Traffic plan: Council zeroes in on North Bayshore
Original post made on Feb 15, 2013
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on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:55 pm
Is a Shoreline Blvd bike path really useful? Shoreline is so close to the Stevens Creek Trail that most bicycle commuters are already using the trail. What the city needs is safe bicycle routes over Hwy 101 from other parts of town, especially from the north/west side of town. How about a bike path from the San Antonio Caltrain station over Hwy 101 to the North Bayshore area? Bike and pedestrian routes are currently poor in the area between Rengstorff and San Antonio, so a new path would be heavily used by the community. I'm sure lots of people in this area work north of the freeway, but currently do not have a good way to get to work other than single occupancy autos.
on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm
Put wings on the bikes so they can fly above traffic, they could be rubber band powered which is eco friendly.
on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:27 pm
@resident: Take a look at the images. Part of the plan includes a tunnel at Charleston/Rengstorff that can help with bike access on the north side, as will the bike bridge planned just north of San Antonio at Adobe Creek.
And as for Shoreline being near the Stevens Creek Trail, they may be close once you're in North Bayshore, but they're not close at points further South. For example, most people leaving the Caltrain/VTA station headed to that area use Moffett, Sterlin and Shoreline to get there. Heading east to the trail adds at least five minutes and includes an extra overpass/hill. Not nearly as direct. And that doesn't include bike commuters, like me, who live west of Shoreline.