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Construction along Page Mill west of Foothill?

Original post made by TrailTracker, Portola Valley, on Jul 14, 2010

Looks like some major path/sidewalk/trail being constructed along the south side of Page Mill, extending out to Deer Creek, so far.

Does anyone know if this is the south-side Trail that Stanford promised Santa Clara County?

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Posted by Arastradero user
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 14, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Stanford promised to build a public bike path from Foothill Expressway out to Arastradero Preserve. Hopefully, they are finally making good on that promise.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Actually Stanford has wanted to do this for years; it was San Mateo County which held it up for ions, then finally, reluctantly, approved it. There objection was that it would impact an otherwise pristine environment, and attract people into a rural atmosphere.


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Posted by Arastradero user
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Page Mill Expressway is a "pristine environment". Come on.

Besides, what does this have to do with San Mateo County? Page Mill Expressway is entirely within Santa Clara County.


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Posted by TrailTracker
a resident of Portola Valley
on Jul 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Its a bit more complicated. Two trails were promised: one along the south side (the one along Page Mill) and one along the North Side (Alpine Road). The glitch on the north-side trail is that Stanford does not want to use any of its land, and has been trying to move it across the creek into San Mateo. It has not been approved by San Mateo County, as there is impact on the existing Alpine Road and on the creek bed itself. Very emotional, and it will string out for years.

But: still waiting to see if in fact that construction is the Page Mill Trail. (Can not find it on the Stanford Construction Projects website, and was hoping someone did in fact know.)


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