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Carmakers Push Electric Vehicles in Palo Alto

The public was welcomed to test drive electric vehicles at an industry-sponsored sales event on Sunday, September 17 at 3921 East Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. “This is your chance to view and drive several models all at once, without having to visit multiple dealers,” proclaimed the event’s sponsor, Acterra, which “brings…

San Mateo County Blames Traffic Hazards on Pedestrians

On Tuesday the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed that pedestrians are to blame for hazardous conditions on California streets, and passed a resolution urging the California Legislature to “take action to promote traffic safety by prohibiting use of cell phones while crossing streets.” Supervisor David Canepa proposed…

How Is Your Commute?

“How is your commute?” asked San Mateo Daily Journal Editor in Chief Jon Mays this morning. “We at the Daily Journal want to know for a series of stories on various ways people on the Peninsula get to and from work or school.” The Editor equates commuting with driving on…

San Jose Pitches Downtown Cycle Tracks

San Jose’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has decided that to cut car traffic and enable more residents and visitors to use bicycles a network of separated bike lanes, also called cycle tracks, will be installed. DOT staff and volunteer “popped-up” a temporary separated bike lane along the east side of…

Palo Alto Post: Vote No Caltrain Sales Tax

On Monday August 21 the Palo Alto Post penned a hard-hitting editorial urging voters to reject Caltrain’s proposed 2018 sales tax, which is over triple the tax the agency says it needs in operating subsidies to balance its budget. California Senate Bill 797, sponsored by state Senator Jerry Hill, would allow…

SamTrans Dumbarton Plan Pushes Highway Expansions, Blocks Bike Path

While the Dumbarton Corridor Study released last week by the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) proposes a set of ambitious bus and rail service improvements to ferry commuters over the Dumbarton Bridge, it also pushes massive highway traffic expansion projects, and blocks a ped/bike path favored by the local…