Town Square

Post a New Topic

Atherton: Study shows big traffic impacts from proposed library in park

Original post made on Mar 31, 2012

A traffic light will be needed to address the increased traffic congestion at Middlefield Road and Watkins Avenue if a new library is built in Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park, but there's no feasible way to fix the traffic headache that would develop at Watkins and El Camino Real, according to the environmental study of the planned library project.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 12:00 AM

Comments (2)

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Interested Neighbor
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Putting another light on ECR is pure insanity. Why don't we use the exisiting town site where there is a large lot that is no longer used by CalTrain. This seems like another example of the inmates running the asylum.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Another interested neighbor
a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I agree with interested neighbor. In addition to the former CalTrain lot, there is "Reading Park", a practically unused piece of property adjoining the present library. It should not be necessary to overdevelop Holbrook-Palmer Park and turn it into less of a park than it already is. Also, keeping the library out of the park would in part solve the issues about the Watkins Avenue intersections.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

I Told My Mom She's Dying
By Chandrama Anderson | 11 comments | 2,413 views

Grab a Bowl of Heaven soon in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,674 views

Quick Check List for UC Applications
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,104 views

Fancy Fast and Fun!
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 911 views

“I live near Sunset”
By Stuart Soffer | 5 comments | 425 views