New trail proposal wins backing of Palo Alto City Council
Original post made on Sep 5, 2012
[Web Link Palo Alto and Stanford team up on new trail proposal]
[Web Link Palo Alto could get $5 million for new bike bridge]
[Web Link Palo Alto makes bid for bike-bridge funds]
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on Sep 5, 2012 at 8:24 am
Can we have some clarification please.
Are bike trails, mtb trails for serious mountain bikers? If so, these are not suitable for hiking or for road bikes.
If these are bike dedicated bike paths, will they also be something that are suitable for pedestrians to use?
I think it is very important to clarify if these are something that are going to draw mountain bikers from all over the area, or if they are something that just makes recreational biking and hiking as well as commuting, easier.
on Sep 5, 2012 at 8:33 am
Here is a video of a serious bike trail? I think we need to know if one of these trails are what is being considered near the Dish. Web Link
on Sep 5, 2012 at 8:38 am
I'm glad that this project is finally getting started after 12 years of stalling.
However, I am very disappointed with the convoluted route they picked to cross I-280. The distance along this route is twice as long as it has to be, which will discourage almost all pedestrians from using it.
To answer the previous question, I'm pretty sure the trails east of I-280 are all paved and standard multi-use width (12 foot or so). West of I-280, they will probably all be narrow dirt trails.