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Fatalities prompt Atherton to look at El Camino safety

Original post made on Oct 19, 2010

Plans are under way to try to improve the safety of El Camino Real as it passes through Atherton between Selby Lane and Valparaiso Avenue, a stretch of road that has seen two fatalities in the last three weeks.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 18, 2010, 12:14 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Christine
a resident of Woodside
on Oct 19, 2010 at 8:15 am

the speed limit should be lowered, esp between Celia's restaurant and 5th Avenue--I notice that people tend to drive a lot faster on that span

Posted by Driver
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 19, 2010 at 8:55 am

Improve lighting, cut back trees from lights and signs, keep the side of the street safe from debris and overhangs, make sure the road markings are easy to see. El Camino at this stretch looks like a road in the middle of nowhere expecting very little traffic instead of a major thoroughfare.

Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Oct 19, 2010 at 10:24 am

Are there sidewalks along El Camino? If not, that would be a big safety improvement.

Posted by Mike
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 19, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Maybe it would be a big help reducing incidents if people were to work at not be in violation of traffic laws-a cyclist is not a pedestrian, and should never be crossing on their bike in the crosswalk. I saw a woman tossed 8 feet in the air on El Camino doing this because she darted out in front of a car. It didn't get a chance to see her.

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