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Slowed-down Stop Light at Embarcadero and Greer
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by Local Resident, Triple El,
on Jul 29, 2014
I live off Embarcadero near Greer. A few months ago I noticed that the traffic was backing up at Greer and Embarcadero when it hadn't before. Today, I timed the lights. The one at Louis and Embarcadero and the one at Waverly and Embarcero were both 30 seconds long and traffic flowed smoothly. The one at Greer, though, was 45 seconds long. Given that Louis and Greer are close to one another, this means more noise, more traffic jams and more pollution for everyone living near that part of the Embarcadero corridor. For the residents of c-shaped Morton Way, it means being unable to make a left turn and sometimes even a right turn for several hours a day.
I'm quite sure the Greer light used to be 30 seconds like the one at Louis.
So, what gives, City of Palo Alto? This is really unpleasant and the turn situation at Morton is dangerous.