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News - November 25, 2011

Palo Alto tries to put California Avenue project back on track

After being rebuffed by a Superior Court ruling, city resumes its plan to cut lanes on commercial street

by Gennady Sheyner

When Palo Alto officials meet next Monday to approve a plan to cut lanes and add streetscape improvements to California Avenue, the discussion will have a familiar feel.

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Posted by Ronna Devincenzi, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm

How did the idea of a lane reduction come about in the first place, and why? Who backed the idea, in order for it to get this far?

What circumstances remain the same now, or are different, from when the time the topic of lane reduction was first broached?

Posted by protect the pedestrians, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

The change of a pedestrian in a crosswalk getting hit by a car is much higher on a 4 lane street than a 2 lane street. Because of this, Palo Alto is trying to do away with all 4 lane streets that do not have stop lights to protect the crosswalks.

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