When will the bike underpass in south Palo Alto re-open? never?
Original post made by Willem, College Terrace, on Aug 12, 2012
Was the under pass closed to create a false 'problem', which can only be 'solved' by a $4M to $9M bike overpass at the same location, but with artistic frills and a scenic overlook, as proposed by the city?! Is the existing, and as far as I know, still perfectly functional and usable underpass, being held hostage until the city secures the grants they expect to pay for this really unnecessary project.
A new bike overpass would be nice, no argument from me, but why must the existing underpass remain closed in the interim? Will cyclists and pedestrians be forced to cross the San Antonio overpass until the city and staff realize millions for a bike bridge don't fall from the sky very often?