a Chevy Blazer SUV in a crosswalk while crossing El Camino Real at Isabella Avenue in Atherton around noon on September 30. One of the women was thrown 70 feet upon impact; both were sent … Continue reading

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San Jose’s New Buffered Bike Lanes Benefit Everyone

Last month San Jose embarked upon a major transformation of its car-choked downtown streets – converting general travel lanes on several blocks of 3th, 4th, 10th, and 11th streets, all running north-south streets and all with (formerly) three lanes in each … Continue reading

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New Vehicle Parking Policies for Downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto is now studying ways to update its downtown parking policies to better manage growing business and residential development. Recent growth in both the number of downtown workers and retail businesses have increased demand for vehicle parking. Some residents … Continue reading

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Permanente Creek Trail Extension Opens in Mountain View

An extension of the Permanente Creek Trail from Old Middlefield Way to Charleston Road, including a bridge over Highway 101 and a tunnel under Old Middlefield Way, was finally opened to the public after a dedication ceremony on June 12, … Continue reading

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Gil Penalosa presents Ciclovias in Palo Alto

Gil Peñalosa, Executive Director of the non-profit organization 8 – 80 Cities, gave an inspirational presentation to about 200 residents on Monday, June 4 at Cubberley Community Center in south Palo Alto. The event, co-sponsored by Greenbelt Alliance and the Grand Boulevard … Continue reading

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Transportation Questions for San Mateo County Supervisor Candidates

Seven candidates are vying for the District 4 seat on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. The election will be held on Nov 6, 2012, with a primary election on June 5, 2012, which will reduce the field of … Continue reading

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Learning from Palo Alto: Safe Routes to School

A group of residents from Menlo Park, Atheron, Redwood City, San Carlos, Sunnyvale, and East Palo Alto gathered at Menlo College in Atherton on Sunday afternoon to learn lessons from Palo Alto’s successful Safe Routes to School program. Palo Alto’s … Continue reading

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