I had cause to visit an address on Sand Hill Road yesterday which is an unusual occurance for me. My ideal route was Alma to Sand Hill. Made sense to me. Until, that is, I reached El Camino. Little did I realise that I would be forced to turn right at the intersection (which the map shows as a cross roads) and be forced with plenty of other traffic to do a u turn, which meant waiting for a second green light due to the volume of traffic doing the same thing. On my return, the ideal would have been to cross ECR back on to Alma, but of course, no, the only ones lucky enough to do that were a few brave cyclists. I was forced onto the ECR traffic and mistakenly thought my best bet was to turn onto Churchill to get to Alma. Of course that was also a big mistake as the tailback on Churchill meant that once again I had to wait for the second green light.
Who makes these decisions? Isn't the object of traffic control to move traffic to where it wants to go as efficiently as possible?
I am shocked that this sensible route has been dessimated. What was the thinking of doing this? Oh yes, someone was probably getting too much traffic outside their home and wanted to make more pollution from idling cars at traffic lights and unnecessary extra minutes on what should be simple journeys. I ask you?