With enrollment on the rise at both Carlmont High School (Belmont), and Tierra Linda Middle School (San Carlos), the impact to traffic along Alameda de las Pulgas near the school sites is expected to increase.
In an effort to improve traffic circulation in the area, tonight the Belmont City Council will vote on a resolution supporting a joint traffic study with the Sequoia Union High School District, the San Carlos School District and the City of San Carlos. The expenditure for the study is $15,000.
In November, the San Carlos School District (SCSD) passed a $72M bond to make improvements to schools; improvements include addressing safety and traffic issues. In February, the SCSD asked the City of Belmont to jointly fund the study to see how congestion along Alameda de las Pulgas could be approved.
SCSD has offered to support a solution by giving up some of its land on the Tierra Linda campus--located at the Belmont/San Carlos border at Alameda de la Pulgas and Dartmouth Avenue—if it were deemed in the study to be helpful in mitigating some of the congestion problems.
The Belmont City Council meeting will be held Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the council chamber of Belmont City Hall, One Twin Pines Lane.
The meetings are streamed live at www.belmont.gov, and can be viewed locally on Comcast channel 27.
What solutions do you see to the traffic congestion near Carlmont High School?
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