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Does anyone know why Stanford has installed new fencing on Peter Coutts Rd from Page Mill to Stanford?

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jul 10, 2009

In the last two weeks, Stanford has quickly and quietly (I say quietly because it didn't take 9 years of meetings to install the de facto No Parking) installed new fencing which prevents parking on the length of Peter Coutts Road. I can only assume this is in response to the fact that College Terrace will no longer provide free Stanford parking and this area might be the next logical place for "Free Parking".

Stanford has not cared enough to work to really solve the parking problem in College Terrace but they sure are quick to protect their own space. I know Stanford has done some to help College Terrace with parking problems by giving money but if they really wanted to help, why not consider other solutions as well?

Some solutions could be:

Stop running the Marguerite bus down Stanford Avenue every 10 minutes. if this bus is supposed to serve Stanford, run the bus on Olmstead Road instead. Running the bus on Stanford Avenue only encourages Stanford cars to park in College Terrace.

Move the barrier on Escondido Road towards Stanford Avenue so that the Marguerite can serve Escondido Village/Rains (ie, Stanford housing) without having to drive on Stanford Avenue. This would have the added benefit of moving the Bing Nursery School pickup and drop-off traffic away from the Escondido School traffic which would be safer for both parties.

Allow students to purchase more than one parking permit if they have more than one car or need to park in more than one place, ie. they need an "A" or "C" sticker to park at work but a residence sticker to park where they live.

Comments (1)

Posted by Clem, a resident of another community
on Jul 10, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I suppose it was installed because school pick up & drop off traffic made a giant mess of this area, especially in the winter. It is a big mud bog with people carelessly backing their SUV's into the bike lane. I'm glad they fixed this, it makes my commute safer.


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