lensovet wrote: ↑Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:59 am
the nimbys in Atherton want the tracks to be buried below the ground, and there won't be any diesel smoke on any of these corridors in another decade.
Yep, having delivered pizzas in Palo Alto, and briefly lived in East P.A., long ago, I can say with whatever expertise that the tracks are considered a fact of life in the South Bay. If they'd originally been built closer to the 101 freeway, along the Bay, rather than inland towards El Camino Real, it might be possible today to imagine an elevated structure, opening up waterfront vistas with parkland underneath. But the immense size of the 101 would forgo even that possibility.
The tracks are through residential and commercial areas that are highly resistant to change and every square meter is valuable land.