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Mass Transportation: Another view

Original post made by Wolf, another community, on Dec 28, 2008

In view of California's recent(?) love with public transportation and its bond funding, come hell or high (economic) water, this looks like an interesting take.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm

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To the extent people handle materials they can't phone it in, yet. If you work with ideas or data, fiber optics can be your freeway, transit or bike path. I work with people across the country with a pajama commute [Steady, don't try to picture it.] I have long proposed that Palo Alto cease paying for attendance at conferences and exhibitions and withdraw from any organization that does not accommodate videoconferencing. We recently witnessed a world Warmie conference where delegates generated more CO2 gettiing there than the average person causes in a lifetime. Why, if they were serious, did the delegates not teleconference?
I believe there is a need for neighborhood satellite office buildings with accommodations for people to do a day's work within walking distance of home. Kinda like the local coffee shop but with support facilities. Optimize rails for freight. Get real.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Dec 28, 2008 at 10:37 pm

All low income, high density developments in Palo Alto should only have 4 or 5 parking spaces and contain in rental agreements that they would not own a car or invite guests with cars or tell them not to drive to their places. This is the only way to reduce congestion on streets like Charleston and the new super high density housing proposed for Charleston near El Camino.

This same phlisophy should also apply to all high density housing near ;University Ave, California St, including the new proposed hotel on Page Mill and San Antonio Ave at Alma. With no cars allowed only people willing to use public transportation would rent or buy these units.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 29, 2008 at 1:46 am

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Again compulsion! And people wonder how the good Germans allowed it to happen. Wold Rick allow soma for the Deltas he would house?

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