good news by judge on Cal Av litigation, Palo Alto
- Judge dismisses challenge to California Ave lane reduction
Palo Alto can proceed with its ambitious plan to reduce lanes on California Avenue and add a host of... (Tuesday, 9:47 AM)
The legal victory could help Palo Alto overcome another legal challenge to the California Avenue plan. Last month, Robert Davidson of California Paint Company filed a suit that also challenges the city's environmental documents. Much like Ogawa and Shuchat, Davidson alleges that the city had inaccurately described the project and illegally split the project into phases for environmental analysis rather than evaluate the project as a whole....Suggestion: send a personal letter to "Palo Alto City Council" <city.council@...>, stating you are delighted with this decision and wish the city to expedite the project. Merchants have been particularly upset about the poor condition of the road - point out that the sooner the project gets underway, the sooner the street will be resurfaced, which will please all.Add some words as to why you support making the street more pedestrian-oriented - the intent of the project, along with the addition of bike sharrows that will, along with the wider lane (as opposed to two narrower lanes), make cycling more inviting.
thanks! Let's hope the second case goes as well as this one!sharrows on 2-lane street below....Irvin