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Bob Sims inside Santa Clara County March 27, 2017, 10:09 AM
fixing the gridlock at Rengstorff would help my part of town a great deal. Rengstorff and Central is my worst intersection on a bike, and I completely avoid it in a car, especially after the Cristano Ave signal change. I completely stopped driving through there after this change was made.
Location: rengstorff ave and central expressway
Location Latitude: 37.415982
Location Longitude: -122.121277
Name not shown inside Santa Clara County March 25, 2017, 10:41 PM
Going down moffet to 101, during some times of day, the lights are sequenced so that if you get stopped at Middlefield, you don't get stopped at the later lights. But at other times, you get stopped at every single light, regardless of traffic. That's silly, frustrating, and bad for gas mileage.
Name not shown inside Santa Clara County March 24, 2017, 8:53 AM
I live near Rengstorff and Central expressway. There are many accident there because of the train crossing and the convoluted street system, which was not improved by recent changes to that intersection. The latest accident was just this week. Redwood City years ago put all of their streets under the trains making Redwood City safer and also a booming city. Mt View NEEDS to follow Redwood City's lead and put all of the train tracks above or below the streets. Yes, it is expensive and takes 9 months of construction and yes, we complained when I was living in Redwood City and the City closed the intersection for months, but it was a necessary safety change. Now, people in Redwood City are extremely happy with their Caltrains intersections and no more lives are lost.
Location: Rengstorff and Central
Name not shown March 23, 2017, 1:55 PM
This would also help with car traffic flow as cars turning right wouldn't have to wait almost half a green light to turn, creating long lines. Ie: 237/Grant Avenue exit to El Camino. Pedestrians crossing from Chevron to America's Tire creates a long line of cars waiting to turn right onto NB El Camino from 237 and 85, which creates lot's of angry horns blasting into residential areas with no soundwall (Church And Centre Street) because drivers are cutting other drivers off getting into the turning lane.
Also, if the tunnels are too big a feat for the short term, perhaps smarter traffic and walking signals.
Ie: At huge 8 lane intersections (El Camino and Grant) the crosswalk signal could allow the pedestrians to cross half the street first while traffic is turning left so they can cross the second half quicker while cars wait for them in order to turn left.
Name not shown inside Santa Clara County March 19, 2017, 9:44 PM
1) Think regionally, instead of just about MV.
2) Build more housing so people have places to live, instead of coming from South County or the Central Valley.
2a) Build more housing near workplaces, so people aren't having to commute so far
3) Create a light rail system or metro system underground that runs along El Camino instead of the bus
4) Create more bus systems from bedroom communities in other cities, so that people aren't driving to MV, not just for the googles, but for all of the low wage workers that are coming from Gilroy, Tracy, Stockton and beyond.
5) Electrify and put Caltrain underground, do it now!
6) Bring BART down the Peninsula.
Eric Wedel March 18, 2017, 2:01 AM
Excellent point on the red arrows. Was going to suggest removing red arrows entirely unless safety dictates otherwise. As it stands they're mostly a legacy of bad behavior dating to the Gordon Gecko era. But a flashing red arrow would be a modest help too. Saw one of those on Stevens Creek some years ago and was impressed (though more impressed by places that don't add gratuitous red arrows at all).
Vladimir Yakunin March 16, 2017, 9:47 PM
my wild guess is development complies with city rules in a cheapest way possible. These rules require a lot of parking and say almost nothing about pedestrians, hence the results. I hope I'm wrong or will be wrong after the plan under discussion is adopted.
Name not shown March 16, 2017, 9:30 PM
Agreed about a lot of street design not taking pedestrians into account. A different crossing over 85 (at El Camino) is unpleasant and one has to watch for the car on/off ramps. There are few crosswalks across El Camino in general, and the lights are long.
I wonder why the new developments along El Camino are keeping the same narrow sidewalk rather than allocating more room for walking? Or at the new San Antonio shopping center, where it would be natural to walk from Trader Joe's to Safeway, one has a narrow sidewalk only on one side of the street (by the parking garage, and nothing on the Safeway side). Given that both were newly built, they missed the opportunity to make shopping trips on foot attractive.
Charles Holbrook March 16, 2017, 8:46 PM
Yeah, it gives me hope change can come pretty quick if were determined. Although I know in the past polls around here show quite a bit of resistance to anything that improves bikeability at the expense of vehicle traffic, but it sure does seem a sensible way to go for the density we now have.