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☆ BURLINGAME DENSITY KARMA ☆ This is the ULTIMATE NIMBY story, since there are those that live in Burlingame that happily push DENSITY upon the rest of North Park while wanting to keep any and all DENSITY away from where they live. Can anyone reading this story imagine the impact of having people parking on your street that don't reside there! I wonder what everyone will think when the word gets out that Burlingame has plenty of free safe street parking that is also just a cheap taxi ride away from the Airport. Now that more drivers also carry bicycles, expect to see neighborhoods, like Burlingame, that have traditionally been sheltered from commuter traffic to become on street parking lots, so those that do commute can park for free and then use their bicycles for their "last mile" of commuting, which has already been happening in other parts of North Park. Up to now, Burlingame has been sheltered physically by its nearby canyons and politically by their wealthy residents influence both in Council District 3 and City Hall (as the above article illustrates) but now as Bob Dylan sang a long time ago, "The times they are a changing". If DENSITY is being shoved down the throats of North Park residents by the North Park Planning Committee (whose Chair just happens to live in Burlingame), why should Burlingame residents be spared, since it too is so very close to Downtown and it is located along a major bus route which perfectly describes a "Transportation Corridor" (a Planning Dept. buzz word that is being used to push ever more DENSITY upon North Park) PLUS it has plenty of safe FREE on street parking that is most attractive to commuters looking to avoid having to park downtown and/or pay outrageous monthly fees. Perhaps MTS will construct a new deluxe bus stop on 30th street so that all those that want to commute from Burlingame, without using a bicycle, can wait to be picked up in the style they are accustomed!
— May 7, 2015 10 a.m.

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