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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Prepared by: Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Town Attorney, PPW Director, Interim Police <br /> Chief, and Economic Vitality Manager <br /> <br />TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />MEETING DATE: 10/24/2017 <br />STUDY SESSION <br /> <br /> <br />DATE: October 20, 2017 <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: LAUREL PREVETTI, TOWN MANAGER <br /> <br />SUBJECT: STUDY SESSION TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC ALLEVIATION MEASURES <br /> <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br /> <br />Discuss traffic alleviation measures and provide direction to staff. <br />BACKGROUND: <br /> <br />On September 5, 2017, the Town Council received a presentation from staff entitled Town <br />Efforts to Address Summer Weekend Traffic. <br /> <br />The full staff report can be found at: <br />https://legistarweb- <br /> <br />_Cut_Through_Traffic_and_Town__Efforts_Final.pdf <br /> <br />The staff report detailed how congestion on Highway 17 and other roadways has historically <br />been an issue for the Town of Los Gatos during peak commuter periods and during the summer <br />months (summer weekend traffic). It further detailed that with consistent population increases <br />and the strong economy in the South Bay and surrounding areas, there has been a <br />corresponding increase in vehicular use which has exacerbated these historic traffic patterns. <br />Of note in the report, staff illustrated how the creation and mass adoption of mapping <br />applications has created a new source of traffic congestion on local streets which were never <br />intended for highway overflow traffic. <br /> <br />In addition to a review of the demographic context of the current congestion and a discussion <br />of mapping applications the report provided; a review of how our public safety officials employ <br />adaptive measures for their response deployment models; the traffic alleviation measures <br />taken to date; a review of potential traffic strategies the Town and our partners are not <br />pursuing and the reasons why; and recommendations for next steps.