Ugly soundwall still a hazard! Around Town, posted by Ugly, ugly, ugly, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Aug 7, 2009 at 4:16 pm
It appears that the work on the Loma Verde/Bayshore intersection by the ugly soundwall has been completed. It is now very unsatisfactory. For Bayshore southbound traffic the bike lane has almost vanished with a metal barrier taking its place. For cars exiting Loma Verde onto Bayshore in either direction, visibilty is still very bad as advertising signs block the approach of traffic from the left. This is now a very difficult intersection to use and sadly I await a serious accident.
By the way, one of these advertising signs shows Gunn High School. This new housing development is in the Paly boundary not Gunn.
Posted by porter, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Aug 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm
In addition to the impinging advertising signs, turning south from Loma Verde is even more difficult as there's now some sort of planting strip bulging into the right lane - nothing planted in it and the concrete edges are almost impossible to see from the roadway. I pity the bicyclists who have to use that intersection. I also await an accident there, and sincerely hope it won't be me.
Posted by Loma Verde Resident, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Aug 11, 2009 at 10:18 am
The visibility at the intersection is poor, and the soundwall is horrible. No bike lane is a real and significant problem, especially because motorists fly down bayshore like there is no speed limit.
But the bulges into the intersection are a good thing. Much like a speed bump, they are a traffic calming measure, forcing motorists to slow down as they take that corner and keeping speeds on Loma Verde more reasonable than they otherwise would be.
Of course, the city should plant some tall bushes there or something so that drivers can actually see them when they are close.