Cherie Walkowiak
I live in Mountain View, CA

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Cherie Walkowiak

Action Alert:
On Tuesday, September 20th, Mountain View City Council will be voting on whether Anton Development should install bike lanes on Escuela Avenue from Latham Street to California Avenue.

Come to the city council meeting. Wear green or blue. Details:
Tuesday, September 20th, 6:30
City Hall, Council Chambers
500 Castro Street

More info here:
www.safemountainview.org/news/...

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Action Alert: Support Bike Lanes on Escuela

by Cherie Walkowiak

On Tuesday, September 20th, Mountain View City Council will be voting on
whether Anton Development should install bike lanes on Escuela Avenue from
Latham Street to California Avenue.

This road is currently too dangerous for most people to feel comfortable
riding on.  Installing bike lanes will make it possible...

www.safemountainview.org/news/...

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Posted Sep 17, 2016
Serge Bonte
Serge Bonte
Sep 18, 2016

As much as I support these much needed bike lanes on Escuela, I am completely opposed to financing them as a public benefit from a development in another part of town (San Antonio area) .

The San Antonio is very deficient in bike/pedestrian facilities; it doesn't have a single safe route to schools (all in Los Altos across El Camino Real).

If the developments in the San Antonio Area don't provide local bike/pedestrian improvements, who will pay for them....and when?

Posted by Serge Bonte on Sep 18, 2016
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Cherie Walkowiak

The moment we’ve been waiting for has arrived - the Castro Street redesign has been released!! Please find the agenda here:
Agenda (Item 3.1): legistar1.granicus.com/mountai...

You will find also an overview of the design in "Attachment 2 - Overall Castro Street Improvement," in the Agenda above.
Details about the design are in the Study Session Memo, also in the Agenda above.

City staff will present the design and take public comments at a study session at 5pm Tuesday, February 9th in Council Chambers at City Hall (500 Castro Street). Bring a middle school student, and wear green in solidarity!!

Safe Mountain View will hold a meet-up outside City Hall at 4:30 for supporters to band together before the study session. RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-up-s...

If you can’t make it to the study session, please write a letter of support to City Council:
citycouncil@mountainview.gov

Some things we LOVE about this design are:
- protected bike lanes
- green paint
- safety islands at some of the intersections
- the elimination of the slip lane at Miramonte
- bulb outs to shorten the crossing distance for people walking across the street

Cheers!
Cherie Walkowiak
www.SafeMountainView.org

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Posted Feb 5, 2016
Anand Hattiangadi
Anand Hattiangadi
Feb 5, 2016

Lots to love about the design. Protected bike lanes, bulb-outs, etc. However I don't see a solution for the scariest part of biking to Graham from OMV/Castro - turning left into the school parking lot. Currently this involves merging across 2 lanes and taking an unprotected left across traffic. Currently most kids avoid this by biking the wrong way down the sidewalk to Graham, or turning onto Sonia Way and then biking into the back of Graham (diametrically opposite to most of the bike parking at Graham). I worry that with the current design it will actually be harder to cut across traffic to the unprotected left, and biking the wrong way down the Graham side will actually be harder as well.
I would like to see a plan for the left turn, ideally something along the lines of www.peopleforbikes.org/blog/en...
How does one provide feedback/help improve the design?

Posted by Anand Hattiangadi on Feb 5, 2016
Cherie Walkowiak
Cherie Walkowiak
Feb 5, 2016

You can write a message to: citycouncil@mountainview.gov

Or it you are free, you could come to the study session and tell council what you think: 5pm City Hall - 500 Castro Street

Safe Mountain View will hold a Meet-Up before the study session. We'll band together outside City Hall at 4:30.

Posted by Cherie Walkowiak on Feb 5, 2016
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Cherie Walkowiak

Good news! Word has it Mountain View city Staff has added protected bike lanes to the list of improvements they are proposing for Castro Street in front of Graham Middle School. This is great for the students' commute to school! The design is scheduled to be released on February 5th.

Come support the design at a Study Session February 9th at City Hall, 5:30. Meet up with other supporters outside City Hall at 5pm. Wear green to show support!
www.safemountainview.org/event...

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Support Protected Bikeways for Graham Students

Come support the improvements the City wants to make for Graham Middle
School students.  They need our support!

Details:

Where:  Mountain View City Hall: 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

When: Tuesday, February 9th

* 5pm - 5:20: Meet-up outside City Hall - RSVP
* 5:30 - 6:30: Study Session inside City...

www.safemountainview.org/event...

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Posted Jan 10, 2016
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Cherie Walkowiak

Community Choice Energy is coming to town!. Come learn what you need to know about CCE and give feedback at a community meeting at Mountain View's City Hall on Thursday, October 8th. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a friend!
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/e/mountain-...
Learn more: www.carbonfreemountainview.org...

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Posted Oct 2, 2015
Bruce England
Bruce England
Oct 3, 2015

Yes, let's do it. This is part of a more sustainable future with reduced carbon emissions!

Posted by Bruce England on Oct 3, 2015
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Cherie Walkowiak

If you would like to see 35 Miles of protected bike lanes in Mountain View, let city council know by Monday night!! Here's how: www.safemountainview.org/conta...

The Bike Transportation Plan Update is coming before City Council next Tuesday, July 7th during their City Council Meeting (meeting info: www.safemountainview.org/event...). Council will be reviewing the first draft of the Bicycle Transportation Plan Update (Bike Plan: www.mountainview.gov/civicax/f...), and would love input from the public. The Bike Plan is Item 7.1 on the agenda (agenda: mountainview.gov/civicax/fileb...). If you'd like to give public comments in person, head over to Town Hall Tuesday night. the meeting starts at 6:30 pm, but there is a lot on the agenda before the Bike Plan, so 8pm is probably plenty early. Hope to see you there!

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Posted Jul 2, 2015
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