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Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 24, 2017, 12:52 AM

What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
Traffic volumes, Air quality impacts, Pedestrian and bike access, Noise impacts, Safety concerns, Transit ridership effects, Business impacts, Property value impacts


If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
To/from Ross Drive and John Christian Greenbelt


If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue


If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Mathilda Avenue

Cathy Switzer inside Sunnyvale February 23, 2017, 5:27 PM

What needs to be clarified regarding the project and process?
From the presentation - 2017-0117-MaryAvenueOvercrossingCommunityPresentation - there is no mention of funding options. For example, are there Federal Grants which can be applied for and subsequently assigned to this project?


What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
Pedestrian and bike access, Noise impacts, Traffic volumes, Safety concerns


If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
To/from Moffett Park LRT station, To/from Ross Drive and John Christian Greenbelt


If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue


If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Mary Avenue, Mathilda Avenue


Comments about Option 1 above:
This configuration would seem to bring a fair volume of vehicles to 101 via S/B Mary Avenue, E/B Almanor and onto N/B Mathilda for access to 101. And of course, the opposite direction in the morning. This may be preferred for the businesses at Moffett, and yet, could grossly impact the Mathilda Monster.

This will also impact E/B Maude - which is becoming quite the little congested area from Mary to Fair Oaks - cars bypassing Mathilda to get to Fair Oaks for either 101 or Central Expressway access.

In addition, for Cupertino residents who work at Moffett Park, their alternative could now be north /south on Mary for their commute. By car, this may add too much volume on Mary, especially with the planned decrease in lanes.

Of course, for those traveling by bike, this is ok, but the safer option would be Option 2 with buffered or protected bike lanes. This overpass will have a distinct climb and descent for cyclists, and buffered lanes are safer.

This is not a preferred option IMHO.


Comments about Option 2 above:
Will still bring car traffic to Mary, potentially less than Option 1. Back ups would still occur, just further 'up the chain'.
However, MUCH prefer the buffered bike lanes. Too often, drivers who want to use their phone now do so by pulling into and stopping in the bike lanes. This causes a dangerous situation, pushing bikes into car traffic or causing them to stop and wait for the inconsiderate person to end their call/ finish their text. Buffered bike lanes would eliminate this danger.


Comments about Option 3a above:
Would recommend a wider bridge than what is depicted. As seen on Stevens Creek Trail, the "normal" width is too tight - pedestrians walk side-by-side, and the bicycle volume is high. Recommend separating pedestrians and cyclists:
Bridge Railing/Fence TBD - Ped N/B - yellow line - Ped S/B - barrier (with greenery? Now I'm getting greedy!) bikes N/B - yellow line - bikes S/B - Bridge Railing/Fence TBD


Comments about Option 3b above:
This works too, although we will need to be specific regarding "transit and shuttle services" - does that include Uber and Lyft? One would hope not. SF has Bus Only lanes, are the Google/Apple/LinkedIN buses permitted in those lanes? And what if the bus is empty?


Comments about Option 4 above:
We have a mess at the Mathilda Monster, even with the proposed changes on that project. The Mary Avenue over crossing has been talked about since 1972, let's get this thing built and perhaps assist our own residents with their work commutes.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 22, 2017, 2:37 PM

What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
Business impacts, Pedestrian and bike access, Transit ridership effects, Property value impacts, Safety concerns, Traffic volumes, Air quality impacts, Noise impacts


If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
To/from Moffett Park LRT station


If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue


If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Mary Avenue, Mathilda Avenue


Comments about Option 1 above:
Like the flow of cars but am concerned that the bike lanes and sidewalks will be too small, which would discourage use.


Comments about Option 2 above:
Like this design as it provides space for both cars, bicyclists and pedestrians.


Comments about Option 3a above:
Believe this structure should include in some capacity motor vehicles.


Comments about Option 3b above:
This is an interesting concept though not sure how much north/south bus & shuttle service there is.


Comments about Option 4 above:
Do not believe this is an option to pursue


If you do not live in Sunnyvale, please let us know which city or jurisdiction:
San Jose

Name not shown outside Sunnyvale February 21, 2017, 3:26 AM

What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
Pedestrian and bike access, Safety concerns, Traffic volumes


If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
To/from Moffett Park LRT station


If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue, Other - screw the motor vehicle safety, they don't care about bikers. paint large green bike lanes please.


If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Mary Avenue, Mathilda Avenue, Other - I'd rather see a bike/pedestrian bridge built than a bridge build for motor vehicle traffic. screw cars, we've got too many already.


Comments about Option 1 above:
remove the 4 car lanes and make the brigde a smaller pedestrian/bike only bridge (like the one that goes over central expressway/moffett for the stevens creek trail down to shoreline).


Comments about Option 2 above:
again, remove the 4 car lanes. we've got too many damned cars on the road, they can find their own way around via another route.


Comments about Option 3a above:
Yes. Option 3a is ideal and the best option. No cars, much much safe for both pedestrians and bike commuters. (Also less construction material needed meaning project costs less, meaning project more likely to be approved).


Comments about Option 3b above:
again, remove the damned motor vehicles.


Comments about Option 4 above:
Bad plan.


If you do not live in Sunnyvale, please let us know which city or jurisdiction:
Mountain View, shoreline and terra bella neighborhood.


If you work or study in another part of Sunnyvale, please let us know which area:
intersection of Mathilda and Maude avenue

Name not shown outside Sunnyvale February 16, 2017, 9:19 PM

What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
Pedestrian and bike access, Traffic volumes, Safety concerns, Transit ridership effects


If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
To/from Ross Drive and John Christian Greenbelt


If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue


If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Mary Avenue


Comments about Option 1 above:
another race track for cars isn't very appealing for bike/pedestrian use.


Comments about Option 2 above:
separated travel lanes for different modes of transportation is good


Comments about Option 3a above:
works for me, but make the bridge actually connect properly to roads on both sides without bicycles needing to do tight u-turns from the sidewalk into the road usign a crosswalk


Comments about Option 3b above:
encourage transit/shutte use and having great bike/pedestrian access is great


Comments about Option 4 above:
leaving things as is isn't really an option.


If you do not live in Sunnyvale, please let us know which city or jurisdiction:
mountain view

Arun Rao inside Sunnyvale February 16, 2017, 8:25 PM

What needs to be clarified regarding the project and process?
Cost impact needs to be adequately documented along with an honest and complete study of the impact on traffic on Mary Ave.


What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
Traffic volumes, Property value impacts, Pedestrian and bike access, Noise impacts, Air quality impacts, Safety concerns


If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
To/from Moffett Park LRT station


If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue, Motor vehicle safety on Mary Avenue


If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Mary Avenue


Comments about Option 1 above:
I am strongly against this option because I don't agree with encouraging more private cars on Mary Ave - and it doesn't prioritize pedestrians and bikes.


Comments about Option 2 above:
This option encourages more cars / vehicles on Mary Ave. I am not in favor of this option either.


Comments about Option 3a above:
This option is the most favorable if the project "must" go through. It allows people access to the transit system to the north, and eliminates travel lanes.


Comments about Option 3b above:
This option is also favorable - so long as private cars / vehicles are not allowed on the bridge.


Comments about Option 4 above:
Taking this route is the most favorable option if we will spend too much or put more cars through residential areas of Sunnyvale.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 16, 2017, 5:52 PM

We desperately need more affordable housing and we should take advantage of this great opportunity to have as much density in housing all along El Camino as possible. To mix with retail in village centers at the nodes would be ideal.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 16, 2017, 9:29 AM

What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
Pedestrian and bike access, Safety concerns, Transit ridership effects, Air quality impacts, Traffic volumes, Business impacts, Noise impacts, Property value impacts


If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
To/from Moffett Park LRT station, To/from Ross Drive and John Christian Greenbelt


If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue


If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Mathilda Avenue


Comments about Option 1 above:
Considering the heavy traffic on Mathilda and the new developments in Moffett, this seems the most flexible/sensible solution. There should be a real separation for the bike lanes like in option 2 though.


Comments about Option 2 above:
The single lane vehicle crossing will be congested. The separation for bike lanes is good though.


Comments about Option 3a above:
This will be good, but will not solve any congestion issue.


Comments about Option 3b above:
Not enough people take transit to make this a viable solution.


Comments about Option 4 above:
This crossing is essential. We definitely need it.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 15, 2017, 10:29 AM

What needs to be clarified regarding the project and process?
Where will the access points be north of 237? Will it cross over Moffett Park Drive or will there be an interchange? Will there be access from Mary to North 101 via the Moffett Park Drive access point that is already there?


What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
Traffic volumes


If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
To/from Moffett Park LRT station


If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue


If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Mathilda Avenue


Comments about Option 1 above:
My preference.


Comments about Option 2 above:
This is nice and would be very enjoyable for bicyclists but seems somewhat inefficient. As soon as this is done, it will be insufficient to ease traffic issues and modifying it later will just cost more money.


Comments about Option 3a above:
This does nothing to alleviate the traffic on Mathilda, which is just about unbearable right now.


Comments about Option 3b above:
This does nothing to alleviate the traffic on Mathilda, which is just about unbearable right now.


Comments about Option 4 above:
This does nothing to alleviate the traffic on Mathilda, which is just about unbearable right now.


If you live in another Sunnyvale Neighborhood, please let us know which neighborhood.
Stowell Orchard

Charlotte Rogers inside Sunnyvale February 15, 2017, 8:25 AM

What needs to be clarified regarding the project and process?
The EIR needs to include the traffic and safety impact for Mary Ave from Moffett Park to Fremont Ave. Many commuters already exit Highway 85 at Fremont Ave and take Mary Ave to commute to work in north Sunnyvale. They do this to avoid the congestion on Highway 85. The traffic is bumper to bumper during peak commute time from Fremont Avenue to El Camino right now. It is very difficult to exit our driveway during this time. In addition, with many schools in the area, this traffic already creates a hazard for students and commuters who travel by bicycle or walk. The recent lane reductions and bike lane additions on Mary Ave are great. But contrary to what was considered with the Mary Ave lane reductions, commuters are still choosing to take Mary Ave between El Camino and Fremont Ave. Commuters are generally not choosing to exit Mary Ave at Central Expressway or El Camino because of the Mary Ave lane reductions at El Camino. Mary Ave (unlike Matilda Ave) flows through residential areas. There are too many schools, foot traffic and bicycle traffic to consider a vehicle overpass. By enabling greater commuter access to Mary Ave with an overpass to Moffett Park will just make the traffic and safety problems worse.


What are your key concerns about the project? Please rank the following considerations starting with your top concern. You can skip elements if they are not of concern to you.
Traffic volumes, Safety concerns, Noise impacts, Air quality impacts, Pedestrian and bike access, Property value impacts, Transit ridership effects, Business impacts


Do you have any other concerns that are not reflected above? If so, please tell us here:
See comments note above


If pedestrian and bike access to or from the overcrossing is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Other - Above, plus adding full bike access with a dedicated bike lane from Moffett Park to Evelyn


If safety is an important concern for you, please specify a particular area of concern:
Pedestrian/bike safety on Mary Avenue, Motor vehicle safety on Mary Avenue


If traffic volume is an important concern for you, please specify where:
Mary Avenue


Comments about Option 1 above:
This option allows too much traffic flow which will have a negative impact on Mary Ave from Central Expressway to Fremont Avenue. In addition, during commute hours El Camino is extremely congested as you move west towards Highway 85. Option 1 will just make this traffic and safety problem worse. Sunnyvale should work with Mountain View to consider a more regional solution for Moffett Park traffic needs. Ellis Street makes far greater sense for improving traffic flow as it goes through a business area,and would provide access to Highway 237 and Highway 85 without negatively impacting residential areas on Mary Avenue. Ellis Street options would also not negatively impact El Camino Real.


Comments about Option 2 above:
Same comments as Option 1 - This option allows too much traffic flow which will have a negative impact on Mary Ave from Central Expressway to Fremont Avenue. In addition, during commute hours El Camino is extremely congested as you move west towards Highway 85. Option 1 will just make this traffic and safety problem worse. Sunnyvale should work with Mountain View to consider a more regional solution for Moffett Park traffic needs. Ellis Street makes far greater sense for improving traffic flow as it goes through a business area,and would provide access to Highway 237 and Highway 85 without negatively impacting residential areas on Mary Avenue. Ellis Street options would also not negatively impact El Camino Real.


Comments about Option 3a above:
This is the best option. More and more people are opting to bike to work. Sunnyvale should continue to encourage people to get out of their cars. A good example of this is Mary Ave. We live on Mary Ave across from Sunnyvale Middle School. We have seen a very noticeable increase in bicycle traffic on Mary Ave during commute and school hours since the addition of dedicated bike lanes. This is good. Most importantly Option 3a provides a safe north/south bicycle commute corridor. Pedestrian access is also a good idea to enable workers to walk across highway 101 to office buildings on both sides of highway 101 without getting in their cars.


Comments about Option 3b above:
While it is important to encourage commuters to take public transit, this option is concerning for the following reasons. Fundamentally this is the same as Option 2. There is no way to realistically restrict traffic to transit and shuttle services during peak hours. A good example is HOV lanes which are populated with a significant number of carpool lane cheaters. I doubt Sunnyvale Public Safety would be committed to policing this on a daily basis. In addition, there is nothing to prevent commuter buses from continuing down Mary Ave to Fremont Ave (to gain access to Highway 85). These buses while serving a good purpose, will just erode air quality on Mary Avenue. Equally concerning though is this option enables all vehicle access at other times which will have a negative impact on Mary Ave from Central Expressway to Fremont Avenue. This will make this traffic and safety problem worse. Sunnyvale should work with Mountain View to consider a more regional solution for Moffett Park traffic needs. Ellis Street makes far greater sense for improving traffic flow as it goes through a business area, and would provide access to Highway 237 and Highway 85 without negatively impacting residential areas on Mary Avenue. Ellis Street options would also not negatively impact El Camino Real.


Comments about Option 4 above:
The best option after Option 3a (pedestrian/bicycle) overpass


If you live in another Sunnyvale Neighborhood, please let us know which neighborhood.
We live across the street from Sunnyvale Middle School


If you do not live in Sunnyvale, please let us know which city or jurisdiction:
N/A


If you work or study in another part of Sunnyvale, please let us know which area:
My husband commuted to work by bicycle to Moffett Park using the bicycle overpasses on Boregas at 101 and 237