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Police hope to control July 4 gridlock

Original post made on Jun 26, 2008

The Fourth of July fireworks display at Shoreline has become a Mountain View tradition. Unfortunately, so has post-fireworks gridlock, the result of thousands of spectators getting back in their cars and trying to drive out on the area's two roads: Shoreline Boulevard and Amphitheatre Parkway.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 27, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Steve Dodge
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 26, 2008 at 9:52 pm

I've frequented the fireworks show at Shoreline for well over a decade.

We have used the Steven's Creek Trail to attend/leave the fireworks event ever since the trail was opened in the late 90's, with no problems what-so-ever. It's a great way to avoid road traffic.

When leaving following the display, pedestrians normally walk on the right side of the path, and cyclists (with lights hopefully) ride on the left. This "system" has worked just fine for years.

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Posted by Palo Alto Resident
a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2008 at 12:48 pm

We have walked via the tunnel on Bayshore (near what used to be Kikis and Palo Alto Joes) and many use bikes too. The other idea is to park at Costco and walk.

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Posted by Nana
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jun 27, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Thanks for the tip! We'll will be pushing strollers on the trail!

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Posted by GJ
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jun 28, 2008 at 1:23 pm

SUNDAY show is free

Celebrate America 2008
Sunday, June 29 5:00p to 10:00p
at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
Celebrate America is a nonpartisan patriotic musical celebration and laser light show spectacular brought to the Silicon Valley by Bethel Church.

Price: Free to the Public
Phone: 408-246-6790 x114
Web: Event Web Site
Age Suitability: All Ages

Was in SJ Mercury paper

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