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on Jul 14, 2011
Still doesn't fly with me. I could care less if Google or the whole community uses it. I just don't want to see a traffic bridge, Google motorized traffic apparently, with everyone else restricted to foot or bike.n How is a bus full of Googloids better than 3 cars of non-employees? Both require an ugly over-crossing over a peaceful baylands trail. That's no improvement.
If Google wants their own crossing, then make a deal with Microsoft for access to a small portion of their parking lot and put the bridge right next to the freeway (101) where impact would be the most minimal.
Making the freeway-trail under-crossing a bit longer for 3 more lanes would hardly be noticeable to trail users. I can speak of that personally having experienced the last widening in that very location when the 80-101 interchange was re-built.
That would give Google their creek-crossing without them having to deal with freeway or street traffic (read that as Shoreline Blvd.-to-Middlefield Rd.-to-Moffett Blvd. or the reverse), and not mar-up the trail's current enjoyable feel.
Looks like a win-win to me, as such a bridge would give hikers and riders access to the pea-gravel trail on the opposite side of the creek, as well as giving Googlers easy access to Moffett Field/ NASA Ames. There's no reasonable reason why the crossing has to be way out there by the baylands where the imapct is the greatest, except to save a few hundred yards of driving...Not a good enough reason in my book.
P.S.....A tunnel underneath for Google-usage is still my best choice.
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