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Name not shown inside City Boundary December 11, 2018, 2:15 PM

Do you live or work in San Mateo?
Yes


How often do you travel on 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard
A few times a week


I always find 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to be congested:


Both morning and evening rush hour


When traveling EAST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
Bridgepointe, S. Norfolk Street, S. Grant Street/Ginnever Street, S. Delaware Street, Highway 92


When traveling WEST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
Highway 92


If 19th Avenue between S Delaware Street and S Grant/Ginnever Street was converted to a two-way roadway, it would:
Make my commute better


What are your improvement priorities for the 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard corridor?
Reduce vehicle congestion & travel time, Reduce speeding/calm traffic, Convert 19th Ave between S Delaware St and S Grant/Ginnever to a two-way roadway


Where would you like to see improvements on the 19th Ave - Fashion Island Blvd corridor? Please only post pins inside the green study area boundary. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out on the map to see a specific segment of the corridor in more detail.
Pin at 37.554391, -122.291504 (Not sure how you get less traffic jams, but this area is backed up more than it is moving at morning and evening rush hour.), Pin at 37.552134, -122.303134 (Possibly making 19th a 4 lane road would help the backups. )


Anything more you'd like to tell us about traveling in this area of the city?
Avoiding this area of the city is becoming almost the only option at morning and evening rush hours. It will only get worse as the office and residential spaces get filled. Before City Council approves ANY MORE BUILDING IN THIS AREA, we should wait for these structures to be at FULL capacity. I think it is pretty clear at this point that the previous additional construction on Delaware did not develop enough roadway accesses, improvements and actual road to handle the increased traffic capacity. So lets get the traffic moving instead of standing still at rush hours before we put in more buildings of any sort (commercial or residential). Lastly, thank you so much for doing this survey. I sincerely hope San Mateo City employs experts to help us unwind this traffic mess we've created. ... and indeed City Council and staff are working in the right direction.

David Hunt inside City Boundary December 11, 2018, 1:22 PM

Do you live or work in San Mateo?
Yes


How often do you travel on 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard
A few times a week


I always find 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to be congested:


Both morning and evening rush hour


When traveling EAST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
Bridgepointe


When traveling WEST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Delaware Street


If 19th Avenue between S Delaware Street and S Grant/Ginnever Street was converted to a two-way roadway, it would:
Be the same


What are your improvement priorities for the 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard corridor?
Improve bike facilities, Improve sidewalks & pedestrian connections, Reduce speeding/calm traffic, Reduce vehicle congestion & travel time, Convert 19th Ave between S Delaware St and S Grant/Ginnever to a two-way roadway


Where would you like to see improvements on the 19th Ave - Fashion Island Blvd corridor? Please only post pins inside the green study area boundary. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out on the map to see a specific segment of the corridor in more detail.
Pin at 37.553662, -122.290835 (This intersection doesn’t feel safe when traveling east)


Anything more you'd like to tell us about traveling in this area of the city?
Better bike connectivity (either protected or slowing down traffic) would encourage me to bike from San Mateo to the Bridgepointe area rather than drive. As it is right now the traffic is going too fast for the current bike infrastructure to feel safe.

Name not shown inside City Boundary December 11, 2018, 12:56 AM

Do you live or work in San Mateo?
Yes


How often do you travel on 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard
A few times a week


I always find 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to be congested:


Both morning and evening rush hour


When traveling EAST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
Other - Mariner's Island Blvd.


When traveling WEST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
Highway 101


If 19th Avenue between S Delaware Street and S Grant/Ginnever Street was converted to a two-way roadway, it would:
Be the same


What are your improvement priorities for the 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard corridor?
Reduce vehicle congestion & travel time


Where would you like to see improvements on the 19th Ave - Fashion Island Blvd corridor? Please only post pins inside the green study area boundary. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out on the map to see a specific segment of the corridor in more detail.
Pin at 37.554649, -122.29083 (These lights back up traffic for over a mile in each direction during rush hour going east and west.), Pin at 37.554785, -122.290702 (This left turn cut out going west is a disaster at all hours.), Pin at 37.55242, -122.300765 (Road needs to be widened.), Pin at 37.552284, -122.302096 (Traffic signals all along this corridor are a mess going east in particular at rush hour. )


Anything more you'd like to tell us about traveling in this area of the city?
This corridor needs to be widened. One lane just doesn't do it. It's a mess, especially going east in the afternoon for 5 hours. The traffic lights don't help, but I doubt just improving the traffic lights alone will make much difference.

Name not shown inside City Boundary December 10, 2018, 9:18 PM

Do you live or work in San Mateo?
Yes


How often do you travel on 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard
A few times a week


I always find 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to be congested:


Evening rush hour only


When traveling EAST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Norfolk Street


When traveling WEST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Grant Street/Ginnever Street


If 19th Avenue between S Delaware Street and S Grant/Ginnever Street was converted to a two-way roadway, it would:
Make my commute worse


What are your improvement priorities for the 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard corridor?
Reduce vehicle congestion & travel time


Where would you like to see improvements on the 19th Ave - Fashion Island Blvd corridor? Please only post pins inside the green study area boundary. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out on the map to see a specific segment of the corridor in more detail.
Pin at 37.552219, -122.302235 (Widened), Pin at 37.552528, -122.299059 (longer eastbound light at evening rush hour), Pin at 37.554093, -122.291764 (longer eastbound light at evening rush hour)

Name not shown inside City Boundary December 10, 2018, 4:23 PM

Do you live or work in San Mateo?
Yes


How often do you travel on 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard
A few times a week


I always find 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to be congested:


Evening rush hour only


When traveling EAST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
Foster City


When traveling WEST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Grant Street/Ginnever Street


If 19th Avenue between S Delaware Street and S Grant/Ginnever Street was converted to a two-way roadway, it would:
Be the same


What are your improvement priorities for the 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard corridor?
Reduce vehicle congestion & travel time, Convert 19th Ave between S Delaware St and S Grant/Ginnever to a two-way roadway, Improve sidewalks & pedestrian connections


Where would you like to see improvements on the 19th Ave - Fashion Island Blvd corridor? Please only post pins inside the green study area boundary. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out on the map to see a specific segment of the corridor in more detail.
Pin at 37.553979, -122.29818 (Cars will drive on the shoulder to exit Fashion Island thus almost crashing into cars going to 92 East.), Pin at 37.552311, -122.299557 (There is one traffic light here and the wait time for cars not going east or west is slow.)


Anything more you'd like to tell us about traveling in this area of the city?
19th avenue is always backed up because there is only 1 lane going towards Norfolk. CHP needs to give out more tickets for cars who drive on the shoulder. There should be an actual lane to exit 101 going North exiting Fashion Island. Traffic trying to exit has to wait for 92 East to move.

Name not shown inside City Boundary December 10, 2018, 4:04 PM

What type of bike rider are you?
Highly Confident - I feel comfortable riding on any street


In three words, can you tell us what it's currently like to bike in San Mateo?


scary fast cars, drivers not attentive, must ride defensively


In another three words, can you tell us what you wish biking in San Mateo will be like in the future?
even more dangerous, more traffic coming, many bad intersections


Anything else you'd like the City staff to know about bicycling in San Mateo?
We need a safe north-south route connection between north san mateo and burlingame.
We need better safer bike/pedestrian acess too coyote point park.
We have such a great county park but there is no safe access to cross peninsula.


Name not shown inside City Boundary December 9, 2018, 5:24 PM

Do you live or work in San Mateo?
Yes


How often do you travel on 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard
Everyday commute


I always find 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to be congested:


Other - Both morning and evening rush hour - but a few days a week are very heavy–I believe from diversion of drivers from the freeway getting advised by maps like Waze/GoogleMaps - please stop this...


When traveling EAST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
Highway 92, Other - Hwy 92, Bridgepointe & Foster City


When traveling WEST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Delaware Street, S. Grant Street/Ginnever Street, Highway 101


If 19th Avenue between S Delaware Street and S Grant/Ginnever Street was converted to a two-way roadway, it would:
Make my commute better


What are your improvement priorities for the 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard corridor?
Reduce vehicle congestion & travel time, Convert 19th Ave between S Delaware St and S Grant/Ginnever to a two-way roadway, Reduce speeding/calm traffic, Improve sidewalks & pedestrian connections, Improve bike facilities


Where would you like to see improvements on the 19th Ave - Fashion Island Blvd corridor? Please only post pins inside the green study area boundary. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out on the map to see a specific segment of the corridor in more detail.
Pin at 37.552624, -122.299231 (Widen this between the East side of 101 and S. Norfolk – the super wide median is useless and Caltrans land is on either side - as far as road widening goes, this seems like a lower cost one..), Pin at 37.552313, -122.301248 (Widen this between Grant St & 101 South on-ramp - imminent domain some front yard lawn of the apartments on the South side of 19th, then eliminate some park & ride spaces to have the ramp start further to the West than it is now- as far as road widening goes, this seems like a lower cost one..), Pin at 37.5533, -122.295841 (eliminate sidewalk on one side of the road (North) - this way pets would not be crossing 101 North on-ramp or 101 South on-ramp - this would help to widen the roadway for cars. Very few pedestrians use this overcrossing. Build a dedicated pedestrian/bicycle bridge...)


Anything more you'd like to tell us about traveling in this area of the city?
between 5-7pm the Eastbound comment between Grant and Norfolk is the worst in the city - i have gone Delaware or Grant to 3rd Ave to Norfolk to get from Arco to Parkside neighborhood... please address this and the Wazers problem.

Name not shown inside City Boundary December 8, 2018, 3:22 PM

Do you live or work in San Mateo?
Yes


How often do you travel on 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard
Everyday commute


I always find 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to be congested:


Both morning and evening rush hour


When traveling EAST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Norfolk Street


When traveling WEST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Delaware Street


If 19th Avenue between S Delaware Street and S Grant/Ginnever Street was converted to a two-way roadway, it would:
Be the same


What are your improvement priorities for the 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard corridor?
Reduce vehicle congestion & travel time


Where would you like to see improvements on the 19th Ave - Fashion Island Blvd corridor? Please only post pins inside the green study area boundary. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out on the map to see a specific segment of the corridor in more detail.
Pin at 37.551267, -122.305462 (The parking entry to 19th from the YMCA needs to close the left turn to e 19th ave. This would remove one bottle neck)

Joe Blaylock inside City Boundary December 8, 2018, 11:14 AM

Do you live or work in San Mateo?
Yes


How often do you travel on 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard
Occassionally, but only if it's not congested


I always find 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to be congested:


Both morning and evening rush hour


When traveling EAST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Norfolk Street


When traveling WEST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Grant Street/Ginnever Street


If 19th Avenue between S Delaware Street and S Grant/Ginnever Street was converted to a two-way roadway, it would:
Be the same


What are your improvement priorities for the 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard corridor?
Improve bike facilities, Reduce speeding/calm traffic, Improve sidewalks & pedestrian connections, Reduce vehicle congestion & travel time, Convert 19th Ave between S Delaware St and S Grant/Ginnever to a two-way roadway


Where would you like to see improvements on the 19th Ave - Fashion Island Blvd corridor? Please only post pins inside the green study area boundary. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out on the map to see a specific segment of the corridor in more detail.
Pin at 37.553115, -122.294556 (Drivers taking the ramps tend to speed up. The shoulder is wide for cyclists but it's a little unnerving), Pin at 37.551852, -122.304827 (The left turn from Delaware on a bike is ok if you know to be in the outside but then the drivers turning right going north turn on red and it makes drifting right to get in the bike lane pretty sketchy)


Anything more you'd like to tell us about traveling in this area of the city?
We love to bike with the whole family to Apple Fritter, and then home. It's great. Making it now comfortable would make us go more often.

Name not shown inside City Boundary December 8, 2018, 9:26 AM

Do you live or work in San Mateo?
Yes


How often do you travel on 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard
A few times a week


I always find 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to be congested:


Both morning and evening rush hour


When traveling EAST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
Bridgepointe, Foster City, S. Norfolk Street


When traveling WEST, I typically use 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard to get to:
S. Delaware Street, S. Grant Street/Ginnever Street, S. Norfolk Street, Highway 92


If 19th Avenue between S Delaware Street and S Grant/Ginnever Street was converted to a two-way roadway, it would:
Be the same


What are your improvement priorities for the 19th Avenue - Fashion Island Boulevard corridor?
Reduce vehicle congestion & travel time


Anything more you'd like to tell us about traveling in this area of the city?
The problem I deal with in turning left from south Norfolk to east 19th ave. during morning and afternoon heavy traffic is that the go signal doesn't stay on long enough and it backs up traffic on Norfolk . If your back 15 cars waiting to turn it takes a lot of time. It backs up enough to get in the way of through traffic on Norfolk going south to Hillsdale blvd.