Concerns over plans for area near station
At a recent community meeting hosted by Greenbelt Alliance and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, residents came together to voice concerns about plans being proposed for the Diridon Station area. They shared the same misgivings as Scott Herhold noted in his column (Page B1, Aug. 29): —'Downtown' claim just a wet noodle."
MarketCenter has more than 1,600 parking spaces -- which is 65 percent of the total area of the development. Now the city is considering this style of "freeway oriented retail" within the Diridon Station area. The attendees at last week's meeting were vocal in their desire for a station area that is vibrant as well as accessible to cyclists and pedestrians.
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
Published September 1, 2010 in the San Jose Mercury News.
Photo: John McNab