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City's bike friendly ways win silver

Original post made on Oct 23, 2012

Mountain View is standing out from most Bay Area cities when it comes to bike-friendliness, according to the the League of American Bicyclists. The organization moved Mountain View up to the silver standard in its Bike Friendly Communities program.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 5:57 PM


Posted by resident, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Mountain View has pretty good bike routes around town, but bicycling to neighboring towns (Palo Alto, Los Altos, Sunnyvale) is unnecessarily difficult. The city needs to coordinate with our neighbors to make bicycle routes continuous between towns. For example, Los Altos has nice bike lanes on San Antonio Road, but why do those end at El Camino Real, leaving bicyclists in limbo?

Posted by David, a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Mountain View's road shoulders remarked as bike paths are unsafe. Nantucket's extensive bike paths are separate from roads. Is it impossible for us in Mountain View to create safer bike paths?

Posted by Nice, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 24, 2012 at 6:34 am

Nice job MV! Gold or Platinum is next. Keep up the great progress!

Posted by Mike, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Bikes kick A.

Posted by Enrico, a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

The road diet would eliminate a traffic lane on California Street and Shoreline Boulevard.
Please, don't.

Posted by Biking Mom, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Good job MV !
Lets have more focus on schools.
Los Altos have a plan to provide every kid living within 2 miles of school a safe route.

Posted by Mr Advice, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 25, 2012 at 8:15 am

WHAT HAPPENED TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH? IF I VOICE MY OPINION WITH NO SWEAR WORDS IT GETS DELETED, [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]

Posted by Hello?!, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:28 am

No freedom of speech on privately own message boards silly. Doesn't _everybody_ know that by now??? Don't you agree with private property rights?
You're caps lock is on.

Posted by Thanks, a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

Cycling keeps gaining in popularity? I'll buy that! I'm doing more biking and 4 of my friends have taken it up just this year. We commute by bike at least one day per week. We probably wouldn't if MV wasn't a decent place to ride. Thanks MV!

Posted by Rodger, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Let's not cut out traffic lanes on busy streets, instead how about making one sidewalk for bikes and the other sidewalk on the other side of the street for people to walk. Also I would like to see the Hetch Hetchy water right away make into a trail for the entire way at least in Mountain View

Posted by Oh My No, a resident of Whisman Station
on Oct 26, 2012 at 3:02 pm

When cars pull out of driveways or intersecting streets, they generally
look into the flow of traffic affecting the turn they want to make. Ever have a wrong way cyclist surprise the heck out of you? That's what would happen all the time if there were two directional sidewalks. Putting people into situations that have them traveling in two directions on the same side of the street would only make the lawyers happy. Maybe the pay by the injury doctors too.