Alma to Sand Hill ?????
Original post made by Driver on Oct 26, 2007
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?
on Oct 26, 2007 at 4:29 pm
Why didn't you turn West on Churchill then North on El Camino Real like the rest of us who want to make that trip?
Stanford designs the Streets on their property - get used to it and quit complaining.
on Oct 26, 2007 at 4:30 pm
I'm pretty sure that was a City Council decision, but now that the new City website only has archived minutes and agendas back to 2002 you'll never know. I'm sure Menlo Park enjoys providing a convenient place for people to do a U-Turn.
I think the idea was done to discourage people using Alma Street. But it never stops me when I need to go to Stanford Shopping Center. I just do the U-Turn. Just be glad that Sand Hill Road widened and extended to El Camino. That nearly took an act of God.
on Oct 28, 2007 at 8:47 am
This was done to prevent traffic from Sandhill Road to pour directly onto Alma. Lots of people were concerned about the traffic on Alma. So we have a conflict between reducing traffic and the environment, unfortunately reducing traffic always wins. The idea is to encourage people to take the non existing public transportation.