4 way stop sign needed at Churchill and Paly
Original post made by Paly Parent on Jul 19, 2007
It would make a lot of sense to put in a 4 way stop here. Gunn has lights and they have even changed the striping there in the past year. Paly has a dangerous entrance at both Embarcardero and Churchill and something should be done to both.
on Jul 19, 2007 at 4:50 pm
That, and a right turn lane at El Camino.
I brought this to the attention of our previous traffic "engineer" who scoffed at it with his oh so Palo Alto attitude that traffic was to be discouraged, not facilitated.
on Jul 19, 2007 at 8:42 pm
I agree, we desperately need stop signs at Paly's Churchill entrance - it can be extremely challenging and time-consuming to get out of there.
on Jul 20, 2007 at 7:24 am
This issue has been raised in another thread:
The following is a cut and paste of a post explaining why a 4 way stop at Paly's Churchill entrance is not a good idea:
A 4-way stop at Castilleja/Churchill will never happen, for the same reason there's no left turn allowed from Churchill to Mariposa. It's a safety issue because of the potential for traffic backing up on the Caltrain tracks. Imagine driving north on Alma and making a left turn on a green arrow onto Churchill. You get through most of the intersection and suddenly must stop on the tracks. The 2 or 4 or however many cars behind you are unaware of the traffic backup until it's too late for them, too. Then a train comes. The cars behind panic because they're in the middle of the Alma intersection so they're not going to back up for you, and the traffic in front is barely moving because of a 4-way stop and pedestrians. What are your options?
Gridlock near train tracks should be avoided at all costs.
Posted by enough already, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, 17 hours ago