Why aren't we #1?
Original post made by what gives??? on Feb 23, 2013
Considering the stories we hear on this forum about gridlock and bumper to bumper traffic in the city. I would have thought that Palo Alto would have been in the top five. Plus all the stories of cars blowing through red lights, not stopping at stop signs and nailing families in crosswalks, we should be right up there.
This is outrageous. Our city council should produce a colleagues memo urging CNN to re-do the survey.
Perhaps they can appoint a special blue ribbon panel headed by Yoriko Kishimoto to meet with CNN to address this greivous wrong, especially considering how the citizens of Palo Alto are suffering from traffic day and night, 24/7.
on Feb 23, 2013 at 11:41 am
I agree. There are cars in Palo Alto 24 hours a day!! Cars on El Camino NEVER stop for any of the stop lights. % families were nailed on California Avenue last week because cars ignored the stop signs and a few bicyclists were mowed down also.
What aren't we #1-- we are #1 for everything else
on Feb 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm
What gives: you obviously haven't moved around and lived in other cities in the U.S. or Europe. By comparison to many other cities our traffic is fairly light.
Your description of traffic in Palo Alto is thoroughly exaggerated. I walked around some 3 miles of south PA this morning on streets almost empty of traffic. We should count ourselves lucky that it is not as you describe even during the rush hour. Be thankful you don't live in Brooklyn or LA; CNN's analysis is correct.
What I would like to see in PA is that we have the same parking restrictions as Menlo Park which requires that you park your vehicle off the street at night. It has the effect of far fewer cars left on the streets 24/7.
on Feb 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm
As bad as PA traffic is, and it IS bad, there are more than ten places worse in the area surveyed. It is still one of the worst places for traffic on the peninsula, the Bay Area, and California. However, it is NOT one of the ten worst in the nation.