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News - June 13, 2008

Tunnel added to Mayfield project

Developer Toll Brothers loses fight over $6 million pedestrian access

by Daniel DeBolt

Housing developer Toll Brothers clashed with the City Council and neighbors once more on Tuesday night, but this time it was over whether the developer should be required to build a tunnel under Central Expressway as part of its 450-unit development at 100 Mayfield Ave.

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Posted by hineighbor, a resident of Castro City
on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Has a pedestrian/bicycle bridge been considered?

Posted by courtesy, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jun 14, 2008 at 8:04 am

Put a mandatory stop,proceed-when-green light (same as at freeway on-ramps during rush hours) at the end of the ramp from San Antonio.

Posted by Neighbor, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 15, 2008 at 10:10 am

Wow, a $6 million tunnel. That's practical. If we're going to use the kind of logic that says one pedestrian died in the last 22 years let's build a $6 million tunnel, well.... Dozens have died in traffic accidents since then so let's just ban the automobile.

Posted by Antonio Saldana, a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 15, 2008 at 11:17 am

A pedestrian/bicyce bridge over central expway sounds good.

Posted by Darin, a resident of another community
on Jun 17, 2008 at 3:35 pm

For $8.4 million, Sunnyvale is getting two bicycle/pedestrian bridges over freeways (101 & 237) that are wider than Central Expressway. A bridge over Central Expressway should be less expensive than the proposed tunnel.

Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Jun 17, 2008 at 5:34 pm

one fatality in 22 years, and Siegels comment is, "what's a life worth?". Will he apply that same ludicrous standard to every public works project that the city actually has to pay for?

I demand 24/7 crossing guards at every intersection in town. What's one life worth?

Posted by resident, a resident of another community
on Jun 20, 2008 at 8:39 pm

I believe a bridge at this location was not possible because of space considerations on the San Antonio station side of Central-not enough room. Otherwise, I'm sure a bridge would have been an acceptable compromise, since the city has approved bridges for the Stevens Creek Trail overpasses, etc.