Atherton residents who live within a few hundred yards of the Caltrain tracks, who visit the town offices or use the tennis courts, know that the noise created by the current diesel commuter trains is annoying, disruptive and distracting. Electrification will mean quieter rolling stock, but the trains will be just as noisy at advertised high speeds The website at tinyurl.com/noise03 cites stringent limits recommended by the World Health Organization on noise levels for classrooms (akin to libraries) due to external sources. No on F group's implied preference to locate a replacement library at the town center within 100 yards of the Caltrain right of way appears to overlook this recommendation. And why do that when we have the option of putting the new library in the park?
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posted Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 12:00 AM