1. Green Signal Phase Too Short for Bikes on Central Expressway

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    January 22, 2015 by ladyfleur

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    I was pleased to see a new bike lane with a working sensor at a tricky intersection. Too bad the green phase is so short you’re left stranded in the intersection. Hopefully the Traffic Engineer for Santa Clara County Roads & Airports can help.

  2. Hazardous Drain Grate on Santa Clara St under Caltrain Tracks in San Jose

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    December 19, 2014 by ladyfleur

    closeup of drain grate in bike lane on Santa Clara St

    Hi John, Last night I biked to the new Whole Foods on The Alameda from SAP Center. At the bottom …
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  3. Dangerous bollard collar on Monroe/Cesano Ct bike path

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    May 26, 2014 by ladyfleur

    Post hole on Cesano side

    I was riding on the new multi-use path between Monroe St and Cesano Ct in South Palo Alto this weekend. …
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  4. Caltrain, Bikes and 21st Century Choices

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    May 20, 2014 by ladyfleur

    The following originally appeared as a guest opinion in the Mountain View Voice on May 23, 2014. All it takes …
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  5. Pedestrian Safety is a Two-Way Street

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    December 8, 2013 by ladyfleur

    Dear Gary Richards, How could you? You feature a full column on pedestrian safety and ignore the common mistakes that …
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  6. Construction Fencing Obstructs View of Crosswalk on Central Expressway

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    September 18, 2013 by ladyfleur

    Construction fencing and signs block driver's view of the crosswalk across Central Expressway.

    What can make a crosswalk that’s poorly visible to right-turning cars even worse? Adding opaque construction fencing that extends to the curb. Where I had hopes of improving this risky crossing, what’s there now is downright deadly. The fencing and sign need to be moved or removed today!

  7. Three Safe Crosswalks on Shoreline Boulevard is Not Enough

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    May 23, 2013 by ladyfleur

    Mercy St

    Is it too much to ask people to walk a block out of their way to cross at a traffic signal? This letter to two City Council Members shows how far and how inconvenient it is for people walking across Shoreline Boulevard. How often do we ask drivers to make a one mile detour for the convenience of other street users?

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