Oregon Expressway Vegetation Chaos
Original post made by @Resident on Jul 31, 2012
Many Palo Alto residents and visitors pass through Oregon Expressway. This street has the potential of being one the most scenic streets in the city. Unfortunately, the city does not seem to have a plan to tidy up the trees and fill the gaps in the center and both sides of the street. Some city planner has decided to randomly plant a variety of bushes and trees along the street. Each section of street is decorated with trees and bushes of different foliage and height. There are few small trees in the center that do not seem to grow anywhere. In short, there is vegetation anarchy along our heavily used Oregon Expressway. Why can't we beautify this street like the residential area of the University Avenue?
on Aug 1, 2012 at 12:34 am
Doesn't Santa Clara County "own" that expressway maintenance, not the City of Palo Alto? I seem to remember that it does. Does anyone know?
on Aug 1, 2012 at 11:12 am
If it's too beautiful maybe people will not take the care they need to negotiate this boulevard - which is critical, there are a lot of bikes and pedestrians that must use Oregon whose soul purpose is to cut through this area as fast as possible to El Camino and Page Mill ... I think a safety update might be first, or combine to two safety update and facelift, but right now it certainly is not an eyesore is it?
on Aug 1, 2012 at 11:53 am
Yes, likely that's all in the control of Santa Clara County -- too bad, since an overall attractive look would enhance this city considering all the traffic that uses this major thoroughfare.