Traffic and people snarling around Town and Country
Original post made by Allen Podell, Community Center, on Dec 5, 2012
A huge problem is caused by the crossing exiting traffic impeding the entering traffic from Embarcadero Road. This needs to be addressed. The flow into the center is poor. This results in only one lane on Embarcadero Road heading west.
Finally, the El Camino Road pedestrian crossing from the T&C blocks right turning traffic after it has passed through the gauntlet of lights and jams. This can be helped by an island at the center of the El Camino crossing, just as they do in Europe for wide roads. This way, the pedestrian crossing occurs in 2 steps, rather than a single, long crossing. The pedestrian crossing would be coincident with the El Camino left turns.
How can we possibly have more building on or near El Camino, when the traffic situation is already a mess? Get the Arrilaga center to pay for traffic improvements, before adding to the traffic.