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Redwood City is creating a car-free pedestrian mall on Friday evenings

Original post made by downtown pedestrian, Downtown North, on Dec 7, 2010

Redwood City is closing downtown streets on Friday evenings (6pm to midnight) to create a pedestrian mall. Can Palo Alto do the same? Maybe University Ave and/or California Ave? This would be great for local businesses, but it won't interfere daytime commuters or deliveries.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2010 at 8:07 am

Downtown Redwood City is much nicer than downtown Palo Alto. The outside dining areas, very cheap parking meters, pleasant shopping areas and community feeling together with their beautiful city hall makes Redwood City a place where people want to spend time. They are doing their best to make it pleasant for spending time there.

Palo Alto does nothing to improve downtown except redoing Plazas that had nothing wrong with them.


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Dec 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

that's fine, just pls give plenty of public notice about the dates, places, and hours


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Posted by Closing won't happen
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Dec 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I can see California Avenue car-free but unfortunately University Avenue is the main entrance into the Stanford campus. They have objected before and will continue to object to any closing of University Avenue to vehicular traffic.


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