A celebration of cycling to roll into Palo Alto Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Aug 9, 2012 at 11:04 am
On the list of things the Palo Alto community enjoys, bicycling and food are right at the top, and the Italian-inspired Gran Fondo bike ride and festival is bringing them together in a celebration of cycling and food Sept. 16 in front of City Hall.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 9, 2012, 9:05 AM
Posted by John Baum, a resident of the Triple El neighborhood, on Sep 16, 2012 at 7:28 am
The map shows a Sunday ride including a short loop through Palo Alto.
1) It runs through the pedestrian underpass connecting California Avenue beneath Alma Street and the railroad tracks.
2) This underpass is frequently unsafe because of cyclists who either cannot read or ignore the sign instructing them to walk their bikes.
3) It runs down California Avenue which is closed to traffic because of a long standing Farmer's Market on Sundays.
4) The Farmer's Market increases pedestrian traffic in the underpass.
At a minimum, the Palo Alto Police Department needs to post an officer at the underpass to keep a semblance of order.
I can only observe that it is a shame the planners of events like this do not take the time to inform themselves about other, long established events their plans my conflict with. Are the plans approved by Palo Alto officials? Do they know our town?