Portola Valley council 'neutral' on Alpine trail Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Oct 4, 2011 at 12:02 pm
Expanded version of story posted earlier. The Town Council of Portola Valley on Sept. 28 rejected the advice of George Mader, the town planner for 40 years and currently a planning consultant for the town, and has instead taken a neutral stance on an offer by Stanford University to improve a trail on Alpine Road, in part because the trail is not in Portola Valley.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 8:49 AM
Posted by Barbara, a resident of the Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2011 at 2:38 pm
As a former resident of Stanford Weekend Acres I understood that the trail was to off-set Stanford's new expanded facilities. The trail was originally proposed to be on Stanford land. If it were there, Ladera residents would be able to bike easily to a Stanford game with their child. Since no child bikes to school from Ladera or Stanford Weekend Acres it seems a bike path for recreation on Stanford property would be what is needed. The commuters to Stanford would also be able to avoid the Alpine congestion. Of course if the unspoken agenda is to widen Alpine Road to help the Stanford commuters in cars then the danger and inconvenience to individuals is not their concern.