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Community briefs: Tree lighting, Castro Street traffic signal update and mental health care for the 'missing middle'

Original post made on Dec 1, 2022

This week in community briefs, the city of Mountain View puts on its annual tree lighting tradition, the traffic signal at California and Castro streets is back on and the county launches a pilot program to expand mental health care.

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Posted by A Talking Cat
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 1, 2022 at 1:53 pm

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So many confused drivers come so close to hitting pedestrians as a result of this change. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen! Why the heck did the city decide to reactivate these traffic lights across Castro Street? Turn them back into stop signs! That would be much safer and easier for EVERYONE.

Posted by SalsaMusic
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 2, 2022 at 12:32 am

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Because red lights make it clear who has the right of way.

Posted by ewedel
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Dec 2, 2022 at 5:53 pm

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Have to agree with Talking Cat here: a blinking red is plenty clear, and slows everybody down without forcing extra delays. But in a so-called "pedestrian mall", how many pedestrians are going to wait at a solid red light?

Posted by CA Native
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Dec 8, 2022 at 2:37 pm

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So the "pedestrian mall" begins at California Street, but pedestrians cross as if the pedestrian mall starts at El Camino. The lights allow traffic on California to flow. I have seen California Street back up to Shoreline some nights because the pedestrians never stop walking in front of cars.

Bring back the lights and ticket anyone, cars and pedestrians, that cross against the lights!

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