Posted by waste of money, a resident of the Menlo Park: Downtown neighborhood, on Dec 4, 2012 at 10:38 pm
Is it true that the government spent over $100 million of sales tax money for just a couple of miles of freeway ramps? What a boondoggle. Think of the important projects that were cancelled because of our over-dependence on cars. That amount of money could have gone a long way towards fixing local public education or public transit or health care.
Posted by give em $, they'll spend, a resident of another community, on Dec 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Don't even start. Look up the price tag on the pedestrian bridge. We could have funded a private limo service for every student needing to cross the freeway for 20 years for what that bridge cost or, less sarcastically, we could have improved pedestrian & bicycle crossings at willow and marsh - two direct pathways to Facebook commuters etc. Instead we have a huge concrete eyesoar dumping right into people's back yard only used by a handful. What a waste.
Posted by Rob, a resident of the Woodside: Emerald Hills neighborhood, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:35 am
Well I can tell you there is a remarkable improvement in traffic during my morning commute across that section. Extending it all the way down to 85 would be great and likely alleviate the main chokepoints on 101 southbound.
Now if we could get evening commute metering lights on the 280 northbound on-ramps at Sand Hill and Alpine and Page Mill the mid-peninsula would be more tolerable!