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Concrete Islands on Arastradero

Original post made by Joe, Barron Park, on Feb 9, 2011

One of our Barron Park neighbors posted this today on our mailing list. I thought others might be interested in what's happening with the construction activity and changes occurring on Arastradero Road.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Gunn High School
on Feb 10, 2011 at 12:58 am

Overall the islands seem very dangerous. Maybe painting the curbs will make them more visible, they just seemed out of place. I generally like the idea of one lane, but this is occurring to close to El Camino, during the morning commute esp it is very dangerous. The Island just seemed to be in the wrong place and to be potential problem as drivers are cautious to stay away from the bike lane.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 10, 2011 at 9:57 am

I still think this whole change is hugely ill-advised. It makes Arastradero a complete nightmare for drivers, many of whom are teen drivers with newly-minted licenses on the way to Gunn. Bikers do not seem that much better served given that they now ride three abreast--their behavior makes the street no safer. I've seen multiple wrecks since the changes and I know that everyone who drives has to leave MUCH earlier for Gunn. I wish the traffic engineers would consider everyone using the road in total, not just bikers and pedestrians. I wish they would go back to 4 lanes.

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Posted by Palo Parent
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Feb 10, 2011 at 10:22 am

Parent: It's not about what you want or need, it's about what the traffic planners think you want or need. See the difference?

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