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Moiz Dohadwala inside Sunnyvale March 22, 2017, 8:25 PM

What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.



What other significant environmental issues would you like to see addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?
How would Sunnyvale discourage traffic from Moffet Park using the overcrossing for destinations in Cupertino. I wouldn't want any of the options to primarily benefit out of city residents, to the detriment of Sunnyvale residents.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Pedestrian and bike access


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding pedestrian and bike access.
I am concerned about the separation between vehicular lanes and bike lanes. With 2 bikers, there is potential for collisions. In these scenarios, a curb-level separation will be inadequate in ensuring biker's safety.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Install higher barriers between the vehicular and bike lanes


What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
No vehicular lanes on the overcrossing.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic volumes


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.
I am not convinced that this overcrossing is needed to begin with. Moffett Park is situated close to the intersection of 101 and 237 and Mathilda Avenue. It has VTA access as well. Investing in encouraging use of mass transit should be the primary focus.
Why can't access to these freeways and mass transit be improved locally? Perhaps direct access overpass to the freeways would be a better option.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic-related safety concerns


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic-related safety.
The overcrossing will mean higher traffic volumes on Mary, Bernardo and Hollenbeck. Despite the lane reduction on Mary, the increased traffic will result longer waits at traffic lights. Motorists will become impatient and will potentially put others at risk.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
If any option with vehicular lanes is selected/approved, then Mary should be converted to 2 lanes between El Camino and Central and speed limit reduced to 25 mph. This will encourage traffic on to Central and away from Sunnyvale city streets.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Air quality impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding air quality impacts.
Its a simple equation. More cars == more pollution == lower air quality


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Allow only EV and Plug-in hybrid vehicles on the overcrossing if any option with vehicular lanes is selected. Or if it is a High Occupancy Vehicle.


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Noise impacts


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Transit ridership


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding transit ridership.
I am concerned that use of mass transit will not be incentivized enough. As a result ridership will remain low on VTA light rail and buses.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Penalize tenants of Moffett Park if ridership falls below targeted levels. Another option would be to make parking expensive and reduce parking time limits to 4 hrs.


Did you indicate having "other" important concerns in the first question?
No


Do you live in Sunnyvale?
Yes


If you live in Sunnyvale, in which neighborhood do you live?
Sunnyvale West


Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
Yes


If you work or study in Sunnyvale, which area?
Other - Sunnyvale West

Paige Burgess inside Sunnyvale March 21, 2017, 6:19 PM

What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.



What other significant environmental issues would you like to see addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?
My street to become freeway!


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic volumes


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.
Traffic should NOT be forced onto city streets


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
more onramps onto highways


Which section would you like to skip to?
Noise impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding noise impacts.
traffic is loud, not something local city streets should have to content with


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
more access to highways


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Other concerns / general comments


Do you live in Sunnyvale?
Yes


If you live in Sunnyvale, in which neighborhood do you live?
Washington Park


Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
No, I do not work or study

Duncan Keefe outside Sunnyvale March 17, 2017, 12:06 PM

What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.



Which section would you like to skip to?
Pedestrian and bike access


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding pedestrian and bike access.
Mary Avenue between Evelyn and to the project area is not safe for bike use due to the large auto traffic volumes and the inconsistent bike facilities. North of Central Expressway, the bike lane disappears right where cars tend to start speeding.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
I'm fine with most of the project itself, but it needs to be considered in the larger context so that there is a safe network of routes throughout Sunnyvale and surrounding communities. The cycle track on the proposed bridge is an excellent idea, and needs to be continued where possible.


What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
Ensuring that a cyclist below the "fast and fearless" level has clear and safe paths to and from the project.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic volumes


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.
Option 1 seems to encourage more traffic to an area which doesn't require it. Mary Avenue is overbuilt for the traffic it carries north of Central.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Option 3


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic-related safety concerns


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic-related safety.
Option 1 seems to encourage more traffic to an area which doesn't require it. Mary Avenue is overbuilt for the traffic it carries north of Central.

Mary Avenue lacks consistent bike paths/cycle tracks in the areas to the south of the project.


What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
Mary Avenue should have consistent bike paths/cycle tracks in the areas to the south of the project, and the project itself should be linked to the rest of the cycling network.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Air quality impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding air quality impacts.
No comments


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Noise impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding noise impacts.
No comments


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Transit ridership


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding transit ridership.
As a general principle, ensuring easy and consistent access to and from transit centers (downtown Sunnyvale Caltrain, for example) should be encouraged.


Did you indicate having "other" important concerns in the first question?
No


Are there any groups or agencies that you suggest we consult/contact in conjunction with the preparation of the EIR?
Large employers in the area (Apple, LinkedIn, Google) who all have cycling programs for their employees.


Do you live in Sunnyvale?
No


If you live OUTSIDE of Sunnyvale, please tell us which municipality:
San Jose


Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
Yes


If you work or study in Sunnyvale, which area?
Other - Apple at Hermosa/Potrero

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale March 14, 2017, 4:53 PM

What type of unit do you currently live in?
2 bedroom unit


Do you know that the City requires every multi-family development to provide each unit in the complex with a lockable personal storage unit that should be included within the rent of your unit or the sale of a condo unit?
No


Do you (and/or the people who live with you in the apartment or condo unit) currently use your individual lockable storage unit? What is the percentage of the space you/your roommates currently utilize?
Yes, I/we use about 25% of the storage unit.


Do you think the current size of your lockable storage unit is sufficient for personal storage? If not, do you think the individual lockable storage unit should be smaller or larger?
The space is sufficient for our needs.


Where is your individual lockable storage unit? Do you think the current location is appropriate and/or convenient? If not, where would you like to have your individual lockable storage?
In the underground garage. I dont really use it because there are spiders down there

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale March 14, 2017, 4:48 PM

Please select the five (5) exterior space features that are most important to you.
Amphitheatre, Seating, Outdoor Café, Walking/jogging path, Bocce ball


Of the five choices you selected which one (1) would be your highest priority?
Walking/jogging path

Geoffrey Hatchard outside Sunnyvale March 8, 2017, 2:08 PM

What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.



Which section would you like to skip to?
Pedestrian and bike access


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic volumes


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.
Creating more car lanes will induce demand for driving on this thoroughfare. Creating lanes for transit, walking, and cycling will induce demand for more active modes of transportation, and we should be encouraging that where it's possible in the city and the surrounding area.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic-related safety concerns


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic-related safety.
A wide road with multiple lanes for automobile traffic will induce and encourage speeding.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Plan for the number of people you want to move through the area, but plan to move those people in some way other than single-occupancy vehicles.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Air quality impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding air quality impacts.
As much as tech-focused people like to clamor on-and-on about how electric cars will save the world, the fact is that even electric cars are often powered by by carbon-based fuel further up the chain (the plants that produce the electricity that they plug into may be coal-burning, for example). The production of the cars also has a significant environmental footprint. The only way to be certain that air quality and other environmental concerns are holistically addressed is to avoid single-occupancy cars as a means of transportation in a dense environment.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Encourage and provide more public transit options, encourage walking, encourage cycling.


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Noise impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding noise impacts.
Cars make more noise than people walking or cycling, even when the cars are electric.


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Transit ridership


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding transit ridership.
Please work with large employers in the area, VTA, and Caltrain to create plans that will get people in and out of the area without needing to drive.


Did you indicate having "other" important concerns in the first question?
No


Are there any groups or agencies that you suggest we consult/contact in conjunction with the preparation of the EIR?
I would recommend consulting with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, California Walks, VTA, Friends of Caltrain, and Caltrain.


Do you live in Sunnyvale?
No


If you live OUTSIDE of Sunnyvale, please tell us which municipality:
San Jose


Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
Yes


If you work or study in Sunnyvale, which area?
Peery Park

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale March 7, 2017, 4:09 PM

What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.



What other significant environmental issues would you like to see addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?
No sure if city officials have been driving on Mary during rush hours. Mary Ave (between Evelyn and Central Expway) is hell congested during rush hours (it is even worse than Mathilda Ave. I don't think adding an overcross will relieve north-south traffic congestion in Sunnyvale. It will in fact worsen the situation especially on Mary Ave. Currently it is so hard for people to make left turns on to Mary from Olive, Sutter and other streets during the rush hours. If we add this overcross to Mary Ave, it will make the situation even worse (just the traffic part, not to mention the safety and noice issues).


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic volumes


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.
No sure if city officials have been driving on Mary during rush hours. Mary Ave (between Evelyn and Central Expway) is hell congested during rush hours (it is even worse than Mathilda Ave. I don't think adding an overcross will relieve north-south traffic congestion in Sunnyvale. It will in fact worsen the situation especially on Mary Ave. Currently it is so hard for people to make left turns on to Mary from Olive, Sutter and other streets during the rush hours. If we add this overcross to Mary Ave, it will make the situation even worse (just the traffic part, not to mention the safety and noice issues).


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
I would suggest to connect north and south part of Bernado Ave at the Central expressway and Evelyn intersections (either an overpass or underpass) first to adress/relieve Mary Ave's traffic before considering an overcross on top of highway 101 and 237.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic-related safety concerns


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic-related safety.
Left turns on Mary Ave intersections without traffic lights. Have been seeing multiple accidents due to bad traffic during rush hours.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Should connect multiple north-south bound streets between not only highway 101 and 237 but also Central Expressway and Evelyn Ave.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Noise impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding noise impacts.
There is a railroad in between Central Expressway and Everlyn Ave. More traffic on Mary plus train noise would make the environmental impact even worse.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
None.


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Other concerns / general comments


Please explain the nature of your other concern(s).
None


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
None


Are there any groups or agencies that you suggest we consult/contact in conjunction with the preparation of the EIR?
No


Do you live in Sunnyvale?
Yes


If you live in Sunnyvale, in which neighborhood do you live?
Washington Park


Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
No, I work or study outside of Sunnyvale


If you work or study in Sunnyvale, which area?
Other - Palo Alto area

Name not shown outside Sunnyvale March 6, 2017, 5:45 PM

What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.



Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic-related safety concerns


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic-related safety.
No cars please. We really should do everything possible to eliminate cars, traffic and congestion caused by them, and car use in general. Overcrowding is a serious issue and adding more roads to the (already-really-really-poorly-designed-for-this-volume-of-traffic) road network is a very bad idea.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Yes, no cars/buses on the pedestrian/biker bridge :)


What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
No cars allowed, thanks.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Air quality impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding air quality impacts.
Riding on the road next to cars you have to breathe in bus exhaust, diesel smell, and general terrible auto smell. Riding on Steven's Creek Trail is a dream, no cars -- fresh air -- nature.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Yes, do not allow cars and buses on this overpass and make it a pedestrian/commuter bridge.


What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
Yes, do not allow cars and buses on this overpass and make it a pedestrian/commuter bridge.


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Other concerns / general comments


Please explain the nature of your other concern(s).
No more roads for cars. Cars are bad mkay. Bay Area is overpopulated and will continue to get more populated. Adding more roads and putting more cars on them is _NOT_ the solution. Ask any traffic engineer. The road networks here were not designed for the volume of traffic they receive.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
No more roads for cars. Cars are bad mkay. Bay Area is overpopulated and will continue to get more populated. Adding more roads and putting more cars on them is _NOT_ the solution. Ask any traffic engineer. The road networks here were not designed for the volume of traffic they receive.


What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
No more roads for cars. Cars are bad mkay. Bay Area is overpopulated and will continue to get more populated. Adding more roads and putting more cars on them is _NOT_ the solution. Ask any traffic engineer. The road networks here were not designed for the volume of traffic they receive.


Are there any groups or agencies that you suggest we consult/contact in conjunction with the preparation of the EIR?
Any third-party traffic engineering company with expertise in pedestrian and commuter pathways., https://bikesiliconvalley.org/


Do you live in Sunnyvale?
No


If you live OUTSIDE of Sunnyvale, please tell us which municipality:
Mountain View


Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
Yes


If you work or study in Sunnyvale, which area?
Other - Near Mathilda and Maude

Chris Wiegel inside Sunnyvale March 6, 2017, 5:27 PM

What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.



What other significant environmental issues would you like to see addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?
There should be at most one car lane each direction, not two otherwise Mary traffic will be too heavy and Mary does not have 3 lanes like Mathilda. I think that providing a straight shot down Mary from Moffett will cause much larger backups at Central Expy and the Caltrain crossing. Any proposal should also include improvements to those intersection such as an underpass or overpass.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Pedestrian and bike access


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic volumes


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.
This will increase traffic on Mary, which is for the most part a 2 lane road except between Maude and Evelyn. Also there is no outlet south of Fremont for traffic to get to 280 like Mathilda provides.
Traffic will be backed up at Central and at the crazy Caltrain crossing at Evelyn.There will be too much traffic for these short stretches of road to hold and gridlock will ensue.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Take Mary over or under both Caltrain and Central.


What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
Reduce Mary overcrossing of 101/237 to bus and non-motorized transport only.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic-related safety concerns


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic-related safety.
Train-car collisions at surface level crossing Mary & Caltrain.
Excessive traffic on Mary will cause pedestrian hazard all the way from Evelyn to Homestead Rd.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Provide a smooth transition from Mary to 85 and 280 at Homestead. Widen Mary all the way to the transition..


Which section would you like to skip to?
Noise impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding noise impacts.
If truck traffic will be using Mary rather than Mathilda, there will be much more noise in the residential portions of Mary.


What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
Forbid large trucks from using Mary between Central and Homestead.


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Other concerns / general comments


Please explain the nature of your other concern(s).
Generally worried about using Mary as overflow for Mathilda.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
Widen Mathilda, turn into an expressway. Improve Mathilda to freeway intersections to avoid backups due to freeway congestion, more overpasses/underpasses and less traffic lights.


Do you live in Sunnyvale?
Yes


If you live in Sunnyvale, in which neighborhood do you live?
Washington Park


Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
No, I work or study outside of Sunnyvale


If you work or study OUTSIDE of Sunnyvale, tell us in which municipality:
Milpitas

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale March 6, 2017, 3:47 PM

What significant environmental concerns do you have regarding a specific project option? For each environmental concern, select the project options to which this concern relates.



What other significant environmental issues would you like to see addressed in the Environmental Impact Report (EIR)?
I have traffic volume, traffic-related safety concerns, and air quality concerns with Option 4 because NOT opening a new Mary overcrossing to vehicles will increase traffic and decrease air quality on OTHER routes -- Wolfe, Fair Oaks, Mathilda, Lawrence, and 85.


Which section would you like to skip to?
Pedestrian and bike access


Which section would you like to skip to?
Traffic volumes


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding traffic volumes.
My concern is that unless a Mary Overcrossing is built and unless it is opened to motor vehicles, all the other available North-South routes will go from bad to worse. Other areas of Sunnyvale and other residents are already suffering because of a few residents that have blocked a needed improvement. Sunnyvale has opened up the area north of 237 to development and a Mary overcrossing is necessary to accommodate that growth.


Can you suggest other reasonable alternatives that would also achieve the project goals and avoid these impacts?
There could be some relief by improving the flow of Lawrence and Mathilda by eliminating signalized intersections through alternate designs.


What mitigation measures would minimize these impacts?
Build the overcrossing!


Which section would you like to skip to?
Air quality impacts


Please explain the nature of your concern(s) regarding air quality impacts.
Air qualify along Lawrence, Wolfe, Fair Oaks, and Mathilda is currently degraded because of the congestion on those streets caused by the lack of a Mary overcrossing


Which section of questions would you like to skip to?
Other concerns / general comments


Do you live in Sunnyvale?
Yes


If you live in Sunnyvale, in which neighborhood do you live?
Other - Ortega Park


Do you work or study in Sunnyvale?
No, I do not work or study


If you work or study in Sunnyvale, which area?
Other - Milpitas


If you work or study OUTSIDE of Sunnyvale, tell us in which municipality:
Milpitas