When will the bike underpass in south Palo Alto re-open? never?
Original post made by Willem on Aug 12, 2012
Was the under pass closed to create a false 'problem', which can only be 'solved' by a $4M to $9M bike overpass at the same location, but with artistic frills and a scenic overlook, as proposed by the city?! Is the existing, and as far as I know, still perfectly functional and usable underpass, being held hostage until the city secures the grants they expect to pay for this really unnecessary project.
A new bike overpass would be nice, no argument from me, but why must the existing underpass remain closed in the interim? Will cyclists and pedestrians be forced to cross the San Antonio overpass until the city and staff realize millions for a bike bridge don't fall from the sky very often?
on Aug 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm
The bike path is closed because of construction on Hwy 101. It won't reopen until the Hwy 101 construction is finished, which is probably next year. Caltrans chose not to provide a bicycle detour because bicyclists are unimportant to their mission.
on Aug 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm
>>"Caltrans chose not to provide a bicycle detour because bicyclists are unimportant to their mission."
Kudos to Caltrans. At least someone has common sense.
on Aug 13, 2012 at 10:21 am
well I informed them of a looped detector that was not detecting my bike, they met me at the signal the next day to have me demonstrate and the fixed it while I was there.
"bicyclists are unimportant to their mission"
so I think that statement is more about your anti-bike opinions than their mission.