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Funds rejected by San Mateo County may pay for new trail network

Original post made on Sep 12, 2012

An eleventh-hour request from Palo Alto and Stanford University for a grant that would greatly accelerate the city's ambitious bike plan and create an expansive trail network around the Stanford Dish glided past the City Council on Tuesday night, Sept. 4, and now heads to the Santa Clara County for approval.

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Posted by Broken Pavement
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on Sep 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Good work on Palo Alto's part quickly seizing on this opportunity. Meanwhile San Mateo County lives on with a segment of 'trail' along Alpine Road that most reasonable people find unacceptable and un-passable. As the Alpine 'trail' slides into the creek, the possibility of What Could Have Been hopefully will weigh heavily on the dissenting members of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors who in their imminent wisdom turned down these same $10.4M in funds to repair a section of this trail. We should all never underestimate the power of a small band of motivated zealots to undermine a logical decision that otherwise would have been made. I still find it hard to believe that in these fiscal times that any government agency turned down monies to improve infrastructure. Disgusting, really.