Posted by Marvin, a resident of the Charleston Gardens neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2007 at 6:48 pm
Since the city wants to have part of the race through Stanford, I think this would be a wonderful opportunity for Stanford to extract some concessions from the city of Palo alto, since they want to run part of the race through their private property.
Posted by Richard, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2007 at 7:02 pm
This is an opportunity that Palo Alto should not miss. It will bring many thousands of people to our downtown area, along with nationwide and possibly worldwide press coverage. I am glad to see the downtown business leaders supporting this. It rates up there with the Olympics and World Cup events that have been hosted at Stanford in the past. Previous Tour of California prologues have started on the Embarcadero in San Francisco and finished at the top of Telegraph Hill. It is hard to imagine lowly Palo Alto competing with that, but it might happen. Who knows, we might even get the University Ave. underpass re-paved and made safe for bicyclists!