Letters to the Editor

Cuesta Drive: Not such a safe route to school

I noticed that the June 7 and 14 issues of the Town Crier featured a series of articles about the dangers of biking to school in south Los Altos.

I would like to bring your attention to one of the most dangerous areas of the city: Cuesta Drive between El Monte Avenue and Springer Road. Two weeks ago a high school student riding his bike in the morning was struck by a car in the intersection of Cuesta and El Monte. Then just the other day, there was a car collision in the same intersection during the after-school hours, between 3 and 4 p.m. These collisions are a consequence of the unaddressed speed and traffic issues on Cuesta Drive.

Letters to the Editor

First Street Green a ‘gift’ from LACI

I have lived in Los Altos for many years and have been fortunate to raise my family here. The First Street Green is a welcome addition to downtown, and I fully support Los Altos Community Investments creating an environmentally friendly new office building and public plaza.

From time immemorial, cities and villages have had a central gathering place for all residents, ranging from a water well to a magnificent park. The First Street Green would fulfill that need for Los Altos. In addition, it would provide a community stage for our local groups to hold outdoor presentations, a seating area with comfortable chairs and tables for socializing and people-watching, a large natural grass lawn and a bonus of 40 more parking spaces.

Online Comments

Regarding “Downtown library would be a bold move” (Letters to the Editor, June 7): No city funds should pay for this. If some Silicon Valley fat cat wants to finance this, fine, but taxpayers already contribute to the library. – Steve Ly

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