Council noses into MVHS parking dispute
Original post made on Jun 6, 2009
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on Jun 6, 2009 at 9:35 am
Growing up I lived 2.6 miles from my high school. During my four years there I drove to school one single time. Every other day I walked, rode a bicycle or took the bus. I hate to sound like a cranky old man but I do feel we should question the assumption that driving an automobile is the only appropriate way for a healthy young person to get to school.
on Jun 8, 2009 at 2:24 am
Both my children walk or ride their bikes to elementary (1 block) or middle school (1 mile) every day. Neither has been hit (or even almost hit) by a car or approached by the proverbial dangerous stranger. Instead, they both have a wonderful sense of independence, capability, responsibility, and know that their parents trust them.
Fortunately, I believe that MVHS is doing a lot to encourage alternatives to driving to school.
on Jun 8, 2009 at 10:59 am
Too bad the MV-LA High School District shut down old Mountain View High in the 1980s. We weren't thinking green back then. Looking back now, it's location smack-dab in the center of town on Castro Street on High School Way made it ideal from a walking, biking, or commuting perspective.
Because it's on the southern-tip of Mtn. View tucked away in a very quiet residential neighborhood - the former-Awalt High will always be seen as far flung trek for most Mountain View teenagers and there will always be conflicts with the neighbors over parking and noise. The Stevens Creek Trail extension should help a bit in terms of getting some kids to bike - but the location of the high school was a poor choice from the start.