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Who's paying for the Georgia/Gunn Bike Path re-landscaping?

Original post made by Anonymous, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Aug 15, 2015

The weekend before school starts, the bike path between Georgia and Gunn H.S. is being re-landscaped by removing a center section next to Georgia, removing the pedestrian steps/gate at the Gunn side, and lining it with a Pittosporum Hedge. Who's paying for this? And how does it improve safety?

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Posted by GonOnTooLong
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 15, 2015 at 12:43 pm

The workers I spoke to this morning told me they were under contract to "Palo Alto". whether that is "City of" or "School District" they did not seem to know. Thus (and either way) I guess "We" are paying for it.

Personally, I like the change and am glad they removed the steps and gate.

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Posted by GoneOnTooLong
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 15, 2015 at 12:45 pm

And the fence lining the path was gone too. They were trenching for sprinklers where the fence was.

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Posted by Look at it this way....
a resident of Gunn High School
on Aug 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

In a city where Ken Hayes is in charge of architecture, and the Planning Commission is corrupt, we need all the beautification we can get.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Gunn High School
on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:29 am

This vhange is a really bad ideafor safety. If you dont believe me, try going in the other direction from bike traffic with someone small or elderly. The Gunn redesign was made on the assumption of that as their back entrance. Bet you in the neighborhood didnt realize that. Now kids can go zooming unimpeded in large gaggles without slowing down or looking where they are going.(They already werent looking where they were going but at least the hardscape forced them to slowdown.)

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