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Have your say on environmental concerns and transportation options for Mary Avenue Overcrossing between Almanor Avenue and 11th Avenue in Moffett Park.

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What needs to be clarified regarding the project and process?

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What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.

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  1. *Please specify where you feel this is most important in the related follow up question.

    Pedestrian and bike access
  2. *Please specify where you feel this is most important in the related follow up question.

    Traffic volumes
  3. *Please specify where you feel this is most important in the related follow up question.

    Safety concerns
  4. Air quality impacts

    Air quality impacts
  5. Transit ridership interactions

    Transit ridership effects
  6. Noise impacts

    Noise impacts
  7. Property value impacts

    Property value impacts
  8. Business impacts

    Business impacts

Do you have any other concerns that are not reflected above? If so, please tell us here:

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If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:

Response Percent Response Count
To/from Moffett Park LRT station 72.1% 31
To/from Ross Drive and John Christian Greenbelt 53.5% 23
Other 11.6% 5

If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:

Response Percent Response Count
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue 89.4% 42
Motor vehicle safety on Mary Avenue 27.7% 13
Other 12.8% 6

If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:

Response Percent Response Count
Mary Avenue 75.0% 36
Mathilda Avenue 45.8% 22
Other 18.8% 9

Comments about Option 1 above:

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Comments about Option 2 above:

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Comments about Option 3a above:

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Comments about Option 3b above:

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Comments about Option 4 above:

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If you live in another Sunnyvale Neighborhood, please let us know which neighborhood.

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If you do not live in Sunnyvale, please let us know which city or jurisdiction:

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If you work or study in another part of Sunnyvale, please let us know which area:

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March 2, 2017, 9:50 PM
  • What needs to be clarified regarding the project and process?

    Questions for the EIR:
    --How many additional car trips will be created by each of the options?
    --How many increased car trips on Mary will result from each of the options? How many bus trips?
    --What is the impact of each option on VMT, both citywide and regional?

    Research needs to be done on the safety of two-way bike lanes, including when entering and exiting the lanes. We need to keep in mind that especially in the downhill direction, bike speeds would likely be fast. Unless these lanes are at least as safe as traditional one-way bike lanes, we should not consider them, much less make them the default. It is critical that the bikelanes on this key piece of infrastructure not only BE as safe as possible, but also be PERCEIVED by potential cyclists as being safe, comfortable, and inviting.

    What is the perceived advantage of two way bike lanes?

  • What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
    1. *Please specify where you feel this is most important in the related follow up question.

      Safety concerns
    2. *Please specify where you feel this is most important in the related follow up question.

      Pedestrian and bike access
    3. Transit ridership interactions

      Transit ridership effects
    4. Air quality impacts

      Air quality impacts
    5. *Please specify where you feel this is most important in the related follow up question.

      Traffic volumes
    6. Noise impacts

      Noise impacts
    7. Business impacts

      Business impacts
  • Do you have any other concerns that are not reflected above? If so, please tell us here:
    Greenhouse gas emissions. I am surprised GHG not listed as a concern in view of our Climate Action Plan and Council's recent adoption of Climate action as an official priority. I believe the overpass needs to happen in a way that generates the least GHG emissions.
  • If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
    No response.
  • If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
    • Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue
  • If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
    • Mary Avenue
    • Mathilda Avenue
    • Other - I'm concerned that by adding car lanes/capacity, we will actually being increasing the incentive to drive and increasing overall traffic. (Induced demand)
  • Comments about Option 1 above:

    If we are going to build this overpass, we need to use it to move the City toward an environmentally-sustainable transportation system. The time for busuness as usual is passed. Policies in the adopted Climate Action Plan and the draft LUTE support favoring sustainable transportation. And Climate protection is a Council priority.

    If we want to encouage folks to bike, thus reducing car traffic with the accompanying air pollution, GHG emissions and congestion--which the City says it does--the bike lanes should be separated from car traffic by a physical barrier, to invite more riders. The speed limit for cars should be 25 mph, to improve bike/ped safety and make biking and walking less-intimidating. Intersections approaching the bridge should have bike boxes and signals with pedestrian and cyclist head start.

    Motor vehicle lanes should be limited to carpools of at least four people and van pools, shuttles, public transit to avoid generated traffic and induced vehicle travel and to maximize capacity of the overpass. Failing this, the overpass should be treated as a congestion-priced HOV lane, allowing zero emissions cars, transit, carpools and charging other users based on real-time congestion. Such congestion-pricing would help pay for the facility and encourage cleaner transportation. Transition to zero emission, multi-passenger-only vehicles in the near future.

    This new infrastructure provides a good opportunity to implement policy changes envisioned in the CAP and draft LUTE which call for favoring environmentally-sustainable transportation modes over the private auto, which has been prioritized these many decades.

  • Comments about Option 2 above:

    Protected better than buffered. Speed limit 25 mph for improved bike/ped safety. Native plants/trees for better ped experience. Safest possible approaches for bike/ped. Treat as HOV lane, charging congestion pricing for gas-powered autos with fewer than four people. As congestion increases, limit motor vehicles to zero-emission-multi-rider only.

  • Comments about Option 3a above:

    My preferred option. Optimal safety and comfort for those using the most environmentally-friendly transportation modes is most likely to attract new cyclists. Avoids generated car traffic and induced motor vehicle travel. Aligns with CAP and draft LUTE. Bookends the bike/ped bridge over 280 to form a bike/ped emphasis city street. If we really want to start transforming our transportation system to minimize GHG, air pollution, congestion and noise--and improve health-- this would be a good start. Physical separation between peds and cyclists--different level pavement? Physical separation between north and southbound riders to increase perceived safety, if two-way bike path is implemented. Native plants/trees to provide a more inviting experience for peds.(Electric assist bikes should be allowed to help everyone make it over the ramp and enable riders to arrive at work more presentable.)

  • Comments about Option 3b above:

    The limitation to ped/bike/transit should be much longer than a single peak hour, ideally all-day, but at least during three hour periods AM and PM. Other times, treat as HOV lane, charging for gas powered single occupancy. Congestion pricing. Soon all vehicles should be both zero-emission and multiple-occupancy to minimize air pollution, ghg emissions and noise, encourage transition to clean transportation and reduce congestion. Speed limit 25 mph and protected lanes for cyclist safety and comfort. Native plants/trees.

  • Comments about Option 4 above:

    Preferable to options that add capacity for single occupancy autos. Avoids embedded GHG in materials and construction of structure.

  • If you live in another Sunnyvale Neighborhood, please let us know which neighborhood.
    Serra Park
  • If you do not live in Sunnyvale, please let us know which city or jurisdiction:
    No response.
  • If you work or study in another part of Sunnyvale, please let us know which area:
    Sourth Sunnyvale
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