A tandem gasoline tank truck was seen going West on Charleston Rd a couple of weeks ago.
Original post made by Anonymous on May 3, 2007
A car running a red light at Middlefield and Charleston could crash into a tank truck traveling across town on Charleston Rd.. This could happen at Alma also.
There are obviously for many reasons for a crash/fire.
The police don't do traffic, truck policing, enforcement on Charleston. They don't have time.
on May 4, 2007 at 3:31 am
Trucks are not supposed to use Charleston, they should use San Antonio. However, truck drivers complain bitterly that the roadbed on San Antonio is too bumpy and uneven for 18 wheelers, and the overhanging pine trees hit their trucks. So, truckers use Charleston.
Palo Alto's Transportation Department is working on plans for San Antonio which include removing all the pine trees and installing bicycle lanes. I hope they get going on this probject soon. With so many new condos being built in the area, traffic will only increase.
Truck traffic on Charleston has increased since the signs were put up which discourage them from using Oregon Expressway.
on May 6, 2007 at 4:28 am
A great many hazardous materials are carried on streets and rails through the community, necessarily so. We do the best we can, and usually the best is good enough. With all the truckloads of gasoline it takes to keep the area running, it is a tribute that we have so few such accidents. It is better to facilitate such movement rather than to further restrict it.
on May 7, 2007 at 12:49 pm
I didn't know that signs had been put up discouraging trucks to use Oregon Expressway. This explains the additional trucks on East Charleston Road. Because East Charleston/Arastradero is a school commute corridor, shouldn't these Oregon signs be taken down until San Antonio Road improvement plans have been developed and implemented - ready to be used by trucks?