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News - January 22, 2010

News Digest

Police to be on special 'Safe Passage' alert

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Posted by Paly Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Operation Safe Passage

One place I would like to see police is at the Churchill/Alma intersection where there is a turn left only sign at 7.30 - 8.00 am.
The number of bikes that cross here at each green light at this time of the morning is very high and many vehicles do not obey the turn left only sign (I have even seen City of Palo Alto Vehicles go straight instead of turning). Because of the volume of bikes and because the bikers think that all cars are going to turn, the bikes spread way outside the bike lane here and any car trying to pass by them causes problems. This plus the potential for a car wanting to beat the railroad gates when the railroad lights suddenly change could cause a serious accident on the tracks. An accident on the tracks with a train approaching doesn't bear thinking about.

Posted by Sarah, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm

I see so many careless drivers around our schools. Most of them are parents who really should know better. We should have "safe passage" enforcement on every school day. The police don't have that much else to do at those times in the morning and afternoon, do they?

Posted by Paly Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Just a reminder to watch out for the cops so drive safely - this week and every week.

Posted by Sarah, a resident of Midtown
on Jan 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I hope that people can drive safely in school zones because there are kids nearby, not just because the cops are watching.

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