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Alameda de las Pulgas and Santa Cruz Avenue intersection

From: domainremoved <Thomas>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:32:50 +0000

Dear City Council,

I wanted to draw to your attention the new intersection layout at Alameda de las Pulgas and Santa Cruz Avenue. In particular how dangerous this layout is for cyclists.

This section of road between Sandhill road and Sharon Road has always been a particular hazardous section to cycle along. This is due to their being no designated cycle lane, very fast moving traffic and many vehicles changing lanes. It is a heavily trafficked section for cyclists in both the morning and afternoon/evening.

The new design on the intersection requires cyclists heading west to cross 2 lanes of traffic quickly and then back again once across the intersection. In the short time this new design has been completed I have had two very close encounters with fast moving vehicles and have also witnessed a number of other close calls myself.

I understand that alterations need to be made to the road network however I would hope that when these changes are made cyclists safety would be considered.

I would be interested to hear the reasoning for the redesign and whether any further changes to improve safety are planned?

Best wishes,


Tom Haywood, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
The Gambhir Lab
Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
James H. Clark Center, E150
318 Campus Drive West
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305
Received on Wed Jul 17 2019 - 08:26:28 PDT

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