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Reigniting the University Avenue Pedestrian Mall Initiative

Original post made by James Thompson, University South, on May 13, 2009

Imagine this: University Ave-- from the CalTrain to Waverley-- transformed into a pedestrian-only urban park complete with outdoor restaurants, street performances, community events, trees and gardens, and bike-friendly infrastructure.

This Initiative seeks to do more than just block University Ave. We aim to tear up the road and create a unified and truly beautiful community space. Cities all over the nation and Europe demonstrate the success of Pedestrian Malls. They revitalize business, encourage alternative transportation, and reinforce a sense of community. It's an all-win situation.

So join our effort to transform University Avenue into Palo Alto's community gathering place. Start by joining our Facebook group:

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Posted by Sally
a resident of Midtown
on May 14, 2009 at 12:34 am

How many businesses do you have signed up so far?

You might have more luck converting the area around the California Ave. train station. That area is kind of dead to begin with, so the existing businesses might welcome a change.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on May 14, 2009 at 1:41 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Check the K Street Mall in Sacramento, another commercial slum.

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