Category Archives: Mountain View

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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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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Mountain View advances 13 bike and pedestrian safety projects

At the June 11 City Council meeting, the Mountain View City Council is expected to approve a budget including 13 bicycle and pedestrian safety and livability projects.  These projects received nearly 20 positive public comments at the May 21 study session, … Continue reading

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Mountain View North Bayshore Transportation Plan to have better bike, shuttle, and transportation demand management

On February 5, the Mountain View City Council is expected to consider an updated version of the draft Transportation Plan for the North Bayshore Area, the site of Google’s headquarters. The new version is expected to include stronger provisions for … Continue reading

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Mountain View provides new incentives to use transit, shift mode share

In recent weeks, in individual new developments and plans for districts, Mountain View is moving forward with a variety of ways to incent transit use and shift mode share away from driving alone. Nonprofit Transportation Management Association In a new … Continue reading

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Revised San Antonio development turns parking lots into street grid; Council prioritizes investments in bike, pedestrian, and car trip reduction

The Mountain View City Council last week agreed to let the next phase of a major development to move forward, guided largely by the visioning process held in the second half of 2012. At least at the sketch level, it … Continue reading

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Mountain View City Council considers “trip cap” for North Bayshore area

In reviewing a transportation study for the “North Bayshore area” where Google is headquartered, the Mountain View City Council were leaning toward a policy that would cap vehicle trips at the current level of 22,700 trips per day. The Council also … Continue reading

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Mountain View BPAC recommends road diets in upcoming city budget

On Wednesday, January 30, the Mountain View Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee recommended road diets on California Street and Castro Street (south of El Camino) for inclusion in the city’s Capital Improvement Plan, which sets out the capital projects and other large … Continue reading

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Mountain View Council to consider San Antonio Vision further before inviting Merlone Geier back

At last night’s meeting, the Mountain View City Council reviewed and accepted the results of the community visioning process for the San Antonio area, with strong agreement about a mix of uses with continued retail, plus office, homes and services; public … Continue reading

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