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Bicyclists and Alma St.
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on Aug 29, 2006
Now that we have made cycling safer on Charleston and taking into account that we have car barriers to stop motorists using Bryant, isn't it time to let Alma take its true status by not allowing bikes either southbound or northbound. This is one of the few 35 speed limits and rightly so. It is used as a through route to keep faster traffic off neighborhood streets (note I said faster and not speeding), and rightly so. Traffic has to move around Palo Alto in a timely safe fashion and we need to make sure that through traffic goes through in a safe street specifically designed for traffic. As a consequence, our many cyclists need to acknowledge that there are some streets that are just not safe for them and there is no need for them to be there. Ultimately, we should be looking at upgrading Alma into Expressway status continuing Capital Expressway, and living in the real world not in a blinkered Shangrila.
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