According to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), traffic on major Bay Area freeways has grown 80 percent since 2010. South-bound evening commutes along Interstate 280 in Santa Clara County ranks as the sixth most congested freeway in the Bay Area. Many local agencies are faced with freeway cut-through traffic on local streets.
Certain streets in the Town of Los Altos Hills have also been facing large daily volumes of cut-through commute traffic. During the weekday afternoon peak hours, approximately 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. traffic congestion affects Purissima Road, Fremont Road, Elena Road, and Summerhill Avenue. The results of a October 2017 traffic count study can be viewed here.
The following traffic calming measures were proposed and approved by the City Council at the February 2018 Council meeting (link to video) - please note that video works better on a Chrome browser: The Town Crier has also reported on this issue.
The signs will be installed on March 26, 2018. The Santa Clara County Sheriff will perform enforcement at the intersections with an initial warning period. After a 60-day trial period, the City Council will re-evaluate the traffic calming measures.
As of March 16, 2018, the survey for residents' input is closed. If you would like to add your comments, please email them directly to Deborah Padovan, City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.