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by Anon, Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Sep 19, 2012
Unlike many people who post here, I have no objection to 3-5 story buildings in the built-up areas around town. But, many of these redevelopments have traditional suburban narrow sidewalks, with the structures right up against the sidewalk. The sidewalks are not being expanded as part of the redevelopments. New York City does it better than this. It is ugly, and, discourages foot traffic. If the city actually wants to encourage foot traffic, redevelopments need to widen the sidewalks.