Menlo Park traffic jam expected to last weeks
Original post made on Oct 12, 2012
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on Oct 12, 2012 at 6:02 am
But all that standing traffic makes for a much safer bike route. I can zip past by all those poor trapped car people and can make it through that 2 mile stretch in nearly effortless minutes. Just saying, there is a silver lining, but Cal train should get on the fast track for repairs.
on Oct 12, 2012 at 10:36 am
I have typically found it bad traffic to drive through Menlo Park, so I generally avoid the area. I also dislike the nonsense of not being able to go directly across ECR from Alma (and the reverse) - so silly and inconvenient.
on Oct 14, 2012 at 6:19 am
The reason for the Alma block was a deal made with Stanford when they expanded Sand Hill to 4 lanes. The block eliminates the cut-through traffic which would have run between 101 and 280. And since University Ave was/is already congested, everyone knew that all of those non-resident commuters would use the residential streets to avoid going through downtown.