Woodside to discuss next steps for its downtown plan, including community workshops
Original post made on Jul 22, 2013
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on Jul 22, 2013 at 9:13 am
What we really need is a traffic light at the Canada Rd & Woodside Rd intersection. Most of the traffic problems in town are caused by congestion at that intersection.
on Jul 22, 2013 at 11:45 am
I support changes to the Canada/Woodside intersection that improve safety. Half the time it's not clear whose "turn" it is to go next, and I feel like accidents are about to happen. I also don't want my children crossing that intersection on foot or bike for the same reason.
Perhaps long-term residents have figured out how to navigate the instersection more smoothly, but if half the traffic is from elsewhere... many probably feel like me.
Add an entry to Bucks on Canada Rd. and some traffic will be reduced.
Add restrooms and picnic area somewhere within walking distance, if feasible, for the bicycle tourists AND locals, and be happy we have such a lovely town and roads. It's a quandry where to put it, I know. Suggestions?
on Jul 22, 2013 at 3:48 pm
Woodside residents may want to take a lesson from other peninsula cities such as Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City and Menlo Park: don't hire a consultant, don't have "visioning" sessions, don't radically upzone your downtown, don't create plans that are hostile to people driving and parking.
Take a drive along El Camino or Alma in these cities and you'll see what you'll get if you rezone for multi-story high-density mixed-use developments. This is urbanization, and the last thing Woodside needs.
In fact, if you like your town the way it is, do NOT rezone it!