City's bike friendly ways win silver Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Oct 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm
Mountain View is standing out from most Bay Area cities when it comes to bike-friendliness, according to the the League of American Bicyclists. The organization moved Mountain View up to the silver standard in its Bike Friendly Communities program.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 5:57 PM
Posted by resident, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Oct 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm
Mountain View has pretty good bike routes around town, but bicycling to neighboring towns (Palo Alto, Los Altos, Sunnyvale) is unnecessarily difficult. The city needs to coordinate with our neighbors to make bicycle routes continuous between towns. For example, Los Altos has nice bike lanes on San Antonio Road, but why do those end at El Camino Real, leaving bicyclists in limbo?
Posted by Thanks, a resident of the The Crossings neighborhood, on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:25 am
Cycling keeps gaining in popularity? I'll buy that! I'm doing more biking and 4 of my friends have taken it up just this year. We commute by bike at least one day per week. We probably wouldn't if MV wasn't a decent place to ride. Thanks MV!
Posted by Rodger, a resident of the Sylvan Park neighborhood, on Oct 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm
Let's not cut out traffic lanes on busy streets, instead how about making one sidewalk for bikes and the other sidewalk on the other side of the street for people to walk. Also I would like to see the Hetch Hetchy water right away make into a trail for the entire way at least in Mountain View
Posted by Oh My No, a resident of the Whisman Station neighborhood, on Oct 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm
When cars pull out of driveways or intersecting streets, they generally
look into the flow of traffic affecting the turn they want to make. Ever have a wrong way cyclist surprise the heck out of you? That's what would happen all the time if there were two directional sidewalks. Putting people into situations that have them traveling in two directions on the same side of the street would only make the lawyers happy. Maybe the pay by the injury doctors too.