Town Square

Post a New Topic

Construction along Page Mill west of Foothill?

Original post made by TrailTracker 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?

Comments (4)

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.


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.


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.


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.)


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Most Seniors do not Need Senior Housing But Could Benefit from other Choice to Remain in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 47 comments | 1,905 views

Custom pizza joint on its way to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 1,751 views

"The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"
By Anita Felicelli | 0 comments | 1,195 views

I Spy
By Cheryl Bac | 5 comments | 1,071 views

The Cinderella ride
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 817 views