Petition Statement Opposing Signal Light
We the undersigned implore the City Council of Half Moon Bay to NOT APPROVE a
traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 1 and Terrace Avenue. A light at this
intersection will create safety issues and increase the congestion on Highway 1 causing
additional delays for anyone using the highway on a daily basis and will interfere with the
public's ability to access the coast.
Negative impacts associated with the proposed signal light at Highway 1 and Terrace Avenue
The configuration of the Highway 1 – Terrace Avenue Intersection will result in the
Funneling of residential traffic from Terrace/Highland Park, Casa Del Mar, Grand
Boulevard and possibly Belleville to the proposed signal light.
There will be a frontage road constructed on the west side of Highway 1 extending from
Casa Del Mar to and including Grand Boulevard.
Vehicles could be grid locked with the proposed signal light so close to the North
Main Street light. Traffic could be backed up not only on Highway 1 but also on
Main Street and Highway 92.
Air pollution levels in HMB will be increased as a result of the gridlock.
Noise levels will increase from stop and go traffic on all connecting roads.
The T signal lights at Frenchmen’s Creek and El Granada have already impeded
the traffic flow on Highway 1.
The proposed signal light at Terrace Avenue is a 4 Way Signal with various phases.
Traffic flow will be affected causing longer delays.
The proposed signal light along with the lights already installed on Highway 1 will
contribute to making Highway 1 another El Camino Real.
At times, traffic on Highway 1 is already bumper-to-bumper. A new signal light will
only add to the backup and congestion on the highway.
The City’s Traffic Circulation Plan does not designate Terrace as a signalized
Safety could become an issue with the proposed signal light and the negliance of
drivers going through the intersection at non-permitted times.
The installation of the proposed signal light will affect everyone who uses Highway
1. This includes not only residents of the Coast but anyone who comes to the coast
for work or pleasure. Some residents are already shopping in other cities rather
Than having to deal with the gridlock in the HMB shopping centers.