Posted by FanDanville, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Mar 22, 2012 at 9:09 am
I strongly object to this idea of building ramps for only "special vehicles" and "special purposes."
Freeway ramps are either a good idea for EVERYONE using the road or they should NOT BE ALLOWED!
This is TAKING of a public commodity and giving it to a special interest group (under the guise of doing something "good" for the environment....or traffic reduction....or some other rationale that Big Government decides to force on the people without their free choice or vote).
These ramps will cost a huge amount of money, cause years of construction traffic and added danger (and injury to us) to ALL users in the area (both on the freeway and on the side roads), and then only benefit a few special interest users (at the forever expense of all other users).
These ramps will ultimately ENCOURAGE and FOSTER long distance COMMUTING habits and patterns......and DISCOURAGE (and dis-incentivize) local living, short distance commuting, and local property interests. This idea is all about having more people come from farther and farther away to get to places with more "cross traffic" patterns, rather than "letting" free market forces and people's freedom of choice influence their own decision making. This is all about INFLUENCING people and NARROWING their reasonable choices to the ideas and concepts of a few. Let the people make their own choices and live with them. If "carpooling" is a good idea for me, I'll carpool. It's not necessary to build a separate freeway system for carpoolers. It's either a good idea on the existing freeway.....or not.
The ROADS are for EVERYONE to use......and if WE pay for the roads, we should be able to use them.
When did I ever get to VOTE for, or against, carpool lanes, HOV lanes, etc. Politicians and Cal Trans have taken over control of all of the land of roadways in CA and done what a few people want over the wishes, needs, desires, and choices of ALL.
Give us back our land. Serve all of us.