Los Altos Opinions Exchange

Traffic and 1st & Main Street Development

Issue: Downtown Parking
Date of Posting:4/4/01
Author: Gloria Geller

I live on University Avenue, which in the last 3 years has turned into a nonstop traffic bridge between El Monte and Main Street (in order to bypass Foothill Expressway). I am very concerned about the proposed land uses at 1st and Main Streets from a cut-through and speeding traffic perspective (so this email is an overlap between the traffic and downtown parking issues you have on this website). Neighbors I have spoken to agree that they've seen an increase in the amount and speed of traffic down our street. Because of our proximity to downtown, we're interested in any development at 1st and Main Streets.

I believe the City of Los Altos should do a thorough study of current traffic patterns and usage on University Avenue BEFORE any plans for 1st and Main Street are approved.

ANY 1st and Main Street development doesn't just affect parking -- it will affect the neighborhoods surrounding downtown. We want our traffic issues to be addressed as part of the development at 1st and Main Street (not afterwards!).

Thanks for reading.

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