What Are the Worst Traffic Intersections in Los Altos?

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Most drivers have an intersection they love to hate. Maybe it's one with a left turn signal that does not function properly, or one with a large traffic back-up. Some are just annoying, while others are downright dangerous.

What do you think is the worst intersection in Los Altos?

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Be as colorful as you like, describe almost-fender-benders, places where you've seen problems repeatedly.

Kitty Uhlir April 25, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Portland and Grant. With traffic going to the hospital, Blach, Mountain View High, and the St. Francis rear parking lot, including a large number of bicycles, it is impossible to turn left from Portland onto Grant in the morning.
Kitty Uhlir April 25, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Enough problem interesections to fill up several meetings of the Traffic Commission for years to come!!! Too bad it's being eliminated. Instead, we will have a Planning and Transportation Commission, which will be filled with people more interested in land use than in traffic.
JS April 26, 2012 at 04:13 PM
No, open up the back of the school and Eastwood Drive to school drop off like they used to be. A traffic light is just going to make people drive faster on Covington.
Kim Lepesh May 06, 2012 at 05:08 AM
A traffic light will also make people drive faster on Miramonte, and when traffic backs up due to a red light, cars will re-route to side streets to avoid the wait. We should be concerned with student safety at this intersection, and no studies have been provided to show that safety at this intersection will be improved with a traffic signal. This is being pushed by people who falsly believe that traffic congestion will be improved with a light. Safety first! Speed kills! When was the last time you sped up for a stop sign? Think about the kids, not the seconds that you falsely assume you will save traveling through this intersection during the 2 hours per day there is an traffic back up.
L.A. Chung May 06, 2012 at 05:40 AM
The city had a design meeting scheduled May 10 for a proposed light at the Miramonte & Covington intersection, but it was postponed very shortly after it was announced.


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