Former city manager supports village concept for North Bayshore
Original post made on Feb 16, 2012
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on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:59 am
The link doesn't work!! Thanks
on Feb 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm
Just say "NO" to high density housing.
on Feb 16, 2012 at 3:01 pm
Mr Liedstrand and other visionaries made downtown Mountain View what it is today. Usually when I mention to people that I live in Mountain View, they tell me how beautiful and vibrant our downtown is. If they live in a nearby city, there is often an undertone of envy in that comment.
Our downtown is the result of carefully mixing housing and commercial development. Have you seen pictures of Castro Street from the 1970s? It was clearly built for cars and not for people. Not very inviting.
So I'm all for a similar vision for the North Bayshore area. If you dislike walkable neighborhoods and prefer to take your car everywhere, consider this: more people living within biking or walking distance of their destinations means fewer cars for you to battle on the roads.