In The Peninsula PLUS

Open Issues: 501 Closed Issues: 19,488 Acknowledged Issues: 330
Watching issues created after: 2010-09-29

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  • 1040-1046 Broadway Burlingame, California - Burlingame
    This intersection is set up in a extremely confusing way. Drivers in the lane second from the left are seemingly in a left turn only lane heading towards Carolan. However, most of them continue straight down Broadway to turn left on California seemingly running a red light in the process. Cars in the lane second from the right seemingly have the right of way but they have to shift to the left, putting them in the path of the cars running the red light. These drivers don't seem to realize they are running a red light and the intersection is so confusing I'm not even sure what is correct. I've already been in two near misses. Please figure out a way to make this interaction clearer, perhaps with cones separating the correct lanes?
  • 1072-1076 Broadway Burlingame, CA 94010, USA - Burlingame
  • 1512 Adeline Drive Burlingame, California - Burlingame
    The north sidewalk on Adeline between El Camino and Balboa is partially blocked by think hedges. This is a major route for kids to walk to school, but it is impossible to walk two abreast or even easy to push a wide pram.
  • 1480 Highway Rd Burlingame, CA 94010, USA - Burlingame
    Please consider painting the unmarked crosswalk crossing Oxford at Highway Rd. Plenty of school children and their parents cross here daily. Although there is a crosswalk right next to El Camino Real, practically no one crosses there because it's right next to high speed traffic. The unmarked crosswalk that almost everyone uses connects the east sidewalk along Highway Rd. I don't believe this is Caltrans so it would be up to City of Burlingame to do. Please consider painting that unmarked crosswalk.
  • 900-958 Foster City Boulevard Foster City, California - Foster City
    There need to be fences along the lagoon where the sidewalk runs along the lagoon edge. A child could easily accidentally fall in while walking or biking. I rented kayaks through California Windsurfing yesterday and they told me the lagoon is 8-10 feet deep? This is a serious safety issue.
  • 1050 Shell Blvd Foster City, CA 94404, USA - Foster City
    Major trip hazard at Charter Sq outside Chalet Ticino
  • 1049 Broadway Burlingame, California - Burlingame

    Ever since Caltrans (the city?) created a 2nd left turn only lane from Broadway onto Carolan I have constantly witnessed multiple vehicles in the 2nd from the left lane ignore the street and overhead markings designating the lane as left turn only and proceeding straight across the tracks to the left turn lane onto California.

    **My request is to please install semi-permanent cones/structures on Broadway at Carolan to force these vehicles to obey the law and turn left onto Carolan. Every time I am heading west on Broadway in the proper lane to proceed through the light at Carolan and then legally move into the left turn lane to turn left onto California it is a constant game of having to check and see how many vehicles realize they are in a left turn only lane and simply ignore the law and go straight ahead into the left turn lane for California. I imagine much of this issue is being caused by the fact that the current 2nd from the left turn lane at Carolan used to be, prior to the interchange construction, the lane used by drivers who wished to turn left onto California.

    I greatly appreciate your help in resolving this issue in order to improve the safety of our roads. Thanks very much.

  • Traffic Concerns Acknowledged
    1500 & 1600 Blocks Of Howard Avenue Burlingame, California - Burlingame
    The 1500 and 1600 blocks of Howard Avenue, immediately west of El Camino, are in dire need of some sort of vehicle speed calming. Vehicles traveling east speed up to make the green light at El Camino. Vehicles traveling west from the stoplight at El Camino speed up because they've been in traffic and they see open space and accelerate. We need either a stop sign at the corner of Howard and Crescent, speed bumps, an electronic speed sign indicator or a combination. I would be happy to organize a collection of residents to meet with appropriate city employees if that would help.
    Thank you,
    Glen Kronewetter
    1525 Howard Avenue
  • 141 California 82 Burlingame, California - Burlingame

    The sidewalk between Howard Ave and Newlands Ave on El Camino Real is very unsafe to walk. There are multiple issues:

    1) sidewalk is too low - almost level with the street (El Camino Real) at some point
    2) sidewalk is uneven / lumpy with patches
    3) sidewalk is too narrow - maybe 5 ft max.

    I feel unsafe to walk with my newborn in a stroller. Especially walking north with oncoming traffic facing us. Please fix the unevenness, raise it above the street level and widen the sidewalk.

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  • 1285-1299 Oak Grove Avenue Burlingame, California - Burlingame

    Hi...Oak Grove at Ansel.

    1. Oak Grove is a straightaway with many drivers constantly exceeding the posted speed limit.

    2. Though zebra painted, asphalt paving now covers up a chunk of the zebra hashing at the Oak Grove/Ansel crosswalk.

    3. Especially in summer with leaves on the trees the signs indicating a crosswalk are often covered and not visible to drivers.

    4. Drivers have little visibility as to the presence of the crosswalk (especially those heading west as there is a slight downhill to Oak Grove prior to Ansel and many drivers are speeding).

    The ideal solution would be to have pedestrian-triggered crosswalk flashing lights (as on California in front of Stacks). However, in the absence of funding for this solution could you please...

    A. Repaint the zebra striping to ensure maximum visibility.

    B. Install signage in the middle of the crosswalk as was recently done on Oak Grove at Acacia (see image).

    With both of these I am hopeful that drivers will slow down and recognize the presence of the crosswalk which I use every day.

    Thanks very much for your help!

  • 3297 Hillview Ave Palo Alto, CA 94304 - Palo Alto
    There are a lot of pedestrians who cross Hillview to get to and from Tibco. Cars speed around the curve going west, making it very difficult for pedestrians to safely cross the street.
  • 1040-1070 Broadway Burlingame, California - Burlingame
    This was reported earlier as issue 1866097 and subsequently fixed, but it seems like the issue was reintroduced while work on the Broadway interchange continued.
    Basically, when going southbound on Broadway and you come to the Carolan intersection right before the train tracks, There are two dedicated left turn lanes to head to Carolan. The problem is, the right turn lane has always been, historically, a lane that allowed drivers to drive straight forward across the tracks to enter the turn lane for California. This is supremely idiotic for multiple reasons.
    For one thing, drivers are still driving straight to cross the tracks from the right side dedicated turn lane, because the signage is terrible and because they've done that for years and it just makes sense. This causes confusion to drivers on the lane to the immediate right of that lane who try to merge over to the turn lane onto California because suddenly they have to watch out for traffic coming into their lane unexpectedly from the left. Secondly, even if all the drivers were following the signage, you're asking people to change lanes right before train tracks in an intersection that has a history of car strikes because of how the lighted intersection is set up just past the tracks. You guys have set up an already dangerous intersection to now be confusing as well.
    Based on what i saw of the Interchange plans, it seems like the dual turn lanes towards Carolan were always part of the plan, which is idiotic because hardly anyone needs to turn onto Carolan and the reasons i listed above. While the issue appeared to have been fixed in early 2016, someone didn't let the street painters in on the change because the dangerous intersection is back.