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Solution to Town and Country Center backups
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by Allen Podell, Community Center,
on Dec 22, 2009
Extend the existing overpass on the western (El Camino) side near the railroad tracks to allow cars to cross over Embarcadero Road. Instead of a encountering a left turn signal, east-bound traffic into the T&C would bear right, and then turn left to cross over the overpass into the T&C. This would also carry east-bound T&C traffic back to loop onto Embarcadero. To keep the turning radii manageable, no truck traffic would be allowed on this route. Trucks would enter and exit the T&C from El Camino.
This would also aid the tie-ups from student drop-off and pick-up, because that traffic could turn into the T&C loop, and travel over the overpass in a clockwise loop, dropping students, and then continuing around back onto Embarcadero Road eastward.
The student traffic and the T&C traffic peak at different times, so that this arrangement would be mutually beneficial. Both the school and T&C would have to give up land to make this work.