Open Space District launches massive 'vision plan'
Original post made on Mar 27, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 9:54 AM
on Mar 27, 2013 at 10:17 am
Open space is great, but the biggest improvement it needs right now is better accessibility without encouraging private car use. Almost all the open space is west of Hwy 280, while most of the population lives east of Hwy 280. Safe non-car routes across the highway are very limited and even if you do make it across, the roads to the open space are generally very narrow with no shoulders or sidewalks and too many speeding cars. Public transit is non-existent. I hope the open space district can work with local communities to improve access routes to our open space so that the general public can enjoy it more without the pollution of private cars.
on Mar 27, 2013 at 10:46 am
I love, appreciate, and utilize the open space that we have on the Peninsula. I remain amazed at the vision the MPOSD founders had in preserving open space before it got gobbled up.
Thanks you MPOSD (and the other local land trusts).
My only suggestions are to make expand the preserve trails system and involve the community more. Looks like this process is under way!
on Mar 27, 2013 at 11:32 am
While I appreciate the open spaces, I feel they are going too far. We need to encourage local holisic farms and maybe even some dense affordable housing. Also watch TED talk Web Link to learn more, though it applies more to grasslands.