Stop the Dish Trail Sellout
trail plan route
Stanford signed an agreement with the Santa
Clara County Supervisors to build two trails in the Dish area, connecting
the campus to parks in the foothills.
Now Stanford is trying to get out of it.
Santa Clara County has a Countywide Trail Master
Plan. All developers are required to dedicate easements for trails
that cross their land. The trail plan shows two trails across Stanford
land in the Dish area. Stanfordís General Use Permit, the subject
of big political battles last year, requires them to dedicate the
easements by December 12, 2001, or have their building permits held
But Stanford doesnít want public trail easements.
Theyíre claiming the bike path along Alpine Road can be used instead
of one trail. And they claim itís not their problem that the other
trail, which should connect Stanford Avenue to the Arastadero Preserve,
would have to cross I-280 at a busy interchange instead of using
an existing service road tunnel.
Santa Clara Countyís Department Parks and Recreation
and the Planning Commission have to go along with Stanford to let
this happen. Donít let them.
Contact Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz
Kniss at 408-299-3540.
(Or click here to E-mail her at email@example.com).
Tell her to make Stanford do what they agreed.
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Last update November 3, 2001.