Last month it was a Cisco meeting at Shoreline that had traffic backed up to Milpitas. Tonight it was a Roger Waters concert. Around 8pm when the concert had already supposedly started, Northbound traffic was backed up almost to 237 and Southbound was backed up as far as I could see from Embarcadero.
It just doesn't seem fair that Shoreline/Mountain View is allowed to waste the time of 1000s of people. And think of the angst, road rage, ... they are creating.
There must be some way that Shoreline/Mountain View can alleviate this,
eg, make all the lights green and all the roads in that area one way
going in, etc. That would penalize the people working in that area, but if someone has to suffer because of Mountain View, it seems more fair that it be residents and workers of Mountain View rather than innocent passers-by on 101.
If Shoreline/Mountain View can't fix this, then maybe the county or state should penalize them somehow, eg. levy a fine, so at least some benefit can be obtained from this sorry situation.