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Atherton to re-examine Caltrain stops in town

Original post made on Jan 16, 2019

Atherton Rail Committee members are backtracking on their recommendation to add service to the Atherton Caltrain station in light of the recent introduction of a state bill that could require new housing to be built along busier transit corridors.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 3:25 PM

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14 people like this
Posted by Caltrain Stupidity
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 16, 2019 at 6:12 pm

The Atherton Caltrain stop is a useless waste of space. Bulldoze it and stop wasting money. The elderly of Atherton are not taking Caltrain and never will take Caltrain.


5 people like this
Posted by Repeal the Law
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Jan 17, 2019 at 11:22 am

I'm sure the motivation behind these new State housing laws are coming from a good place and that the proponents are truly trying to solve real problems. However, they are creating many unintended problems. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I do not support the State allowing unimpeded high density development all in the name of "low income housing" even in the cases where the Town planners and the Town citizens are vehemently against it? Are we truly powerless to decide the fate of our town?

It's time to either repeal these laws (like accessory dwelling units) or introduce new limits to prevent developers from steam rolling over strong opposition.

If the laws can't be changed that I encourage Town officials from exploring new and inventive ways to make development so difficult that it is practically impossibly to approve such developments.



10 people like this
Posted by Robert
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2019 at 12:29 pm

Atherton: We want full-service rail and Caltrain to fix our station.

CA govt: OK, then you have to build apartment buildings.

Atherton: Nopenopenopenopenope. We gone.


8 people like this
Posted by Robert Cronin
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jan 17, 2019 at 5:13 pm

Atherton once more confirms its reputation as arrogant and self-centered.


9 people like this
Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 17, 2019 at 5:21 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

"Atherton once more confirms its reputation as arrogant and self-centered."

Just reflection of the majority of people that live there.


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Posted by East Bay Ride or Die
a resident of another community
on Jan 17, 2019 at 10:47 pm

Why not just bulldoze all of Atherton and be done with it?


3 people like this
Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Jan 18, 2019 at 1:28 am

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Do not confuse the fine residents of Atherton with the actions of their appointed representatives.


7 people like this
Posted by A
a resident of another community
on Jan 18, 2019 at 4:12 am

Some Atherton residents want other people to pay $250 billion to move their station 60 feet underground. Difficult to justify that expense to service such a sparse population.


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Posted by Stephen Inoue
a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Feb 8, 2019 at 8:04 am

Atherton should look to add a fenced bike trail along the track from Menlo Park to Redwood City where residents could easily get to a station with weekday service.


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