A female bicyclist was killed on Alpine Road this summer at the intersection of Interstate 280 in San Mateo County. Do we need to wait until another death or injury occurs to take action to accept Stanford's $10 million offer to plan and to repair this intersection and the three-mile stretch of trail along Alpine Road that is called the Lower Alpine Trail?
I demand that our three female county supervisors who voted "no" on even starting planning for this process change their vote immediately to "yes." There is still time. Supervisors Rose Jacobs Gibson, Adrienne Tissier and Carole Groom all need to walk or ride their bikes daily along this section of the road over the next week, not only to save carbon credits as was advocated at the supervisors' Dec. 13 meeting, not only to provide a way for children and adults to exercise safely, as they advocated for a fee-based indoor sport facility, but also to understand why roughly half of the people who waited four hours at that meeting demanded they vote to study this plan, using money available from Stanford University.
Karen Butterfield, Coquito Court, Portola Valley