Why do Stanford's signs only cover North Palo Alto? Around Town, posted by Midtown resident, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Mar 1, 2007 at 7:13 pm
I was driving down El Camino today and noticed all the signs for the Cantor museum. There are two signs per lamp post, on both sides of the roads, which works out to about every 15 or 20 feet. It is a lot of signage, which is why I noticed. They say something like "Come to the museum, it's your museum too"
What I'm curious about is why do the signs come to a dead stop at Oregon Expressway? There is not a single sign in South Palo Alto. Is there a reason for this? Given the amount of signage, it seems they could have spared a few signs for us poor un-cultured southies.
Any ideas why this might have happened?
PS Menlo Park is also not included. The signs stop right after Stanford Mall.
Posted by k, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Mar 2, 2007 at 11:31 am
Signs to a hospital are important - aren't they usually small and blue? (I recall something like that near El Camino Hospital...) I think when you exit 101 @ the big Embarcadero/Oregon intersection (at least coming from the south off 101) there is a small sign that says "hospital" directing people to go west on Embarcadero. I recently had a confused man ask me directions to the medical clinic (not the hospital) at the gas station on Embarcadero/101.
Posted by Palo Alto Teen, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Mar 18, 2007 at 5:56 pm
I'm not an expert on the topic, but I highly doubt that this move was made a conscious decision to deprive South Palo-Altans of what is "their museum, too." It must be just the Stanford property break - it would be strange to think that Stanford's advertisements would extend allllll the way down El Camino; they'd need to stop somewhere. And why not at the end of their land?