Tonight in Atherton: Forum eyes regional traffic problems

Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City and county offficals meet

As everyone knows, traffic problems do not begin and end at city borders, but often that is the context in which they are discussed.

The public, along with officials from Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City and San Mateo County, will have a chance to look at local traffic problems in a regional context at an "Innovative Street Design" forum on Monday, March 16, in Atherton's Jennings Pavilion in Holbrook-Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Ave. from 6 to 8 p.m.

The featured speaker is Jeff Tumlin of Nelson Nygaard Associates, who will give a presentation on the state of the art in innovative traffic design, similar to one he gave in November to the Grand Boulevard Initiative group, which is working to improve the entire length of El Camino Real in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Mr. Tumlin will speak on design principles, how to align policy and design, intersections and measuring performance.

Council members from each city will share their unique challenges in traffic congestion and how those challenges are being met.

A public question and answer forum will follow the presentations.

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Posted by WP
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Mar 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Traffic around Atherton is an important issue that gets stuck on city jurisdictional issues. The Alameda is badly backed up at Atherton Ave. in the morning and evening rush hours, and a traffic light is badly needed. Alameda's a major thoroughfare and I hope that Atherton officials will acknowledge that something needs to be done.

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