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Willow Rd / 101 interchange

From: domainremoved <Rusty>
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:24:22 -0800

Dear City Council,

I realize you just met on this issue, but the conclusion to install "no
through traffic" signs on Willows Neighborhood streets does not address the
root cause - the traffic on Willow Rd.

Since the traffic signals have been turned on at Willow Rd / 101, traffic
on Willow Rd towards the Dumbarton bridge during evening rush-hour has
gotten much worse. I have also been on University Ave in Palo Alto during
evening rush hour, and traffic going to the Dumbarton bridge has also
gotten worse since the Willow Rd / 101 traffic lights were turned on.

I have also observed that the backup that normally occurred on 101
northbound exiting onto Willow Rd towards the Dumbarton bridge is gone
since the Willow Rd / 101 traffic lights were turned on.

My simple conclusion is that the Willow/101 traffic lights give priority to
traffic coming from 101, and it makes Willow Rd and University Ave traffic
unbearable while eliminating back-ups on 101.

This can be easily evaluated, and easily adjusted. Please work with
Caltrans to evaluate this.

Thank you,
Rusty Gaillard
resident on Willow Rd in Menlo Park
Received on Fri Nov 17 2017 - 19:28:57 PST

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