Street safety and livability have come up several times in the Mountain View Voice during the last several weeks. We are excited to see that an issue that is so important, but is often been ignored, come to the front of the city-wide dialogue.
Reporter Daniel DeBolt interviewed several Mountain View citizens for his article on September 7th “Long road ahead to boost city’s bike network” and an editorial “Time to slow down on California Street.” These articles highlight the need to for the city to once again lead on developing not only safe, but livable, and multimodal streets. The article mentions the city’s new 2030 General Plan as a catalyst for achieving this goal, but the true test will be follow-through and implementation.
On September 14th, Great Streets again was featured on the front page of the MV Voice with an article title “Over 200 bike-related injuries in five years” with research about bike accidents in Mountain View and an editorial “City needs to ramp up it’s cycling effort“.
If you believe the city should be doing a better job on creating safer, more livable streets, shoot an e-mail to the Editor of the Mountain View Voice at editor@MV-Voice.com and let them know how you feel! Also, sign up for the Great Streets newsletter to learn about future opportunities to improve our streets.