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Directions to Netscape's Bldg 22 Cafeteria

[Back up to the SVLUG Meetings page.]

As of 2006, the referenced building is operated by Bon Appetit Management company, hence is rather unlikely to be an SVLUG meeting location in the near future. However, we're retaining the page, both to keep old links unbroken and in case there's a new tenant.

These directions are for SVLUG meetings when they are held at the cafeteria at Netscape, Building 22.


    Date:   First Wednesday of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

    Place:  Check www.svlug.org for meeting location each
            month.  This page provides directions to:

            Netscape Communications Corporation
            468 Ellis Street (Building 22)
    	    Mountain View, CA 94043

    Info:   Hotline,      408-252-1836, info@svlug.org.
            Ben Spade,    408-446-3970, spade@svlug.org.
	    Chris DiBona, 408-285-4354, chris@dibona.com.
            http://www.svlug.org/
Thanks to Netscape for providing these facilities for SVLUG!
Click here for info on previous meetings.

[Road Map]

Via Public Transportation

  • VTA Light Rail, nearest station is Middlefield. See the following map for walking from the light rail station to Netscape Building 22. (Note that there are numerous other Netscape buildings in the area.)
    [walking path map]
    See also the VTA light rail station map. Leave from the Baypointe station before 6:15 or from the San Jose Convention Center station before 5:45. VTA light rail runs on 10-minute intervals before the SVLUG meeting and on 30-minute intervals after the meeting. The light rail runs 24 hours, slowing to hourly intervals after midnight.
  • CalTrain: Transfer from CalTrain to VTA Light Rail at Downtown Mountain View.
  • VTA bus routes 32 and 48 stop at Middlefield and Ellis during the evening hours when SVLUG meets.
  • Note that VTA Bus Route 20 will still be operating for SVLUG's Jan 5, 2000 meeting but the route will be discontinued on Jan 10 because the light rail service is replacing it.

From Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and downtown San Jose:

  • Take US 101 Northbound
  • Take the Ellis Street / Moffett South Gate exit
  • Note that trains are running on the light rail tracks across the freeway exit to Ellis.
  • Turn left onto Ellis (under the freeway, away from the Moffett military gate)
  • After passing National Avenue, there will be a brown Netscape building on the right.
  • At the far end of the Netscape building, turn right in the stone gate. (The sign on the gate says "The Quad".)
  • Follow the tree-lined road past two Netscape buildings on your right.
  • Building 22 is the 3rd building away from Ellis.
  • Turn into the parking lot at the 3rd or 4th right turns and park at Building 22.
Alternative route from Sunnyvale and Santa Clara:
  • Take Central Expressway Westbound (a good alternative if 101 is jammed)
  • Just past Mary Ave (the Mountain View border) exit right on Middlefield.
  • Pass straight under Hwy 237.
  • Go two blocks and turn right at Ellis
  • Pass two blue glass buildings on your right and get ready for a left turn
  • Turn left into the stone gate just before a brown Netscape building on your left. (The sign on the gate says "The Quad".)
  • Follow the tree-lined road past two Netscape buildings on your right.
  • Building 22 is the 3rd building away from Ellis.
  • Turn into the parking lot at the 3rd or 4th right turns and park at Building 22.
From the peninsula and San Francisco:
  • Take US 101 Southbound
  • Take the Ellis Street / Moffett South Gate exit
  • Turn right on Ellis (away from the freeway)
  • After passing National Avenue, there will be a brown Netscape building on the right.
  • At the far end of the Netscape building, turn right in the stone gate. (The sign on the gate says "The Quad".)
  • Follow the tree-lined road past two Netscape buildings on your right.
  • Building 22 is the 3rd building away from Ellis.
  • Turn into the parking lot at the 3rd or 4th right turns and park at Building 22.

Alternate route for San Francisco residents (and BALUG members):

  • If Hwy 101 is jammed on the peninsula, you may choose I-280 to get to the South Bay. (Reliable traffic reports are on KLIV 1590 AM around San Jose and KCBS 740 AM around San Francisco.)
  • Exit from I-280 at Hwy 85 northbound (toward Mountain View).
  • Continue with the directions below for "Cupertino".
From Milpitas and North San Jose:
  • Take Hwy 237 Westbound
  • Take the Maude Ave / Middlefield Road exit
  • Go straight at the first traffic signal (Maude Ave)
  • Turn right (away from the freeway) on East Middlefield Road at the second traffic signal on the freeway exit
  • Go two blocks and turn right at Ellis
  • Pass two blue glass buildings on your right and get ready for a left turn
  • Turn left into the stone gate just before a brown Netscape building on your left. (The sign on the gate says "The Quad".)
  • Follow the tree-lined road past two Netscape buildings on your right.
  • Building 22 is the 3rd building away from Ellis.
  • Turn into the parking lot at the 3rd or 4th right turns and park at Building 22.
From Cupertino, Los Gatos and South San Jose:
  • Take Hwy 85 Northbound
  • Take the 237 Eastbound (Milpitas) exit
  • From Hwy 237, take the Maude Ave / Middlefield Road exit
  • Turn left (under the freeway) on East Middlefield Road at the first traffic signal on the freeway exit
  • Go two blocks and turn right at Ellis
  • Pass two blue glass buildings on your right and get ready for a left turn
  • Turn left into the stone gate just before a brown Netscape building on your left. (The sign on the gate says "The Quad".)
  • Follow the tree-lined road past two Netscape buildings on your right
  • Building 22 is the 3rd building away from Ellis.
  • Turn into the parking lot at the 3rd or 4th right turns and park at Building 22.

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