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New detour ahead for Stevens Creek Trail

Original post made on Apr 20, 2017

Walkers and pedestrians tired of detouring off Stevens Creek Trail and onto city streets can celebrate after Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night on a temporary path through a neighboring hotel property.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:49 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Amy R
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Thank you so much for the update MV Voice! I was about to contact the city to ask when the trail would be fixed as I don't feel safe on the Stevens Creek Trail re-route that I use almost every day. There are several instances in which I've almost been hit by a bicycle or a car on the re-routed path.

Huge thanks to the MV City Council for approving this temporary fix. But, why not use the funds to permanently fix the area of the trail that slid into the creek? If the revised detour isn't going to be ready until the end of June, why not focus on fixing the trail permanently instead?


Posted by jimmy
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:59 pm

If they're willing to spend 175K on a detour, I'm guessing the permanent fix is a long long way off.
It will probably involve multiple agencies with the location.


Posted by Kathy Thibodeaux
a resident of Waverly Park
on Apr 20, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Thank you city council. The current detour is unsafe and unpleasant. The new temporary approach will be a huge improvement.


Posted by Ron Wolf
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 4, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Too bad that the Hotel asked for compensation rather than taking the opportunity to provide a public benefit for a problem caused by a natural disaster (even if it's a relatively minor disaster). OTOH, perhaps this inconveniences the hotel in some tangible way? However, as a user of the trail, I'm grateful that MV City is working on this and that the current detour will soon be a thing of the past.


Posted by Me
a resident of Willowgate
on Jun 5, 2017 at 8:16 am

the hotel probably has to do it this way to protect its property rights. Much easier if there is legal documentation that this easement is temporary. $20,000/year doesn't sound like they'll make much of a profit on it.


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