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Bus bench dedicated to William Ware

Original post made on Mar 13, 2013

A bench dedicated to the memory of William Ware has been installed near the intersection of California Street and Escuela Avenue at the site of the accident that took the well-known Mountain View man's life last summer.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 5:44 PM

Comments (11)

Posted by HH, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Looks like today would have been his 51st birthday


Posted by terry ames, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 13, 2013 at 6:52 pm

I am so glad that they did this. I think about him every time I pass there, 5 times a week.


Posted by John, a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Still no traffic mitigation for Cal ave. I won't state the obvious concerning the lethargy of our city.


Posted by John, a resident of Monta Loma
on Mar 13, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Still calling it an "accident"?


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm

How's that Pumar money working out? What's the status of speeding cell-phone boy's trial?


Posted by RIP, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:08 am

Rest in peace. Sidewalks should be safety zones for pedestrians. Shame on Pumar for not taking responsibility for his actions.


Posted by MV Mom, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Such a tragedy, and such a shame that it was required before a left turn signal was installed there.


Posted by Susan, a resident of Castro City
on Mar 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Please note the improvements to Escuela at that corner. Dedicated turn lanes and signals to match have taken a lot of the danger out of that area. Idiots will still be idiots but I feel much safer since the improvements.


Posted by sparty, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Mar 14, 2013 at 2:40 pm

No traffic mitigation? You mean something like the huge new, improved traffic lights that were being installed BEFORE Mr Ware's death?

Yet another citizen blissfully unaware of the much higher incidence of car vs bike/pedestrian events that happen just a couple blocks over on El Camino between Shoreline and Rengstorff.

But I guess if it wasn't in the news, it didn't happen, right?


Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Mar 14, 2013 at 8:46 pm

This memorial seems very fitting. It reminds us that life is precious and often too short.


Posted by NW Resident, a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 15, 2013 at 5:36 pm

It's good to see that Mr. Ware will be remembered in the neighborhood where he lived. It's also sad that there was another fatal collision that took the life of a pedestrian over at Phyllis and Hans this week.

I've also seen MVPD traffic officers covering specific areas of town each day this week, espcecially around the schools. The dept's FB page is a good source to find out where they are working and the page is public so you don't have to be on FB to view it.


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