Downtown North Neighborhood Association (DTNNA)
DTNNA > Traffic
Here is a picture of the Protest against the Closures
Modified No Closure Plan schedule SJM Apr 9, 2004 (local copy)
The traffic calming closures are complete as of September 2003, as shown in map
Please E-mail us, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the city, if there are problems so that we can determine how the plan should be adjusted to improve the traffic flow so that the project can be "tuned" to achieve its purpose of reducing the cut through traffic with as little inconvenience as possible. Also there is a forum, the DTN forum.com that allows DTN residents to discuss topics of interest and maintain a record of the problems and benefits of this project as well as others.
At this time (7/11/2003) the following problems have been reported. (Preliminary MLL)
Old, 1998 Schedule
The following is the schedule showing the completion dates of the 20 tasks involved in the Traffic Project that was presented to DTNNA members in 1998.
Task Date of Schedule <-Duration-> <-Finish Date-> 01/28/98 fast likely early realistic comments 1 scope of work 9 13 Apr-98 APR-98 2 city staff review 0 6 Apr-98 Jun-98 4-6 Mo. choosing consultant 3 policy & services/finance 4 6 Apr-98 Jul-98 starts with Jul. 98 budget 4 RFP 6 2 Jun-98 Aug-98 5 mail/wait 4 5 Jul-98 Sep-98 6 review/interview 2 3 Jul-98 Sep-98 7 negotiate 4 6 Aug-98 Nov-98 8 council action 3 3 Sep-98 Dec-98 9 study begins 2 3 Sep-98 DEC-98 10 data collection 6 8 Nov-98 Feb-99 6-9 mos for study (from 11 alternative analysis 8 12 DEC-98 May-99 Dec 98 - Sep 99) 12 neighborhood meeting 4 4 Jan-99 Jun-99 13 preferred alternative 0 2 Jan-99 Jun-99 14 final staff report 8 12 Mar-99 Sep-99 15 policy and services comm 4 6 Apr-99 Oct-99 16 council resolution, budget 0 8 APR-99 DEC-99 17 staff report for budgeting 8 13 Jun-99 Mar-00 18 council: budget amendment 0 0 Jun-99 Mar-00 19 improvements begin 26 39 DEC-99 DEC-00 work done by transportation 20 improvements done 8 12 Feb-00 Mar-01 dept or public works
Information on the Traffic Calming project
- Initial plan including Diagonals as Option 2., -- August 16, 1999 --letter to residents describing the four initial alternatives, PDF 298k
- Report to the Planning and Transportation Commission, Oct., 11, 2000 -- Staff recommends... PDF 204k
Downtown North Plan: 1999 - 2000
- CMR 440-00 (New Council Report) , Dec. 11, 2000, -- recommends that the "Recommended Preferred Option" traffic calming plan be implemented in Downtown North on a trial basis; and that a new Lytton neighborhood traffic calming study be started concurrently
- Palo alto city -- Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program July 2, 2001
- Traffic Calming E-mail (April 03, 2002 ... 15, 2002)
- TIF of street closing design (July 19, 2002
- Conceptual Designs, "Aggarwal, Ashok" (July 23, 2002)
- Modified No Closure Plan schedule San Jose Mercury, Fri, Apr. 09, 2004
The first barrier went down Wednesday, and the other five should be out by the end of next week, city transportation engineer Carl Stoffel said. A seventh barrier, on Palo Alto Avenue, will remain.
Palo Alto paid contractor J.J. Albanese $15,000 to remove the barriers. By using that contractor, the city saves $18,000 and significantly speeds up the schedule from initial estimates.
Installing the new measures and collecting data are expected to cost $74,000, Stoffel said.
Around mid-June, the city plans to install signs limiting the hours when cars heading south on Alma Street or Middlefield may turn onto either Everett Avenue or Hawthorne Avenue. The rest of the construction should be complete by the end of August.
- Traffic Counter Locations in pdf format:
Previous links, probably Obsolete
May 26, 2004