January 28, 2004
Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Laurel Anderson, Office of Public Communication,408/299-5119; Suhil Kandah, County Roads & Airports, 408/494-1334
Road Improvements Recommended for Junipero Serra Boulevard to Stop High Speed Driving, Public Comment Invited
SAN JOSE, CALIF.- The public is invited to comment on a traffic calming plan developed for slowing down traffic on Junipero Serra Boulevard between Stanford Avenue and Campus Drive East near Stanford University. The recommended plan is designed to encourage travel speeds consistent with the posted 35 mph limit, and substantially reduce the highest excessive travel speeds. The plan, expected to improve safety on the corridor, calls for installation of chicanes and roundabouts along with a landscaped median. The proposed chicanes in the vicinity of the residential area are designed with a 30 mph design speed. The proposed roundabout at the Santa Maria intersection is designed with a 25 mph design speed.
The recommended plan was developed after members of the community, local residents, employees, and public agencies participated in a public process last fall to discuss Junipero Serra Boulevard issues including high travel speeds and accidents, project goals, and alternatives for traffic calming solutions. Consultants compiled and analyzed the information, preparing a plan for improvements.
The traffic-calming plan is available using the link below. A printed copy is available at Stanford University Architect / Planning Office, 655 Serra Street, Stanford, Calif. 94305.
Written comments can be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to 2290 North First Street, Suite 102, San Jose, Calif. 95131-2017. Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., March 19.
For more information, call 408.544.2476, Ext. 1027.