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Content having to do with SantaCruz/Alameda Corridor

March 11, 2020

One of the highest safety gains for the lowest cost tasks is achieved by painting the shoulder line for those 1,400' of Santa Cruz Ave starting at Sand Hill Rd, especially for the NB direction. This simple action will define the right most lane (slow lane) for Santa Cruz.

March 9, 2020

 The intersection at Palo Alto Way and Santa Cruz is a major crosswalk that connects to the Palo Alto Way bus stop and allows the various communities (Menlo Commons, Oak Hollow, University Park) to connect with each other, including those students accessing the school bus stop near Palo Alto Way.  It has been a continual site of traffic accidents including a pedestrian fatality. 

February 20, 2020
In June of 2019, Prospect residents submitted a petition to County Public Works (PW) to improve line of sight when exiting Prospect. The application requested that some parking spaces on northwest side of Alameda de las Pulgas at Prospect be removed. The discussion now that County sent a proposal (Feb 2020) is to weigh this request against the mitigation County has done thus far (trimming over-growth for improved visibility) and the major new Alameda configuration of a 4-3 Road Diet. That road diet will address this issue and similar problems along both the Santa Cruz and Alameda roadways.
February 17, 2020
County recently proposed removing a significant amount of parking on Alameda, near Harkins and Prospect. You have til March 1st to make comments and County Public Works has scheduled this to be presented to County Board of Supervisors on May 19th.
February 5, 2020

Lane width on Alameda de las Pulgas is a major factor if we are to have reduced speeds and have all of the safety improvements inplace.  Why?  Well there are really two aspects:  

1) Motorists naturally drive slower in narrow lanes, even slightly wider lanes have a dramatic increase in motorist's speed.   

January 26, 2020

This section is a work in progress. Please use the comment section at the bottom of the page to ask questions, state concerns, ideas, or any other constructive feedback.


January 26, 2020

This webpage pertains to the Santa Cruz / Alameda  Y Intersection.  Our community has the distinction of having one of the most dangerous intersections in all of County.  Core to that problem is obviously the design that has skewed road approaches and high speed design, both at odds with Federal Highway guidelines.

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