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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
Geoffrey Hatchard outside Sunnyvale
March 8, 2017, 2:08 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.
    • Traffic volumes - OPTION 1, OPTION 2
    • Traffic-related safety concerns - OPTION 1, OPTION 2
    • Air quality impacts - OPTION 1, OPTION 2
    • Noise impacts - OPTION 1, OPTION 2
  • What other significant environmental issues would you like to see addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?
    No response.
  • 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.
    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 would you like to skip to?
    • Traffic volumes
  • Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.

    Creating more car lanes will induce demand for driving on this thoroughfare. Creating lanes for transit, walking, and cycling will induce demand for more active modes of transportation, and we should be encouraging that where it's possible in the city and the surrounding area.

  • 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.

    A wide road with multiple lanes for automobile traffic will induce and encourage speeding.

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

    Plan for the number of people you want to move through the area, but plan to move those people in some way other than single-occupancy vehicles.

  • 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.

    As much as tech-focused people like to clamor on-and-on about how electric cars will save the world, the fact is that even electric cars are often powered by by carbon-based fuel further up the chain (the plants that produce the electricity that they plug into may be coal-burning, for example). The production of the cars also has a significant environmental footprint. The only way to be certain that air quality and other environmental concerns are holistically addressed is to avoid single-occupancy cars as a means of transportation in a dense environment.

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

    Encourage and provide more public transit options, encourage walking, encourage cycling.

  • 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.

    Cars make more noise than people walking or cycling, even when the cars are electric.

  • 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.

    Please work with large employers in the area, VTA, and Caltrain to create plans that will get people in and out of the area without needing to drive.

  • 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.
  • Did you indicate having "other" important concerns in the first question?
    • No
  • Are there any groups or agencies that you suggest we consult/contact in conjunction with the preparation of the EIR?
    • I would recommend consulting with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, California Walks, VTA, Friends of Caltrain, and Caltrain.
  • Do you live in Sunnyvale?
    • No
  • If you live in Sunnyvale, in which neighborhood do you live?
    No response.
  • If you live OUTSIDE of Sunnyvale, please tell us which municipality:
    San Jose
  • Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
    • Yes
  • If you work or study in Sunnyvale, which area?
    • Peery Park
  • 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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