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Name not shown inside Sunnyvale September 15, 2017, 10:22 PM

What do you see as the pros (advantages) of this alternative?
No-to-little involvement from Caltrain, no railroad work, possibly a faster solution.


What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of this alternative?
Fairly high impact: 12+ Parcels, 7+ driveways. May lead to slower execution.


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
Lesser impact to nearby parcels.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
Caltrain involvement, railroad work, which may mean slower execution


What do you see as the pros of this alternatiave?
No-to-little involvement from Caltrain, no railroad work, possibly a faster solution.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
High local impact: 6+ parcels, 8+ driveways


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
Lesser impact to nearby parcels.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
Caltrain involvement, railroad work, which may mean slower execution


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
No-to-little involvement from Caltrain, no railroad work, possibly a faster solution. Relatively small impact to nearby parcels.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
None really. Perhaps that the turn from/to Mary and Evelyn will take more time. But not a huge concern.


Please rank the above options in order of preference, starting with the option you like the most. (1 = favorite option, please shortlist; 5 = least favorite, please eliminate)
Road underpass with jughandle, Road underpass, Road overpass , Split road underpass / rail overpass , Split road overpass / rail underpass


Do you have any other comments on the alternatives?
Let's optimize for the solution that 1. Decreases Caltrain horn noise the most for nearby communities and 2. Is feasible, simple enough, involves the least number of parties and has a shot at getting down in reasonable amount of time.

I think alternatives that don't involve railroad work would be better. And among those, probably the jug-handle one is the most elegant one. Thru traffic on both Evelyn and Mary can continue largely uninterrupted, with only those wanting to turn having to wait.

Steven Siegel inside Sunnyvale September 14, 2017, 2:17 AM

What do you see as the pros (advantages) of the road overpass alternative?
no interference with train


What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of the road overpass alternative?
obtrusive


What do you see as the pros of the split road overpass alternative?
good flow


What do you see as the cons of the split road overpass alternative?
construction. much acquistion and mods


What do you see as the pros of the railroad depression alternative?
no interference to ground level traffic, foots, bikes


What do you see as the cons of the railroad depression alternative?
parcels acquistions, mods - station work


What do you see as the pros of the road underpass alternative?
funnest to drive


What do you see as the cons of the road underpass alternative?
no rail interruptions?


What do you see as the pros of the split road underpass alternative?
too much, bad idea


What do you see as the cons of the split road underpass alternative?
everything


What do you see as the pros of the road underpass tunnel alternative?
low impact to parcels mods


What do you see as the cons of the road underpass tunnel alternative?
no problems to railway


What do you see as the pros of the ped/bike overcrossing alternative?
no more honking of trains


What do you see as the cons of the ped/bike overcrossing alternative?
will the train stop here?


What do you see as the pros of the ped/bike undercrossing alternative?
no more honking trains


What do you see as the cons of the ped/bike undercrossing alternative?
under the bridge


Please rank the above options in order of preference, starting with the option you like the most (1 = favorite option, please shortlist; 7 = least favorite, please eliminate). Alternatives are listed below in random order.
Road underpass tunnel, Road underpass, Pedestrian/bicycle overpass, Pedestrian/bicycle underpass, Railroad depression , Split road overpass, Split road underpass , Road overpass

Steven Siegel inside Sunnyvale September 14, 2017, 2:02 AM

What do you see as the pros (advantages) of this alternative?
No interruption to CalTrain during construction.


What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of this alternative?
might be obtrusive, 12 plus parcels is too many


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
fewer parcel acquistions, ,better flow (less obtrusive)


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
impacts the train schedule


What do you see as the pros of this alternatiave?
fewer parcel and driveway mods/acquisitions! , no railway impact


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
3 plus parcels, 8 plus driveways


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
kinda better flow maybe


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
screws up the trains during construction, costs more than road underpass, i'm guessing


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
no rail impact


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
least amount of parecel and driveway mods


Please rank the above options in order of preference, starting with the option you like the most. (1 = favorite option, please shortlist; 5 = least favorite, please eliminate)
Road underpass with jughandle, Road underpass, Split road overpass / rail underpass , Split road underpass / rail overpass , Road overpass


Do you have any other comments on the alternatives?
Can we fast track whichever option is made?

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale September 12, 2017, 3:59 PM

What do you see as the pros (advantages) of the road overpass alternative?
Going up and over the existing railway


What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of the road overpass alternative?
The acquisition of so many parcels effecting the whole feel of downtown.


What do you see as the pros of the split road overpass alternative?
Less impact on surrounding area and driveways


What do you see as the cons of the split road overpass alternative?
costs


What do you see as the pros of the railroad depression alternative?
Least effect on the downtown and neighborhoods


What do you see as the cons of the railroad depression alternative?
Cost and construction time


What do you see as the pros of the road underpass alternative?
Not having to change existing railways


What do you see as the cons of the road underpass alternative?
Acquiring so many parcels


What do you see as the pros of the split road underpass alternative?
Leaves downtown pretty intact without having to purchase much land


What do you see as the cons of the split road underpass alternative?
nothing


What do you see as the pros of the road underpass tunnel alternative?
No railway changes


What do you see as the cons of the road underpass tunnel alternative?
Too much traffic impact on small neighborhood streets


What do you see as the cons of the ped/bike overcrossing alternative?
Losing car access though Sunnyvale. This is a vital artery especially for children living south of the tracks that attend Bishop Elementary.


What do you see as the cons of the ped/bike undercrossing alternative?
Losing car access though Sunnyvale. This is a vital artery especially for children living south of the tracks that attend Bishop Elementary.


Please rank the above options in order of preference, starting with the option you like the most (1 = favorite option, please shortlist; 7 = least favorite, please eliminate). Alternatives are listed below in random order.
Split road underpass


Do you have any other comments on the alternatives?
There is already too much commuter traffic on Matilda to handle the all the cross town traffic from Sunnyvale. Closing Sunnyvale to cars is a bad idea.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale September 12, 2017, 4:57 AM

What do you see as the pros (advantages) of the road overpass alternative?
cheaper


What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of the road overpass alternative?
less friendly for pedestrians and cyclists


What do you see as the pros of the split road overpass alternative?
better for pedestrians and cyclists


What do you see as the cons of the split road overpass alternative?
costs more


What do you see as the pros of the railroad depression alternative?
best for pedestrians and cyclists


What do you see as the cons of the railroad depression alternative?
costlier


What do you see as the pros of the road underpass alternative?
cheaper


What do you see as the cons of the road underpass alternative?
less friendly for pedestrians and cyclists


What do you see as the pros of the split road underpass alternative?
less costly


What do you see as the cons of the split road underpass alternative?
friendlier for pedestrians; maybe friendly for cyclists if they share access with pedestrians, not so great if cyclists have to use the underpass


What do you see as the pros of the road underpass tunnel alternative?
less costly


What do you see as the cons of the road underpass tunnel alternative?
less friendly to pedestrians and cyclists


What do you see as the pros of the ped/bike overcrossing alternative?
cheapest?


What do you see as the cons of the ped/bike overcrossing alternative?
annoying for cyclists, unfriendly to disabled/physically challenged persons


What do you see as the pros of the ped/bike undercrossing alternative?
more budget friendly


What do you see as the cons of the ped/bike undercrossing alternative?
no Sunnyvale Ave access for cars


Please rank the above options in order of preference, starting with the option you like the most (1 = favorite option, please shortlist; 7 = least favorite, please eliminate). Alternatives are listed below in random order.
Railroad depression , Pedestrian/bicycle underpass, Split road underpass , Split road overpass, Road underpass, Road underpass tunnel, Pedestrian/bicycle overpass, Road overpass

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale September 11, 2017, 9:07 AM

What do you see as the pros (advantages) of this alternative?
none


What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of this alternative?
noise and debris, traffic delays, taking people's property from them


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
none


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
noise and debris, ugly views, taking people's property from them


What do you see as the pros of this alternatiave?
hidden traffic, less noise for residents to hear


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
expense, taking people's property, flooding


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
less noise for residents


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
taking people's property, flooding


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
hidden traffic


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
expense, flooding


Do you have any other comments on the alternatives?
Leave the intersection as it is. Make a dedicated right turn lane on westbound Evelyn to Mary. Keep bikes out of it.
Put bike lanes along the railroad tracks.
Put up sound walls along the railroad tracks.
Divert traffic to Mathilda.

Sandeepa Karwa inside Sunnyvale September 9, 2017, 4:42 PM

What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of the road overpass alternative?
Affects homeowners and businesses that have to move. High Cost.


What do you see as the cons of the split road overpass alternative?
Affects homeowners and businesses that have to move. High Cost.


What do you see as the cons of the railroad depression alternative?
Affects homeowners and businesses that have to move. High Cost.


What do you see as the cons of the road underpass alternative?
Affects homeowners and businesses that have to move. High Cost.


What do you see as the cons of the split road underpass alternative?
Affects homeowners and businesses that have to move. High Cost.


What do you see as the pros of the road underpass tunnel alternative?
Does not affect most homeowners and businesses that have to move. Low Cost.


What do you see as the pros of the ped/bike overcrossing alternative?
Does not affect most homeowners and businesses that have to move. Low Cost.


What do you see as the pros of the ped/bike undercrossing alternative?
Does not affect homeowners and businesses that have to move. Low Cost.


Please rank the above options in order of preference, starting with the option you like the most (1 = favorite option, please shortlist; 7 = least favorite, please eliminate). Alternatives are listed below in random order.
Pedestrian/bicycle overpass, Road underpass tunnel, Pedestrian/bicycle underpass


Do you have any other comments on the alternatives?
People make a city. Any option that forces homeowners and businesses to move must be rejected by the citizens and the city.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale September 8, 2017, 9:25 PM

What do you see as the pros (advantages) of the road overpass alternative?
Safety and efficiency. Downtown would be more vibrant and easier to access. Access to Sunnyvale downtown would be greatly improved and delays minimized.


What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of the road overpass alternative?
Cost.


What do you see as the pros of the split road overpass alternative?
The slope would be less steep than just an overpass without the railway being depressed. Easier access to downtown with fewer delays due to train. Also, noise reduction from sunken railway.


What do you see as the cons of the split road overpass alternative?
Cost.


What do you see as the pros of the railroad depression alternative?
Significant noise reduction from train. Reduction in delays to downtown caused by train delays.


What do you see as the cons of the railroad depression alternative?
Cost.


What do you see as the pros of the road underpass alternative?
Safety and fewer delays.


What do you see as the cons of the road underpass alternative?
Cost and possible flooding in heavy rains.


What do you see as the pros of the split road underpass alternative?
Safety and reduced delays.


What do you see as the cons of the split road underpass alternative?
Cost.


What do you see as the pros of the road underpass tunnel alternative?
Safety and reduced delays.


What do you see as the cons of the road underpass tunnel alternative?
Cost and possible flooding during heavy rain.


What do you see as the pros of the ped/bike overcrossing alternative?
NONE!


What do you see as the cons of the ped/bike overcrossing alternative?
The overpass would rarely be used by bikes and pedestrians. It would be like the ped/bike overpass near Home Depot and Fair Oaks. It is used primarily by homeless people who leave their trash and empty beer and wine containers. Also, this option would further isolate Northern Sunnyvale from Souther Sunnyvale. Fewer customers would go to Sunnyvale downtown. My neighbors and I would be less likely to go to downtown if Sunnyvale Ave dead ends at the railway. Better to move station back towards West so that cars are not stopped every time a train comes into the station. Fix the location of the train station that was broken the from the last modification. The train station location needs to be further away from Sunnyvale Ave. So cars are not stopped when trains come into the station.


What do you see as the pros of the ped/bike undercrossing alternative?
None!


What do you see as the cons of the ped/bike undercrossing alternative?
Homeless hide out and urinal. It will be an unsafe, under-utilized tunnel that will continuously stink of urine, human waste, and throw-up. Bad idea! Please don't make things worse.


Please rank the above options in order of preference, starting with the option you like the most (1 = favorite option, please shortlist; 7 = least favorite, please eliminate). Alternatives are listed below in random order.
Split road overpass, Road overpass , Railroad depression , Road underpass, Split road underpass , Road underpass tunnel, Pedestrian/bicycle overpass, Pedestrian/bicycle underpass


Do you have any other comments on the alternatives?
Move the train station to west away from Sunnyvale Avenue to remove requirement of stopping vehicles every time a train stops at the station. Correct the mistake that was made during the last train station modification by moving the station away from Sunnyvale Avenue more toward Mary Avenue. At the very least DO NOT make the situation worse by closing off Sunnyvale Avenue to vehicles. Remove parking along Sunnyvale Avenue and make bike lanes. Do not cut off Sunnyvale Avenue to vehicles to get to and from downtown Sunnyvale.vehicle

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale September 8, 2017, 8:58 PM

What do you see as the pros (advantages) of this alternative?
Easy for cars to change between Mary Avenue and Evelyn Avenue. Most inexpensive and fastest to build.


What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of this alternative?
This option has the greatest change in elevation for pedestrians and bicyclists. It would also have the greatest visual impact, especially if there is chain-link fencing over the railroad tracks. Street lighting could cause light trespass from the overpass.


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
Easy for cars to change between Mary Avenue and Evelyn Avenue. Less visual impact of the overpass, since it is lower. Road grade is better for bicyclists.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
Has more visual impact compared to underpass. Chain-link fence over the railroad tracks could be unsightly, although less visible since the overpass would be lower than the other overpass option. Also, street lighting could cause light trespass from the overpass.


What do you see as the pros of this alternatiave?
Lack of traffic lights may alleviate rush-hour backup towards Central Exwy, and Evelyn Avenue rush-hour traffic might also benefit. Bicyclists and pedestrians staying on the same road no longer have to cross an intersection.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
Road grade steep enough to discourage many bicyclists. No direct access between Mary Avenue and Evelyn Avenue. Underpass would need to have water pumped out when rain falls.


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
Lack of traffic lights may alleviate rush-hour backup towards Central Exwy, and Evelyn Avenue rush-hour traffic might also benefit. Better for bicyclists on Mary Avenue, since the road grade will be less than without rail modification. Bicyclists and pedestrians staying on the same road no longer have to cross an intersection.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
No direct access between Mary Avenue and Evelyn Avenue. Underpass would need to have water pumped out when rain falls. Unclear if raising the rail is cost-effective, compared to not raising the rail.


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
Option would allow full car access to Central Expy. Pedestrians and bicyclists could use the jughandle.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
Hard to position traffic lights for the jughandle in underpass, and line-of-sight would be a problem for the jughandle. Cars entering and exiting jughandle might pose danger for bicyclists, and road grade steepness would discourage many bicyclists. Environmental remediation of gas station might add to cost. Underpass would need to have water pumped out when rain falls.


Please rank the above options in order of preference, starting with the option you like the most. (1 = favorite option, please shortlist; 5 = least favorite, please eliminate)
Split road overpass / rail underpass , Road overpass , Split road underpass / rail overpass , Road underpass, Road underpass with jughandle

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale September 7, 2017, 11:43 PM

What do you see as the pros (advantages) of this alternative?
This option provides direct access to Evelyn from Mary and vice-versa. But this is an inferior option compared to Rail Underpass in which the unsightly train would go below ground and the roadways, pedestrian and bike access would remain as is.


What do you see as the cons (disadvantages) of this alternative?
Having a road overpass right next to so many residential communities is a HUGE disadvantage. Having a road overpass will increase traffic, vehicle speed and noise. It will be a BIG disadvantage for pedestrian and bike access.


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
This option provides direct access to Evelyn from Mary and vice-versa and puts the trains slightly out of sight. But this is an inferior option compared to Rail Underpass in which the unsightly train would go below ground and the roadways, pedestrian and bike access would remain as is.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
This option is just a compromise! Having a road overpass right next to so many residential communities is a HUGE disadvantage. It will still be a disadvantage for pedestrian and bike access.


What do you see as the pros of this alternatiave?
This option provides direct access to Evelyn from Mary and vice-versa. But this is an inferior option compared to Rail Underpass in which the unsightly train would go below ground and the roadways, pedestrian and bike access would remain as is.


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
It will create flooding. Underpasses usually attract homeless people / crime and creates a less safe environment which is a big NO NO around heavily residential area.


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
NONE!


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
Elevated railroad next to residential communities is a NO NO!!! This option must be eliminated immediately!


What do you see as the pros of this alternative?
NONE!


What do you see as the cons of this alternative?
Jughandle will result in traffic back-up between Mary and Evelyn, which will result in increased traffic, noise and pollution. It will create flooding. Underpasses usually attract homeless people / crime and creates a less safe environment which is a big NO NO around heavily residential area.


Please rank the above options in order of preference, starting with the option you like the most. (1 = favorite option, please shortlist; 5 = least favorite, please eliminate)
Road underpass, Split road overpass / rail underpass , Road underpass with jughandle, Road overpass , Split road underpass / rail overpass


Do you have any other comments on the alternatives?
The city must reconsider the Rail Underpass option and evaluate it. While Rail Underpass may be more costly (the city must assess how much costlier compared to other options and share estimates with tax-paying residents), it will have lots of benefits for the residential communities living around Mary and Evelyn intersection. This option will have the least impact on pedestrians, bicycles and road traffic. Plus, it will put the unsightly train out of sight and reduce railway noise. City of Sunnyvale should ask Caltrain to pitch in for the cost of construction and build the Rail Underpass such that it would support Caltrain's future high-speed rail plans without requiring changes.

Please plan for the long-term and not be short-sighted.