Stevens Creek Trail extension opens
Original post made on Jun 24, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, June 23, 2012, 11:35 PM
on Jun 24, 2012 at 8:51 am
This trail is a fantastic city resource. Hundreds of people bike to work or school on the trail every weekday and hundreds of families use it for recreation every weekend. Hwy 85 was a monumental barrier for pedestrians and bicyclists; forcing them to bike down El Camino Real to commute between Mountain View and Sunnyvale. The new bridge on the trail is a fantastic improvement, greatly improving safety and encouraging many more people to bike to work. Without this trail, hundreds more cars would be on our streets every day of the year.
We need more trails like this. The cost is trivial compared to the benefits. An equivalent amount of freeway would cost 100 times as much. Kind of ironic that a primary benefit of this trail is to give bicyclists and pedestrians safe routes around our monster freeways.
on Jun 25, 2012 at 10:10 am
Can't wait to check it out this week!
on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:51 pm
That's $2,800 per foot. I'm still glad it's *finally* open.
The sign was changed from Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor, to a fresh, new sign with Jerry Brown, governor, just prior to opening.