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Game-day parking rules to continue downtown

Original post made on May 5, 2015

Fears that 49ers' games at the new Levi's Stadium would create a Mountain View parking nightmare turned out to be little more than a bugaboo, city officials acknowledged. Nevertheless, city leaders showed support for giving one more year to a pilot program meant to tightly regulate downtown parking on game days through dashboard permits and new fees.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 4, 2015, 2:14 PM

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Posted by James Thurber
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

I've noticed the prohibitive signs regarding Levi Stadium game days yet have noticed almost no impact on parking in my neighborhood.

I suspect you could simply abandon the program and it wouldn't make much (if any) difference. What we really need more of is parking for Caltrain folks.

Posted by aUsed to Like MV
a resident of another community
on May 5, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Yep, the parking rules do a great job at keeping me out of town and allowing me to spend my money elsewhere... I hope the city council enjoys their town of paid parking and empty businesses... I guess it will not be so bad for me once I can no longer drive to downtown because of the dim-witted El Camino bus lane plan... Oh well, Viva La Sunnyvale....

Posted by OldMV
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 5, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Many years ago, the MV Planning and City Council stupidly decided that they wanted MV to be the premier transportation hub of Northern SC County. This was, at best, a pyrrhic "victory", one that we're paying for today with downtown parking and traffic problems. In their incredibly ignorant assumption that people actually would want to use slow and inconvenient public transport like light rail, our "wise" city planners forgot to make sure that there was enough parking infrastructure near Evelyn and Castro to support their wet dreams. This shell game worked as long as Light Rail was a total commuting disaster, but now that Google shuttles clog downtown and 49ers fans ride the previously failed light rail system on game days and nights, suddenly there aren't nearly enough parking spaces, either at the transit center or in nearby Old Mountian View, where we live. As the old saying goes "You'd better watch out what you wish for because it might just come true!" I don't expect the present pack of liberal idiots on the MV city council to understand a word that I've said. What a shame for MV.

Posted by George
a resident of Bailey Park
on May 5, 2015 at 8:07 pm

It's a shame that so much focus and funding is for caltrain which mostly helps white rich people while busses help mostly everybody else. It's not fair!

Posted by Jim Neal
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

Jim Neal is a registered user.

@George - I really don't know where you're coming from on this one. I ride Caltrain every day and it is hardly used mostly by 'Rich white people'. There are people of all races on the train and I would argue that very few of them are rich. The majority during rush hour are middle class working people, and during off-peak hours there are probably more low income people. The trains are also very heavily used by cyclists (when was the last time you saw a broker for Morgan Stanley or Charles Schwab riding a bike?). I suspect that your comments may be to inject class warfare/racism into the controversy over the dedicated BRT lanes, or you may simply be uninformed.

Caltrain, while having it's own problems, at least is doing things to improve service without (so far) doing anything to totally disrupt traffic flow through Santa Clara county. Also, unlike the VTA's 22,522 routes, Caltrains are full to overflowing many times during rush hour and as of Monday will be adding a 6th car to their trains (again without impacting traffic flow).

Also, I have noticed that the vast majority of personal attacks and aspersion casting has come from the Pro-Dedicated lane side. Why is that?

Jim Neal
Old Mountain View

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