Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss. Photo courtesy of City Of Palo Alto.
Live in Palo Alto? Do shopping or other business in Palo Alto? Ride a bicycle in Palo Alto? Andrew Boone from East Palo Alto posted this message in a Facebook group. As a public service, I am forwarding this message here.
Do YOU want BIKE LANES on El Camino Real in Palo Alto?
Call Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss at 650-888-8671 and respectfully request that the “El Camino Real Complete Streets” project to re-envision the Royal Road between Stanford Avenue and Lambert Avenue to “create a safe and healthy place for pedestrians and bicyclists” be placed on an upcoming Palo Alto City Council agenda. The city won a grant in 2016 to re-design El Camino Real and has begun the public input process, but the project hasn’t ever been discussed by the City Council.
It’s important for the Palo Alto City Council to hear from the public and then discuss this project even if they are not making any decisions about it soon. We need City Council support to have any hope of achieving the project’s goals.
What do YOU think about Palo Alto creating a safe and accessible El Camino Real for people of all ages using all modes of transportation in accordance with state Complete Streets law? Do YOU think Palo Alto should follow state law, or continuing ignoring state law?
Palo Alto Mayor Liz Kniss
Among what we will discuss at our upcoming meeting on Thursday at 6pm in San Jose:
How we can address VTA’s shortage of buses throughout the county
VTA’s street improvement projects on Bascom Ave., Tasman Dr. and Story/Keyes Avenues – and what we can push for
Have anything else transit-related that we should be fighting for? Please address it at our meeting, BEFORE the agenda items listed. (Otherwise, you will have to wait until the end of the meeting to address your particular item.) Be prepared to discuss how YOU would help make it happen.
We meet at the San Jose Peace & Justice Center, 48 S. 7th Street in San Jose. Transit and driving directions to the Peace and Justice Center are found here.
Note that if you plan on driving to our meeting, there is limited parking in the back. Also, do not park in the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market parking lot across the street – you will be towed at your expense.
Can’t make it to our group meeting in San Jose? You can join us via dial-in at 5:55pm. Info is as follows:
When prompted for the “meeting pin number,” enter 190809846
When told that “You have joined the Conference” and after hearing that this is the Silicon Valley Transit Users meeting, please give your name and where you live.
See you on Thursday. We have much to talk about and fight for.
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users
At this time, our group is still discussing our stance on VTA’s Measure B – a 1/2-cent transportation sales tax proposal on the November 8 ballot. This discussion is taking place on our email list and our Facebook page.