I'm sure city planners had good reason at some point, allowing this notable gap in the sidewalk between John Muir Medical Center and San Carlos Drive. And, I'm sure there are readers out there who can explain how this came about and correct my ignorance.
And, yes, there is something nice about the idea of building a "green" sound wall to protect residents along Los Altos Avenue from the heavy traffic noise of Ygnacio Valley Road.
And, I know that you can take what can be a pleasant detour north of John Muir hospital, onto the trail that takes you into San Miguel Park.
And, I know you can cross Ygnacio there from the south side to the north. Yeah, and you can wait and wait for the "walking man" signal that lets you cross...
But still. This gap is just that: a gap, which hinders easy pedestrian and bicycle mobility from one point on Ygnacio to another....
I've come across it frequently my little jogs, like this morning, around town, when I choose to climb up and over Ygnacio Valley Road. And, this sidewalk stop has always mystified me.
Oh, and to the left is peek at the fence on the other side of the soundwall.