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A City without a Mission

I feel that Cupertino is like a child trying by trial and error to finds its way.  It is a city without a Mission, Purpose or Vision.  There is no theme by which to guide the city towards the future.  … Continue reading

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What I Wished the City Would Do – Bicycle Paths

Background: Cupertino is a rather medium small city in the San Francisco Bay Area with a population of about 50,000.  It is the home to Apple the most profitable company in the world.  The city government has a healthy general … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Concern about Bicycle Subway Safety and the Handicap

In my last post Cities where Cars are not Needed I gave examples of some cities where cars did not play an essential role in the daily commuter lives of citizens.  In this article I briefly described the concept of the … Continue reading

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Cities where Cars are not Needed

Believe it or not there are a few cities in America where the majority of people do not routinely drive cars.  They are among the largest or most densely populated cities.  The problem people of these cities encounter is not … Continue reading

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Bicycle Subway of the Future

I have a vision of a Bicycle Subway of the distant future where subway tunnels run underground throughout the city with exist at convenient locations.  These subways will have mechanized ramps of the future which aid bicycles up to the … Continue reading

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Close Off Bubb And McClellan during Peak School Traffic

Why not close off Bubb Rd. from Rainbow Dr. to McClellan Rd. and McClellan Rd to just before Orange Ave. from let us say 8:00am to 8:30am and arrange with all schools in that area to start classes at 8:30am.  … Continue reading

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Union Pacific Railroad Trail for Bicycling and Walking

There is an unofficial trail along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks that is used by bikers and walkers daily.  People have been using this trail for more than 4 decades.  The Union Pacific has never band people from bike riding … Continue reading

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Physical Barriers on Boths Sides of McClellan Rd.

McClellan Rd. is wide enough that physical barrier curb-like structures can be used on both sides of the road.  A few houses across from Monta Vista High may have to have accommodations for garbage pickup.  I’ll have to check.  There … Continue reading

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Humped and Bumped Barriers on Bubb Road

A longitudinal semi-round humped strip about 6-8 inches wide and 3 inches high could line the Southbound side (School Side) of the road with no parking on that side of the road but allowing garbage truck to run over.  This … Continue reading

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Closing Southbound Lane on Bubb Rd. During Moring Student Commute

One possible solution is to close off the South bound lane (West side of street) during morning student commute hours and allow biking in the street with a 3 foot buffer between bicyclists and cars.  This limits car traffic to … Continue reading

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