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Give us your feedback on environmental issues that you would like to see addressed in the Mary Avenue Overcrossing Environmental Impact Report (EIR).

19 registered responses


What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.

Pedestrian and bike access
Response Percent Response Count
OPTION 1 36.8% 7
OPTION 2 26.3% 5
OPTION 3 21.1% 4
OPTION 4 10.5% 2
OPTION 5 15.8% 3
Traffic volumes
Response Percent Response Count
OPTION 1 84.2% 16
OPTION 2 52.6% 10
OPTION 3 26.3% 5
OPTION 4 21.1% 4
OPTION 5 15.8% 3
Traffic-related safety concerns
Response Percent Response Count
OPTION 1 84.2% 16
OPTION 2 63.2% 12
OPTION 3 31.6% 6
OPTION 4 15.8% 3
OPTION 5 10.5% 2
Air quality impacts
Response Percent Response Count
OPTION 1 57.9% 11
OPTION 2 42.1% 8
OPTION 3 21.1% 4
OPTION 4 15.8% 3
OPTION 5 5.3% 1
Transit ridership
Response Percent Response Count
OPTION 1 31.6% 6
OPTION 2 21.1% 4
OPTION 3 15.8% 3
OPTION 4 10.5% 2
OPTION 5 10.5% 2
Noise impacts
Response Percent Response Count
OPTION 1 57.9% 11
OPTION 2 47.4% 9
OPTION 3 26.3% 5
OPTION 4 10.5% 2
OPTION 5 10.5% 2
Other
Response Percent Response Count
OPTION 1 5.3% 1
OPTION 2 5.3% 1
OPTION 5 10.5% 2

What other significant environmental issues would you like to see addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?

Answered
7
Skipped
12

Which section would you like to skip to?

Response Percent Response Count
Pedestrian and bike access 42.1% 8
Traffic volumes 42.1% 8
Traffic-related safety concerns 5.3% 1
Air quality impacts 5.3% 1
Other concerns / general comments 5.3% 1

Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding pedestrian and bike access.

Answered
4
Skipped
15

Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?

Answered
3
Skipped
16

What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?

Answered
2
Skipped
17

Which section would you like to skip to?

Response Percent Response Count
Traffic volumes 100.0% 8

Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.

Answered
16
Skipped
3

Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?

Answered
11
Skipped
8

What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?

Answered
5
Skipped
14

Which section would you like to skip to?

Response Percent Response Count
Traffic-related safety concerns 50.0% 8
Air quality impacts 18.8% 3
Noise impacts 12.5% 2
Transit ridership 6.3% 1
Other concerns / general comments 12.5% 2

Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic-related safety.

Answered
9
Skipped
10

Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?

Answered
6
Skipped
13

What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?

Answered
2
Skipped
17

Which section would you like to skip to?

Response Percent Response Count
Air quality impacts 55.6% 5
Noise impacts 33.3% 3
Other concerns / general comments 11.1% 1

Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding air quality impacts.

Answered
8
Skipped
11

Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?

Answered
5
Skipped
14

What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?

Answered
2
Skipped
17

Which section of questions would you like to skip to?

Response Percent Response Count
Noise impacts 50.0% 5
Transit ridership 10.0% 1
Other concerns / general comments 40.0% 4

Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding noise impacts.

Answered
8
Skipped
11
Moiz Dohadwala inside Sunnyvale
March 22, 2017, 8:25 PM
  • What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.
    • Pedestrian and bike access - OPTION 1, OPTION 2, OPTION 3, OPTION 4
    • Traffic volumes - OPTION 1
    • Traffic-related safety concerns - OPTION 1, OPTION 2
    • Air quality impacts - OPTION 1, OPTION 2
    • Transit ridership - OPTION 1, OPTION 2, OPTION 3
    • Noise impacts - OPTION 1, OPTION 2
  • What other significant environmental issues would you like to see addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?

    How would Sunnyvale discourage traffic from Moffet Park using the overcrossing for destinations in Cupertino. I wouldn't want any of the options to primarily benefit out of city residents, to the detriment of Sunnyvale residents.

  • Which section would you like to skip to?
    • Pedestrian and bike access
  • Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding pedestrian and bike access.

    I am concerned about the separation between vehicular lanes and bike lanes. With 2 bikers, there is potential for collisions. In these scenarios, a curb-level separation will be inadequate in ensuring biker's safety.

  • Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?

    Install higher barriers between the vehicular and bike lanes

  • What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?

    No vehicular lanes on the overcrossing.

  • Which section would you like to skip to?
    • Traffic volumes
  • Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.

    I am not convinced that this overcrossing is needed to begin with. Moffett Park is situated close to the intersection of 101 and 237 and Mathilda Avenue. It has VTA access as well. Investing in encouraging use of mass transit should be the primary focus.
    Why can't access to these freeways and mass transit be improved locally? Perhaps direct access overpass to the freeways would be a better option.

  • Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
    No response.
  • What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
    No response.
  • Which section would you like to skip to?
    • Traffic-related safety concerns
  • Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic-related safety.

    The overcrossing will mean higher traffic volumes on Mary, Bernardo and Hollenbeck. Despite the lane reduction on Mary, the increased traffic will result longer waits at traffic lights. Motorists will become impatient and will potentially put others at risk.

  • Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?

    If any option with vehicular lanes is selected/approved, then Mary should be converted to 2 lanes between El Camino and Central and speed limit reduced to 25 mph. This will encourage traffic on to Central and away from Sunnyvale city streets.

  • What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
    No response.
  • Which section would you like to skip to?
    • Air quality impacts
  • Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding air quality impacts.

    Its a simple equation. More cars == more pollution == lower air quality

  • Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?

    Allow only EV and Plug-in hybrid vehicles on the overcrossing if any option with vehicular lanes is selected. Or if it is a High Occupancy Vehicle.

  • What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
    No response.
  • Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
    • Noise impacts
  • Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding noise impacts.
    No response.
  • Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
    No response.
  • What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
    No response.
  • Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
    • Transit ridership
  • Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding transit ridership.

    I am concerned that use of mass transit will not be incentivized enough. As a result ridership will remain low on VTA light rail and buses.

  • Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?

    Penalize tenants of Moffett Park if ridership falls below targeted levels. Another option would be to make parking expensive and reduce parking time limits to 4 hrs.

  • What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
    No response.
  • Did you indicate having "other" important concerns in the first question?
    • No
  • Do you live in Sunnyvale?
    • Yes
  • If you live in Sunnyvale, in which neighborhood do you live?
    • Sunnyvale West
  • If you live OUTSIDE of Sunnyvale, please tell us which municipality:
    No response.
  • Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
    • Yes
  • If you work or study in Sunnyvale, which area?
    • Other - Sunnyvale West
  • If you work or study OUTSIDE of Sunnyvale, tell us in which municipality:
    No response.
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The five alternatives under consideration include:

  • OPTION 1: Four lanes of motor vehicle travel plus protected bike facilities and sidewalks
  • OPTION 2: Two lanes of motor vehicle travel plus protected bike facilities and sidewalks
  • OPTION 3: Pedestrian/bicycle/transit overcrossing
  • OPTION 4: Pedestrian/bicycle overcrossing
  • OPTION 5: Removal of the overcrossing from the General Plan

Illustration of Options

The Draft EIR will cover the following topics:

  • Aesthetics and visual impacts
  • Air quality
  • Biological resources
  • Cultural resources
  • Geology and soils
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Hazardous materials
  • Hydrology and water quality
  • Land use and planning
  • Noise
  • Public services
  • Recreation
  • Transportation and circulation
  • Utilities and service systems

OPTION 1
OPTION 2
OPTION 3
OPTION 4
OPTION 5
Pedestrian and bike access
Traffic volumes
Traffic-related safety concerns
Air quality impacts
Transit ridership
Noise impacts
Other

About This Survey

The rest of this survey is divided into sections reflecting the 6 issues above, as well as a section for other concerns / general comments.

At the end of each section (beginning with the question below), you'll be asked which section of questions you'd like to "skip" to so that you can focus on the issues most important to you. In each case, select the first one on the list that is of importance to you. If, for example, you selected "Noise impacts," this would take you to that section, which will end with a question allowing you to choose only among the remaining sections: "Transit ridership" and "Other."


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