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The fifth dimension

Original post made by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor, on Apr 24, 2009

"You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind." --Rod Serling

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Posted by reader
a resident of Monta Loma
on Apr 24, 2009 at 2:38 pm

1. At what point does limiting traffic become more important than raising revenue?

2. Why aren't Voice reporters asking our officials question 1?

We can't grow forever and we've been bumping up against real limits for the past decade. Where are the officials who want to plan for sustainability and conservation of the precious little open space which remains?

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Posted by mv geek
a resident of Shoreline West
on Apr 26, 2009 at 7:20 pm

At some point the congestion penalty outweighs the amount of revenue generated from new developments. While I agree wholeheartedly that it is a vital mission of local media to ask politicians and officials where that point is, in contrast to one of the comments I've seen in these forums, I do not believe that newspaper ad revenue is immune from losses due to community congestion, because they directly involve property values and the crime rate.

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Posted by Light-rail Extension?
a resident of another community
on Apr 26, 2009 at 10:25 pm

The City should start planning for a light rail extension down Evelyn and up Shoreline Boulevard. Connecting Caltrain/Downtown with the North Bayshore via transit, especially if this hotel is built and Google expands, should be a long-term priority for easing congestion.

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Posted by eric
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Yes, we all like watching those shiny, EMPTY light rail cars whizzing about