Posted by No Jaywalking, a resident of Mountain View, on Nov 15, 2007 at 11:52 pm
All along El Camino Real between Shoreline and Ringstorff Avenue and points in between there are countless jaywalkers crossing El Camino Real. The major problem is between Escuela and Miraposa. These [portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff] people do not care about the traffic law or their own life's They run and sometimes just walk across El Camino without a care of the traffic. This problem is a failure of the Mountain View Police Department of not enforcing the jaywalking law. Mountain View could also help by putting a fence down the middle of El Camino Real to help to stop this problem.
Posted by saddened, a resident of another community, on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:24 pm
Where in the story did it claim that the man was jay-walking? He was found on the SIDE of the road. Nothing more, nothing less. The jumping to conclusions here is just shameful. My condolences to his family - this is a very sad loss.
Posted by Peter, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Nov 16, 2007 at 1:36 pm
i'm very careful at crosswalks since coming to california. there are just a lot of people on the streets - walking, biking, etc.
that said, as careful as i am, it seems like any time i drive on el camino and am making a turn onto or off el camino, i think, 'damn - that person is lucky i'm being so careful and paying close attention, else they'd be done'.
these burbs are not safe for any type of non-car person/vehicle/etc. - whether you cross at the proper place or not.
i'd support a complete safety and lifestyle overhaul of our society. massive taxes to car drivers. massive subsidies to walkers and bikers. cut all subsidies to the auto and oil industries.
walking around palo alto/mountain view/etc - too dangerous.
Posted by Fireman, a resident of another community, on Nov 16, 2007 at 1:54 pm
Have you looked at the sidewalks in Palo Alto. You will trip and break your neck.. Walk in the street break your leg stepping in a pot hole. If you do not get run over. There are so many bad guys to chase they do not have time to give jaywalking tickets..
I remember there was a time when the police started giving jaywalking tickets on University Ave.Lasted 2 days I think.. Then someone who had THE PULL got one..So no more tickets.. How many times have you seen a police officer on the ave and all kinds of crazy stuff going on. They were looking the other way I bet? Unless you look like you have NO PULL..