Monthly Archives: July 2012

Palo Alto Planning and Transportation recommends making Arastradero restriping permanent

Last night, the Palo Alto PTC recommended that City Council make the Charlston-Arastradero corridor restriping permanent including some fine-tuning recommended in the staff report. City Council will review the project in September. Letters to PTC favored the project 26-8. About … Continue reading

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Palo Alto City Council approves California Avenue Streetscape Project

Palo Alto City Council approved the California Avenue streetscape project unanimously, after a motion to go ahead with a trial failed 2:7 (Holman/Schmid). The project will reduce the low-vehicle-traffic 4-lane street to 2 lanes, and use the additional space for … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale passes cyclist anti-harassment ordinance

The Sunnyvale City Council voted to approve the cyclist anti-harassment ordinance on Tuesday July 17, on a 6:1 vote, with Davis dissenting. The ordinance, based on a measure passed last year in Los Angeles, enables a cyclist to file a … Continue reading

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New Vehicle Parking Policies for Downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto is now studying ways to update its downtown parking policies to better manage growing business and residential development. Recent growth in both the number of downtown workers and retail businesses have increased demand for vehicle parking. Some residents … Continue reading

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Mountain View prioritizes San Antonio area planning – opportunity for better connection to transit

On Tuesday July 10 as part of its review and approval of the 2030 General Plan, Mountain View City Council voted to escalate the priority of doing a Precise Plan for the San Antonio area, assuming that city staff is … Continue reading

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Learning from Portland: How to Grow Jobs and Reduce Traffic

An area in Portland increased jobs, while reducing drive-alone mode share from 80% to about 40%. How did they do it, and what lessons can other cities learn?… Back in 1994, the Lloyd District in Portland faced a dilemma. The … Continue reading

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