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Small businesses want to be part of North Bayshore plan

Original post made on Feb 23, 2012

Small businesses near Google headquarters are excited by proposals to create a vibrant and walkable village in North Bayshore, but also worry that they will be squeezed out by plans to accommodate the internet giant.

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Posted by PRT Strategies
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

For more on Personal Rapid Transit: Web Link

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm

We should run the high speed rail up this middle of this project. Then everyone would be happy.

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Posted by GDM
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Don't get too excited small business owners, you saw how much consideration the Council gave to the small businesses on Mora Drive.

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Posted by Tom
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Light Rail is already on Moffett Field property at Ellis and 101. Just run the tracks from there over to the Shoreline area.

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Posted by bike and walk commuter
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 25, 2012 at 10:03 am

The North Bay Shore Precise plan is begging for your input. Send it to them! The City Gov. is really trying their normal best to get formal input so they (Council, planning staff and commissioners) can sort through it, make several different recommendations and formally come up with some different plans.
The personal transport is worse than HSR but a VTA spur off of the Moffit Field area (Ellis Station?) might make sense. What about a 'people mover' elevated & automatic system like the SF Airport. Rubber-tired electric shuttles moving back and forth between the Caltrain, Light Rail, and VTA bus station downtown and the new Google building and Shoreline Amphitheater. I've walked ALL THE WAY back after a Shoreline concert- what a ?*## pain. Traffic jambs at commute times? As bad over the bridges as after a concert!

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Posted by J
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Sep 8, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Hi There. a Mountain View resident all my life over 50' I find it not only frustrating but a lack of consideration for mountain view residents, a second downtown for Mt View. This is insanity, many of us here in mountain view do not appreciated what TH likes of Google has brought to this town, including a lunch of non Americans driving like nut cakes, rudeness, employees of google that act entitled and believe me, we have them in our neighbourhood where we live! When is this going to stop? San Antonio developing all these condos, apt and stores for mo residents. An influx of once, pressure, cars, congestion. You are turning Mountain View into 3 ring circus with way much too traffic!! It took me nearly 40 minute from my home in Mt View to 101 shoreline ramp all within 3 miles. Yes I'm frustrated and you better believe many Mountain View residents feel the same, why does not Google and the others expand in less developed areas of San Jose or Gilroy. You are taking nice community and making it a horrible place!