[letter to City Council, Craig Petersen and Aaron Aknin regarding Web Link]
Stoplights on Oregon should be synchronized to allow free flow of traffic from Foothill Expressway past El Camino Real all the way to US101. It is really annoying to have traffic backed up due to lights that impede rather than encourage the smooth flow of traffic. It is especially irking for 20 to 30 cars or more to be stopped so one car can turn left onto Oregon.
Oregon is named an Expressway. If the lights are not synchronized, this is a misnomer and should be changed, perhaps to Oregon Stop, Wait and Go Way.
An additional light at Ross will not help the problem, unless all the lights are synchronized. Meanwhile, I'll continue to take N. California to Embarcadero and get on 101 from there. It's faster and smoother, with just one light.
Yes, I realize Oregon is a County road, but PLEASE work together to make traffic smooth. This is a Palo Alto issue that should be solved.