When municipal leaders talk about parking in downtown business districts, the dialogue usually goes something like this:
Merchant Association: We need parking garages! And time limits on street parking!
Shoppers: We support downtown, but there’s no parking!
Downtown workers: There’s no parking, and I’m tired of skipping out every two hours to move my car!
City Office: We show 500 parking spaces within the downtown core. At most, 258 of them are used at any one time.
Environmentalists: Parking is EVIL!
You might remember Leyla Beban, the 14 year old girl who was killed while riding to school on Jefferson Avenue, Redwood City, California last November.
March 22 2013 Update: Redwood City Police determine driver not at fault in this fatal right hook.
The scope of the Farm Hill Boulevard traffic calming proposal in Redwood City, California just happens to include the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Alameda De Las Pulgas, where the driver of a pickup truck apparently made a right turn and steered his death machine into a 14 year girl on Monday morning. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
President Barack Obama’s visit to the Fox Theater in downtown Redwood City, California could mean an impromptou Open Streets Event for you as the Secret Service will close several downtown streets but leave many open for pedestrians and (probably) bikes.
Redwood City is the lone San Mateo County location for the Bay Area bike share experiment slated to open for business on July 1, 2012.