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Woodside: Neighbors and equestrians contest use of roadside

Original post made on Aug 14, 2018

Residents of Marva Oaks Drive, a cul-de-sac off Raymundo Drive in Woodside, are pushing back against demands by some equestrians to add a trail and a horse-trailer parking area to the equestrian amenities in the area.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 8:33 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by susan smith
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 14, 2018 at 8:41 am

Woodside is a town, not a city. Keep Woodside Rural.


Posted by Cameron
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Aug 14, 2018 at 12:52 pm

It seems crazy to provide parking up a steep hill and in a narrow cul-de-sac for horse trailers. Parking is no longer allowed on the wider Raymundo because it would potentially impede emergency vehicles, so why are we talking about parking in this narrower spot?

What's wrong with having the horse trailers park on Runnymede, where there is plenty of room, then have the equestrians access Huddart via the Crystal Springs trail at the end of Runnymede in the SFPUC Watershed? Granted, there's a steep hill involved, but we're asking hikers and runners to do the same thing.


Posted by Woodside Equestrienne
a resident of Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on Aug 20, 2018 at 7:50 am

I agree with Cameron and the 18 people (so far) who have selected LIKE for his comments posted August 14th. This is another power play by the Town of Woodside and its committees to strong-arm residents. I know the area described very well. There is a fire hydrant located directly near the sign depicted in the Almanac. I'm surprised the photographer omitted that important detail from the photo - that seems like manipulative photo journalism to me. Creating unnecessary horse trailer parking in a known landslide area and obstructing a fire hydrant (especially with all the fires in California) is crazy - just as Cameron states. There is vast,flat parking available on Runnymede - safer for the horses, safer for the tax-paying residents of Marva Oaks x Raymundo.


Posted by Oppose no parking signs
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 20, 2018 at 9:10 am

I vehemently oppose no parking signs on Marva Oaks. That is a public road, and is used by many residents to hike into the park.

No parking signs would turn it into a private road. If you plan to do that, there are dozens and dozens of other roads around town that would as well. That's a bad idea for a community, as it prohibits neighborhood parking for social events, hiking, and more.

No parking signs are uncalled for on a public street. I'd sign a petition in a heartbeat to prohibit them.


Posted by justaskme
a resident of Woodside: other
on Aug 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm

Oh please just use the horse park so you can drive your trailers.


Posted by Huddart Hiker
a resident of Woodside: other
on Oct 20, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Just plain WRONG!

No parking signs make this a private road for the benefit of five homeowners at taxpayer expense.

It’s also NOT a good look for the Town of Woodside to allow wealthy landowners to restrict public access to a county park. Vinod Khosla became a national villain by restricting public access to Martin’s Beach. Woodside should encourage the public to use their county parks!!

I also find it troubling the Town Engineer never removed the fake/illegal No Parking signs that have been on Marva Oaks for quite some time.

Town Council should reverse their decision on No Parking on Marva Oaks


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