1. Construction Fencing Obstructs View of Crosswalk on Central Expressway

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    September 18, 2013 by ladyfleur

    Construction fencing and signs block driver's view of the crosswalk across Central Expressway.

    What can make a crosswalk that’s poorly visible to right-turning cars even worse? Adding opaque construction fencing that extends to the curb. Where I had hopes of improving this risky crossing, what’s there now is downright deadly. The fencing and sign need to be moved or removed today!

  2. Three Safe Crosswalks on Shoreline Boulevard is Not Enough

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    May 23, 2013 by ladyfleur

    Mercy St

    Is it too much to ask people to walk a block out of their way to cross at a traffic signal? This letter to two City Council Members shows how far and how inconvenient it is for people walking across Shoreline Boulevard. How often do we ask drivers to make a one mile detour for the convenience of other street users?

  3. Keep Kids Safer with a Safe Ending for the Permanente Creek Trail

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    May 11, 2013 by ladyfleur

    Crosswalk at Farley

    What is safer for school kids: having a cross-town bike and walking path run close by a school’s ball field, or moving it 150 feet away where it ends in the middle of a block on a 35mph 4-lane road? Should the threat of unauthorized adults near campus outweigh the threat of injury to children by motor vehicles due to bad trail design?

  4. El Camino Real Needs Shoppers on Bicycles to Thrive

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    December 18, 2012 by ladyfleur

    All of these businesses are within 1.5-3 miles from my house. Too far to walk, but easy to bike.

    Comments by Corinne Goodrich, Program Manager of the Grand Boulevard Initiative on a radio show panel discussion prompted me to write this letter. Ms. Goodrich suggested that “parallel routes” to El Camino Real being are better for bicycles. I say this retail corridor needs people shopping by bike to achieve its potential.

  5. Please Change Signal Timing for Pedestrian Crossing on Skyport

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    November 27, 2012 by ladyfleur

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    How many buttons does a pedestrian have to push to cross the road? And how many minutes does the crossing take? This letter to Caltrans includes a dull video that goes on and on, just like crossing this road.

  6. Construction Underway for Crossing at San Antonio Road?

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    October 21, 2012 by ladyfleur

    Island Refuge at San Antonio Rd:Ave

    I was riding home from dinner with a friend in downtown Palo Alto on Thursday when I saw the spray paint markings. Construction must be coming for on an important crossing of busy San Antonio Road for people on foot and bikes! But will they improve the crossing on the other side of San Antonio Road too? And if so, when?

  7. Better Bike & Pedestrian Access for San Antonio Station Offices

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    October 14, 2012 by ladyfleur

    The three access points to the office park present challenges for pedestrians and bicyclists.

    Plans are underway to reopen a long-vacant office park across an expressway from a train station. What does this mean for people walking and bicycling from the train station and the major shopping center behind it to the office park and adjacent neighborhood? With help from the City of Mountain View, it could mean safer and more efficient access.

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