Category Archives: Santa Clara County

SAP Arena seeks to double parking in Diridon Station Area

In its comment on the Diridon Station Environmental Impact Report,  the SAP Arena urges the City of San Jose to nearly double the amount of parking in the plan area, compared to the amount proposed in the plan. SAP predicts … Continue reading

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Upcoming decisions in San Jose, Mountain View, Redwood City, Belmont, San Mateo

This week multiple cities on the Peninsula Corridor are reviewing Caltrain station area policy and access decisions. From South to North, here’s what’s going on in San Jose, Mountain View, Redwood City, Belmont, and San Mateo. San Jose Community Meeting, Diridon … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale speaker predicts the decline of the office park

The Sunnyvale of today was designed for the industrial era, with factories located far from homes, retail malls built for freeway access and free parking, and cheap gas to drive from home to work to stores. All of these things … Continue reading

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Lawrence Expressway at Lawrence Station – help needed for a neighborhood-friendly, transit-friendly plan

Update: Here are the latest designs from Santa Clara County which were presented very briefly to Sunnyvale Planning Commission on Monday February 24. The material will presented in more depth, with more opportunity for questions an input, at the upcoming meeting on … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Council considering the kickoff of a major vehicle trip reduction initiative

Update: Palo Alto City Council approved the initiative to move forward with a Transportation Management Association. This represents a sea change in how the city manages transportation. 18 months ago, the most common perspective in public discussions was that the … Continue reading

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Supporters find gaps in the Diridon Station Area Plan

On Thursday January 30, a couple of dozen people came to SPUR offices in downtown San Jose for a workshop organized by Greenbelt Alliance on how to comment on the Diridon Station Area Plan’s Environmental Impact Report.  People attended from … Continue reading

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How will Lawrence Expressway support the Lawrence Station Area plan?

While Sunnyvale works on a plan to evolve the Lawrence Station Area into a more lively, mixed use place, the County of Santa Clara is working on a parallel plan to grade-separate Lawrence Expressway.  But will the proposals for Lawrence … Continue reading

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Can Mountain View San Antonio be a place?

People walking and bicycling from the San Antonio train station on Pacchetti Way and California to the proposed new Mountain View development would need to travel through a ”tunnel” along an access road to the parking garage (see image below).   … Continue reading

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Mountain View apartment residents use bikes, carshare and transit, leaving empty parking spaces

Mountain View’s new apartments in a near-downtown location with an 85 walk score, across the street from  Caltrain and light rail at 455 West Evelyn, include all of the parking spaces that the city required.   The Madera complex sold out … Continue reading

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Lawrence Station Area walking tour – residents want better walking, biking, and transit access

The journey to creating a healthy, transit rich environment for the Lawrence Caltrain Station continued on Saturday, October 12th. The Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Friends of Caltrain and the Sunnyvale Cool sponsored a Lawrence Station walking tour to increase community … Continue reading

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