A critical Safety point is at the “Y” intersection of Santa Cruz and the beginning of Alameda de las Pulgas. This intersection is unacceptably dangerous for cyclists, pedestrians, motorists, and those residents that have driveways there.
The Santa Cruz/Alameda Y interesection is one of the most complex and dangerous intersections in San Mateo County.
Below is an interactive before/after view between the current Y intersection and Safe Option 10.5, a community inspired design which substatially improves the intersection by simplifing the design, reducing speed, and reducing the size of the intersection. Areas in brown and light brown could be greenery or other taffic calming features - the darker gray areas are recovered areas that provide safety buffers by the redesign.
To compare the Safe Option 10.5 design to what County is planning, please visit Pros vs Cons -- a conversation on the Santa Cruz/Alameda Y Intersection designs and goals.