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With visitors on the rise, Palo Alto eyes safety improvements at Foothills Nature Preserve

Original post made on Aug 24, 2023

With Foothills Nature Preserve seeing a surge of visitors, Palo Alto is preparing to install new pathways, parking areas and traffic-calming measures with the aim of making roads of safer and protecting sensitive habitats.

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Posted by TR
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Aug 24, 2023 at 2:39 pm

TR is a registered user.

Since we're rethinking more public usage and integration of different classes of users, could we please finally fix the stupid thing that bicycles are forbidden to pass the 100 meters from the Arastradero Creek Trail in the Pearson Arastradero park to the roadway in Foothills park. This is a legacy of the days when Foothills park had restricted access to Palo Alto residents only. Because of this, cyclists cannot use the safe, pleasant ride up through Arastradero, connecting to the roadways in Foothills park to reach Page Mill Road. This must be a legacy of the days when the park was only for Palo Alto residents. It is extra insulting since it is listed as part of the Bay to Ridge trail. All it would take is to change the rule and a sign.

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