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Atherton council wants resident feedback on traffic congestion plan

Original post made on Jul 24, 2019

To address traffic congestion, Atherton officials will start by gathering feedback from residents, and staff will study priority projects to keep traffic moving on the most heavily used streets.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:41 PM

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Posted by Janet
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Jul 24, 2019 at 12:38 pm

Atherton Planning & Police Depts should restrict all the construction trucks from their many sites along Walsh road, Valparaiso and other streets to Atherton routes to get to 280 rather than dumping them onto West Menlo Park Streets and Alpine road.

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Posted by Barbara
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jul 24, 2019 at 7:11 pm

Traffic has been a bane of our existence. We moved here in 1999 and found it quiet and walkable. I raised 4 children to adulthood here. We often walked and rode the roads in our area. I've long since altered the when and where I walk.

Atherton Ave. during the commute hours is dangerous and I can count up to 20 cars before I can safely cross. The posted speed limit is regularly ignored and I find myself being tailgated when driving away from or to home off Atherton Avenue.

When schools are in session, the cut-through streets from Atherton Avenue to Camino Al Lago (Fairview, Linda Vista and Monte Vista to name a few)are a shortcut racetrack. Walking there in the mornings during the school year is taking your life in your own hands (feet) and certainly a good way to raise your blood pressure. Again, it is rare that these drivers observe the posted speed limit. I could name other routes that have become commuter routes but I'll leave my immediate observations for the roads I regularly walk.

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Posted by CA Love
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jul 25, 2019 at 7:52 am

Completely agree with previous comment. Cut-through race tracks is what some of our small streets has become (Barry, Faxon, Isabella, Elena, Park). Many a times my life has flashed before my eyes just by going on a walk. Many times I have cursed city leaders for encouraging a “rural vibe” by not enforcing encroachment on public right of way by homeowners. Add on top of that every year a new set of 16 year old drivers on their way to SHS on their phones speeding to school. And they should redo the traffic study which is obviously wrong. Atherton’s roads are designed in 1920’s can’t handle what is going on today. I try not to go on walks as things have gotten worse last few years with uptick in construction.

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