Alamo fed up with speeders Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Oct 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm
The speed limit on Danville Boulevard might be lowered from 30 to 25 miles per hour to keep non-local drivers from blasting through Alamo, public works traffic officials told the Alamo Community Council on Thursday.
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Posted by Forest Warn, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Oct 15, 2007 at 4:36 pm
And now something completely different for Natalie,
In Stepford, the village formerly known as Alamo, the concept is always to deal with the affect after the fact. There is a simple solution to commuters speeding through Alamo. Get rid of the commuters!
Danville Boulevard should become Tree Museum Boulevard, as a toll road, and residents can be issued usage passes. As Joannie Mitchell so appropriately said, "They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum. And they charged all the people a dollar and a half just to see them." It is a very effective and polite way to tell commuters to get out of town.
Posted by Melinda Still, Morro Bay, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Oct 17, 2007 at 8:21 am
As a former Alamo resident, I recall the humor of our e-chains that would have created a 100 mph speed limit in Alamo. The concept was too simple. At 100 mph, even the most careless driver would have to consider just how fast is safe and, of course, the initial carnage would have deterred commuters from our boulevard.
The issue has always been what Millie Greenberg called a "corridor of significance" for Danville Boulevard in describing its primary purpose for foreign (commuter) travel. A toll road is a solution more than it is humor so that our boulevard does not become a by-pass for 680.
Posted by Dave W., a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Oct 22, 2007 at 10:35 pm
The problem is, as the article states, commuters. Leave the speed limit the way it is, in fact raise it back to 35. Why punish those of us who live here because of a bunch of idiots during 2 small parts of the day?
25mph, 30mph, 35mph, it doesn't matter, the road is straight and easy to speed on. Maybe they should enforce the limits more?
Posted by Forest "Fore" Warn, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Oct 23, 2007 at 3:11 pm
Then there was the proposal to make the fourth bore of the Caldecott Tunnel run under Danville Blvd for the length of Alamo. The Freeway exits would only connect to the tunnel and the Boulevard would be OURS.
Posted by Hal Bailey, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Oct 24, 2007 at 2:34 pm
I was laughing this lunch hour at the concept of several names for Danville Blvd. To bring Alamo "up to speed," Livorna to Rudgear would become Livorna Blvd. Ridgewood Road to Livorna would be Ridgewood Blvd. Hemme to Ridgewood would be Plaza Way. El Portal to Hemme would be Hemme Blvd. At each end of the named Boulevards, there would be a sign, "ROAD ENDS."
The proposal is simply to make the simple answer more obvious. Danville Blvd goes to and from the Alamo business district and should not go freely through it. Access through the district should be on access lanes through a renovated shopping MALL. Clearly, commuters would go away or go shopping.
Sometimes humor provides obvious realities. Thank you for your thoughts, Alamo.
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