San Elijo Hills Town Center Traffic Study

San Elijo Hills Town Center

You may have noticed a traffic study going on in San Elijo Hills Town Center. This is what we have learned so far.

Based on concern and suggestions from some San Elijo Hills residents, The City is currently conducting a traffic study to address safety concerns. We expect The City of San Marcos Traffic Engineers will tentatively present the findings of studies and recommendations to the Traffic Commission in April or May 2015. The Traffic Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. in The City Council Chambers at the San Marcos Civic Center. At the Commission meetings residents can provide testimony and express concerns about San Elijo Hills and San Marcos traffic issues. The Sheriff Department also encouraged attendance at last weeks Community Meeting in San Elijo Hills.

The traffic signals in the San Elijo Hills Town Center are programmed with 3.2 seconds of yellow time, and 1 second of all red clearance time, which is in compliance with the California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The programming of all traffic signals, statewide must comply with these standards.

Pedestrian encountering right turning traffic (in the case of one-way streets, left turning) vehicular conflicts is being addressed by recently activating a feature called “advanced pedestrian walk” which will release the pedestrians before releasing the vehicular traffic. This should give the pedestrians a few seconds head start to start their walk and step into the crosswalk to become visible to the drivers before vehicular traffic get their green light.

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