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Our Town: Across the great divide

Original post made by Don Kazak, Palo Alto Weekly columnist, on Sep 3, 2008

<I>by Don Kazak</I>

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Posted by Improve the Oregon
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 3, 2008 at 2:42 pm

""Why are the cars of commuters privileged over pedestrians and bicyclists?" one resident asked"
A perfect example of NIMBYism in action. PA has a very nice network of bike paths running parallel to many of the main streets in town. Also how does this person define commuter? Is it anyone from out of town? How does he calculate the number of PA residents and "commuters" that use the Oregon.
Whether these NIMBYists like it or not--we need streets that carry cars to and from the important businesses in town. As another attendee stated-""It's an expressway, for Chrissakes!"".
the Oregon has for years been one of the main arteries between 101 and Stanford Research Park. I am sure many residents would be more than happy for all of the businesses there to close down--then no traffic on the Oregon. That is not going to happen.

BTW, as an aside I have always distrusted Larry Klein. His snarky remark after Loma Prieta enforces my distrust of him.

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