Canyon Road and Easton Drive are the primary roads through the neighborhood and serve about 1,000 vehicles on a typical weekday — approximately 80 vehicles in the morning peak hour and 75 during the afternoon peak hours, according to a Nov. 29 study by Feher and Peers. Opening a 250-student school is estimated to generate between 113 to 228 vehicles during the morning peak hour and 70 to 150 vehicles during the afternoon peak hours, according to the study. Given the school’s location, topography and the lack of sidewalks in the nearby neighborhood, the study suggests fewer students will walk to school than would to an average neighborhood school.
As is common in these situations, some of the neighbors are just tuning in while others are more organized and ready to act
Superintendent Maggie MacIsaac said the district met the requirements under CEQA. The topic has been discussed over two years giving the public multiple opportunities to weigh in, she said. The district moved forward in hopes of meeting its goal of opening in 2014.
Steve Epstein, president of the Burlingame Hills Improvement Association, said the residents are disappointed in the process.
“I think they shot themselves in the foot. They had an opportunity to get buy in from the entire community and instead created controversy where it wasn’t needed,” said Epstein.
There should be some middle ground here so we will see if they can find it. And by the way, the school district is autonomous from the city, so this sits with the California state architect as the overseer. Here's the access road