The City of Mountain View is studying ways to make the North Bayshore area – home of Google, Intuit, LinkedIn, and Microsoft’s Silicon Valley offices – easier to get to the Caltrain station, by shuttle and by bicycle.
One of the reasons that Google relies so heavily on the Google buses is that it takes nearly 30 minutes by shuttle to get from Mountain View Caltrain to Google’s headquarters, even though it is less than 3 miles and 10 minutes without traffic. Making the connection by bike saves time at the gym – but the freeway-style Shoreline ramps discourage all but the fearless and hardy.
On Monday, February 10, the City of Mountain View is kicking off a study of ways to improve the connections, with a workshop at the Adobe Building, across the street from Mountain View Caltrain at 157 Moffett Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30pm. The meeting will be an “open house” format, so you can stop by at any time.
For more information, see the city’s project website at ShorelineCorridor.com.