Posted by Cuesta Resident, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Nov 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm
Removing 2 lanes for cars on El Camino would be a HUGE burden on Mountain View residents and would primarily benefit people who live in other cities.
We MV residents need El Camino for local driving where taking a bus is far too costly and time-consuming.
We should instead consider ADDING 2 NEW lanes to El Camino for buses (remove current parking on El Camino, reduce median, and if needed expand lanes). This would be a win for local driving and for people taking buses through the city, and is a much better compromise.
Alternatively, if we feel bike lanes are more important than bus lanes, then just get rid of parking on El Camino and use that space for bike lanes, while keeping all the existing car lanes.