SFO Airport Noise In Palo Alto Getting Worse
Original post made by Paul, Old Palo Alto, on Aug 20, 2008
I'm not sure anything can be done about the situation since a lot of wealthy interests oppose doing anything to change this situation, but I too am dismayed that our peace and quiet is disrupted this way from dawn into the late evening every day.
I wonder if others agree that airport noise is becoming a problem. It apparently is somewhat localized. I have a friend who lives in South PA who says it's no problem there, but is amazed at how bad it is in my (Old PA) neighborhood.
The letter from the Weekly:
The Tuscany quality of Palo Alto living and that of surrounding communities is eroding due to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) air-flight patterns.
We are considered a primary entrance to SFO. This fact is not new. What is new is the altitude at which the flights are coming in.
Though the SFO "Noise Complaint" reports contradict this, I have lived in this neighborhood for 20 years and have never heard flights arriving every five-to-10 minutes certain hours of the day. Some flights are so low you can now see the colored stripes and count the lines.
People who move to South San Francisco know the quality of life is impacted by the airport-noise pollution. They are required to sign disclosures on home sales regarding noise disturbance.
I experienced the month of July 2008 as the worst we have experienced in this area now continuing into August.
There are many different options to reduce this noise pollution to our communities. Please make a difference and let your voice be heard.
Nothing will be done unless you personally continue to let SFO know how it is unnecessarily polluting the noise level in your community.
Please contact www.flyquietsfo.com and please complain regularly by calling the Complaint Phone line at 650-821-4736. For further information, please visit www.uproar.org.