As the county employees were installing the bench they asked me which way did I want the bench to face.
While looking around it was decided that the bench should not face the traffic. Who wants to sit on a bench and watch the traffic go by?
Suddenly a red shouldered hawk flew out of the bushes.
With that sudden flight, it was decided that would be the view most desirable.
So all of the rumors that you have heard abut why the bench was facing away from traffic no longer need to be spread.
It is facing that way because that was where the red shouldered hawk burst from the bushes.
Co-Leader, Safe Passage Along Lucas Valley Road Campaign