Discussion Forum

If you support the idea of developing this bike/recreation path, please post a message here!  Also please post any suggestions or concerns about the project.

28 Responses to Discussion Forum

  1. mself says:

    This could be Redwood City’s version of the Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View, which is really popular.

  2. Dan says:

    There is a strong national movement in support of this kind of multi-use trail project. Hard to believe that Redwood City, which I would have thought of as a fairly forward thinking and green city, isn’t willing to get with the program and make this amazing resource available to our citizens.

  3. Naomi Andrews says:

    Great idea!

  4. Heather Grant says:

    This is such a good idea! We have lamented the lack of safe traffic-free bike trails for familes in our neighborhood – we end up driving to Stanford or the Reservoir/ Camp Sawyer trail. We’d love to have this nearby.

  5. Mark says:

    Excellent! I can see this trail being a nice commute alternative, as well. I totally support this project. Two suggestions: Seek funding through C/CAG and look into how South San Francisco got the Centennial Way Trail built.

  6. Neil Heller says:

    Outstanding idea!!!!

  7. Christy Story says:

    Hope San Mateo figures out how to support this idea – it would be a great asset

  8. Thanks for taking the initiative on this great idea!

  9. Tony Luna says:

    I think this is a great idea on how to put some excellent unused space to work. I’ve forwarded this to some others who would also appreciate. Let me know how I can help.

  10. natasha says:

    Great idea. Redwood City has minimal bike trails and this would add a great recreational option on currently “unused” space in the commuity. Redwood City needs more outdoor options for the residents to take advantate of its “climate best, by government test” environment.

  11. Margaret Pye says:

    What a great idea! This would provide me a good “leg” of my regular bike commute to and from work. Convenient and pleasant!

  12. Lowell Prehara says:

    This is a wonderful idea, a good use of space, provides a non-car infested path for bikes that we really need more of. I would also like to see more effective bike lanes connected south to Stanford area, north to San Carlos, and eventually the whole length of the peninsula. That way, more bicycle commuting could be promoted on the peninsula releiving some 101 & 280 congestion. Of course, this will be a much larger and longer project goal than this section.

  13. Dave Story says:

    Hey Matthew, great idea. I would use it!

    Dave

  14. Kevin Osinski says:

    I agree with Tony — it’s a great way to make use of a fallow right-of-way.

  15. billy james says:

    Great idea. I’m not familiar with Stevens Creek Trail but it would be great if it could be like Sawyer Camp Trail (or the one off Baseline Road in Claremont, on the way to Mt. Baldy)— for strollers, joggers, bicyclists (under 15mph) and could it be ADA compliant? Bound to be at least one neighbor to complain — but maybe there are enough young families along the way to counteract that sort of opposition…

  16. David O'Connell says:

    Matt – after the SVBC meeting tonight, I sent an email to my contact at the SFPUC to get me the contact name and number for the individual who can answer questions on the Palo Alto Pipeline. I hope that this person can come to the next monthly meeting and shed some light on Right of Way issues, or any other questions that you may have.

  17. D. Brien says:

    This is a fantastic idea.

  18. Chris Yeh says:

    Love this idea. I’m picturing a path full of kids (and adults) on scooters!

  19. herb masters says:

    I think this is great. I hope SFWD and the neighbors agree and don’t make it difficult. This sadly might be assaulted by the NIMBY (literally) folks.
    I would love to see the other pipline easement that runs southeast from this one and runs out through Fair Oaks area and continue on through Menlo Park and East Palo Alto to tie in with the Bay Trail.

  20. Fantastic idea, but I’m having a difficult time figuring out who’s behind this; the site is a bit thin on details. Historically, it’s been tough getting the SF/Hetch Hetchy folk to allow for this sort of thing, or so we’ve been told. Has this changed? Regarding funding, if the city really got behind this, there may still be a shot at funding through the livable communities act. Hope it all works out! –Mike Jacoubowsky, Partner, Chain Reaction Bicycles

  21. Jennifer Tegnerud says:

    This is an excellent idea, one I had myself as I pushed my stroller up and down the hills of RWC, around the area of this projected path. The sidewalks in RWC aren’t that great, and you don’t realize that until you have a stroller and you watch your babies head bump all over the place. Let me know what I can do to help push this project forward!

  22. mself says:

    Check out the news article about the bike path project on RedwoodCityPatch: http://redwoodcity.patch.com/articles/local-resident-proposes-new-recreation-and-bike-path

  23. Hayley says:

    I would love to help with making this happen – great idea!

  24. Sarah says:

    I think this is a fantastic idea! I totally support this!

  25. What’s the update on this plan? Any action?

    If we can do anything to help promote it we’d be happy.

    Joe
    motostrano/suburbanbikes
    926 broadway st, rwc

  26. mself says:

    The Redwood City Parks Department submitted a preliminary application to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to get access to the land for purposes of a public trail. The application was submitted in May and they are waiting for SFPUC to complete their review. The target was the “end of the summer”, so I hope to hear something soon.

    The review will determine what next steps are necessary, but the process is sure to include an environmental review (CEQA) as well as community outreach to determine how residents would like to see the space used and what concerns adjacent neighbors may have.

  27. Jonathan Rayner says:

    I would be ecstatic to see this happen. If there’s anything that the general public can do (show support at meetings, etc), please let us know. Matthew – thanks for all the hard work of creating this vision!!

  28. Anthony says:

    http://redwoodcity-woodside.patch.com/articles/san-francisco-puc-says-no-to-redwood-city

    this insanely great idea has hit a bump, very disappointing. now the question is what we can do. i’m happy to write and call anyone in authority about it. please let me know how to help.

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