Tonight in Mountain View starting at 5pm, City Council will be reviewing the plans for the Shoreline connection to North Bayshore. Starting at around 8pm, Council will give crucial direction on the San Antonio Precise Plan.
San Antonio might start late - watch here for updates when the meeting is about to start!
For the Shoreline Plan - good proposals include protected bike lanes on Shoreline for the thousands of people who live within 5 miles of work, and a dedicated lane for shuttles, which would speed the route to the transit center by up to 67% in the PM peak. Making the connection from the Caltrain station faster for shuttle users and safer people with bikes will make Caltrain and transit a more attractive option.
For the San Antonio Plan - Council will set important direction tonight for how successfully the area will evolve from a car-dominant regional shopping center to an area with retail, homes and offices, and a lower share of driving.
* Unlike North Bayshore where Google is, Mountain View does not have transportation mode share goals to reduce driving - and it should
* Mountain View has a widening jobs housing imbalance contributing to spiking housing prices and long commutes. San Antonio is a reasonable place to help reduce the imbalance
* A key goal of the plan is to improve bicycle and pedestrian access. Key questions include bike lanes on San Antonio, the bike/ped connection to and from Caltrain, and bike/ped connections to Los Altos across El Camino Real
For more detail, see this blog post. If you care about how the San Antonio area evolves, come tonight or write City Council, attention firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details:http://peninsulatransportation.org/mountain-view-reviews-key-decisions-for-san-antonio-station-area-shoreline-corridor/