Posted by parent, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Mar 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm
We need to reduce traffic speeds around all schools. It's really crazy out there some times. Not like the drivers don't know the schools are there; parents dropping off their kids are some of the craziest drivers.
Posted by palo alto parent, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:41 am
Driver of stick shift - 4 way stops require drivers (and bikes) to stop and take turns. Yield signs require drivers to slow down, which around here would result in playing chicken. As it is, the red light at Newell and Embarcadero regularly has cars going thru the red light as it turns from yellow, sometimes as many as 3 or 4 (on Embarcadero, not Newell).
Posted by musical, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Mar 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm
95% of the time the four-way stops I encounter have no other traffic. Too bad there can't be some way to just make them enforced only during rush hour, or only when other traffic is present. Oh, I should say I'm on a bicycle, which requires even more effort than a stick shift.
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Mar 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm
In this latest slew of reports about speeders I read constant intimations that the speeders are EPA residents. Why is The Weekly participating in this bias w/out facts? When will The Weekly or the City do research to come up w/usable data points? As one who drives that corridor all times of day, this is who I see speeding:
-Tradespeople driving thei large vehicles w/one hand, the other glued to their cell phone. They're lazy drivers w/divided attention who frequently run stop signs.
- Residents of the immediate area in a hurry, whose attitude seems to be that they can speed in their own backyards.
- A lot of unknown residents going from Point A to B & for whatever reason, as is their right (except for speeding) are using Newell then it's side streets.
-Residents that I'm guessing are from EPA, as they go over the bridge.
Posted by Garrett, a resident of another community, on Mar 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Roundabouts with yield signs are best for bikes. You have to yield for those in the circle. If you set the crosswalk father away on jump with islands with a slight curve. You will have to slow down or else. Like damage your brakes, uncomfortable ride when driving to fast.