As the summer weather arrives, so too does the summer beach traffic. Since Highway 17 has limited capacity, many motorists attempt to save time by using alternate routes through Town and the mapping apps have not helped.
This has been an issue for decades and the Town has tried several approaches in recent years to try to minimize the impact to Los Gatos residents. The Town is also encouraging residents and visitors to become part of the beach traffic solution by trying the following easy actions:
In addition, we reassure the community that our public safety officials take the safety of the community very seriously. Police and Fire will respond to emergencies as a priority, ensuring a continued high quality of service. As exasperating as traffic on local streets may be, by itself the traffic does not constitute a public safety emergency and Police Dispatchers need to keep phone lines open for life threatening situations. We hope you are able to enjoy many of the wonderful activities and events Los Gatos has to offer throughout the summer.