Long road ahead to boost city's bike network
Original post made on Sep 6, 2012
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on Sep 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm
We have an election coming up, folks. Now is the time to quiz the candidates on their plans and commitment to bicycle safety in Mountain View!
on Sep 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm
There used to be bike lanes on Calderon. I was on the city's Pedestrian-Bicycle Committee when the council decided to remove them. We fought it but were unsuccessful. Now the city is considering $340,000 to put them back.
on Sep 7, 2012 at 11:40 pm
The "bike boulevard" portion that runs down Central Avenue and Stierlin Rd. between Moffett boulevard and Shoreline is one of the most dangerous.
Central Ave. is a direct route for bikers to and from the creek trail, but many cars and trucks also use this section to get between Moffett and Shoreline. It's too narrow for bike lanes unless street parking is eliminated in that area.
It would be an ideal section for those cul-de-sac barriers if it weren't for the fact that fire trucks and emerg. vehicles from the downtown station also travel this route often. If it's sufficient for them to use Middlefield Rd. instead, then I say block it, or at least add speed bumps to slow the occasional speeder I see blast through there.