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Caltrans unrelenting on parking rules for Woodside Road

Original post made on Jan 3, 2011

Responding to area bicyclists' complaints about Woodside's temporary reinstitution of midday parking in bike lanes on Woodside Road, the California Department of Transportation has put the kibosh on the town's attempt to alleviate downtown parking shortages.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 3, 2011, 9:54 AM

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Posted by dangerous
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Jan 3, 2011 at 10:46 am

Blocking the bicycle lanes with parked cars is incredibly dangerous. I am glad that city is no longer encouraging this.

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Posted by Ranch Gal
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Personally, to see a van pull into a local business parking lot and out come 10 cyclists with bikes and not patronize the businesses there, but only use the parking lot while they cycle our neighborhoods is not a good neighbor approach.

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Posted by Ole
a resident of another community
on Jan 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Parking in bike lanes is offensive as well as dangerous. They give us one little gravelly, beat-up sliver of pavement and tell us to stay there or get a ticket, then they put their cars in the middle of that sliver!

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Posted by Woody
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

How about a community bike area in the neighborhood of Canada and Runnymede Road? There is lots of parking and it's a very short distance for bicyclists to ride to town if they want to eat or shop. It could make a positive difference for everyone.

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Posted by Donald
a resident of another community
on Jan 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Excellent idea, Woody! Be sure to put a porta-potty there, too, and a water fountain. A positive solution like this does a lot more than complaints and hostility.

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