On Nov. 21 the trustees of the Mountain View Los Altos Union ( MVLA) High School District trustees unanimously approved using a traffic and parking study to guide future improvements.
The study predicts that by 2020, Los Altos and Mountain View high schools will each have an additional 450 students and 10 new full-time teachers.
A report prepared by TJKM Transportation Consultants estimates that Mountain View High School will require an additional 113 parking spaces and Los Altos High School 108. It concludes that the streets surrounding the campus – Jardin Drive, Alicia Way and Valencia Drive – are capable of handling the growth. By 2020 there will be 10 new teachers and 450 more students at each high school – Los Altos High and also at Mountain View High.
The report stresses the importance of encouraging car pooling and biking to deflect auto congestion. It suggests it may become necessary to limit parking permits to only those student who live more than 1 mile away. There may be a new drop off zone created along Jardin to supplement the one on Almond. One quarter of parking spots may be reserved for carpools up from 8 spots now.
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