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Today: Stanford trail back before supes

 

Stanford's proposal to build a trail along Alpine Road is back before the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 26.

The board will consider a resolution to "conduct public outreach" on this issue. The meeting starts at 9 a.m., but the trail proposal is item No. 17 on the agenda.

In 2008, the board unanimously rejected an offer by Stanford to spend $8.4 million to build a continuous trail along the south side of Alpine Road through the unincorporated communities of Stanford Weekend Acres and Ladera.

Many residents of those communities strongly opposed the plan, asserting that new trail would resemble a suburban sidewalk and be a safety hazard by attracting more bicyclists and pedestrians to a heavily trafficked arterial road.

The trail proposal is part of an agreement between Stanford and Santa Clara County that allows the university to expand its facilities in return for mitigation measures, including the building of trails.

● See Almanac story from Feb. 20, 2008, Supes reject Stanford offer on Alpine Road trail.

● Here is a link to the San Mateo County staff report and recommendation.

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