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Stanford hospital expansion could bring 10,000 new vehicle trips to the area per day

Original post made on May 25, 2010

Local residents and government officials are getting a detailed look at the potential impacts of a massive rebuilding of Stanford University's medical facilities in Palo Alto, near the Menlo Park border, following the release of an environmental report on May 19.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 6:06 PM

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Posted by Sarah
a resident of another community
on May 25, 2010 at 6:38 pm

Drill baby drill!


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Posted by Eminent D
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on May 26, 2010 at 6:34 am

"The university will be required to pay a "fair share" toward a long-planned bike and pedestrian underpass at Middle Road in Menlo Park."

Where did this come from?

Does the MP have some private knowledge of the outcome of High Speed Rail?


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Posted by susan smith
a resident of Woodside: other
on May 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

Then shouldn't they be in support of high spped rail?


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Posted by Gunther Steinberg
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on May 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm

I see no mention of the rush hour congestion on cars coming off and onto I-280 via Sandhill and Alpine Roads as well as Page Mill.
Junipero Serra between Alpine and Page Mill is a crush in the mornings and evenings,and the Page Mill southbound off ramp queue in the mornings is often a mile long on I-280.

Once upon a time (1964) someone had a Willow Expressway on the map, but that was abandoned over MP objections. There is no real connection from 101 via Willow, since it dead ends into a residential area.

I short, the planned expansion of Stanford totally strains the existing infrastructure ever more. Expecting people to come to Stanford on bicycles is a laugh, especially for patients and older employees. People cannot drop into the campus from the air.


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Posted by a concerned taxpayer
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 26, 2010 at 4:25 pm

"The Willow Expressway" would have put the full brunt of all the traffic on Menlo Park residents. Why not have a Sandhill Expressway connected to University instead? They get the tax benefit so Palo Alto residents should pay for it.


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Posted by Local resident
a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on May 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Don't let the traffic ranters take our eyes off the ball. If Stanford hospitals don't start their seismic upgrades soon--without outrageous demands from Palo Alto and Menlo Park--we will all be without service when the state (or Nature) shuts them down. I was just now jolted by a small quake. What will happen if the hospitals are hit with a Big One before the renovations are completed?

We are used to world-class medicine in our own back yard. Let's keep it that way. The EIR shows a few places where Stanford needs to respond; it clearly omits the cities' efforts to gouge the hospitals.


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