Attend a public forum on possible transportation projects in Alamo Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:13 am
County Public Works staff and the office of District 2 Supervisor Candace Andersen will host a community forum on Feb. 26 to receive input on future roadway improvements. Officials will introduce and discuss the Alamo Area of Benefit update process and resident expectations.
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Posted by frankly, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:13 am
Merely to widen the named intersections, and merely TO USE MONEY, does ABSOLUTELY nothing to improve or deal with added traffic. In fact, widening IS MERELY A GREAT FUNNEL TO INCREASE CONGESTION to no where.
Improve roads in some other manner rather to MERELY WIDEN for the sake of using money which would revert to developers who introduce more traffic by the very nature of building MORE. Again, to merely use money to widen, creating a giant traffic funnel to no where, is the worse planning possible, senseless, and ultimately leading to higher potential for congestion and auto incidents.
Use the money to study the use of better traffic lighting control timing meters to traffic at hand; how to move pedestrians better through the maze of increased traffic; better study of cars leaving businesses and immediately seeking to enter lanes by blocking all lanes while said vehicle seeks to gain the farthest lane, totally dumb action, prohibit that action to alleviate blocking lane traffic which backs up during heavy times; signage to better control traffic flow minimizing congestion; a few random ideas.
Posted by frankly, a resident of the Blackhawk neighborhood, on Feb 26, 2013 at 7:18 am
An added thought, there is a mammoth truck which seeks to back up into the hay and grain which naturally blocks a lot of traffic for a goodly amount of time.
Require that the delivery NOT ARRIVE DURING HEAVY TRAFFIC TIMES AND at some lesser used time or enter the Hay and Grain from the side road which a forklift can unload the truck.
Do not allow, PAINT TOTALLY RED, THE smallish parking space in front of the shore repair shop to keep that space free for right hand turns.
Park inside the entrance area to the hay and grain barn. Not that there are that many cars seeking to do business in the shore repair shop meaning the need to park is doable to a limited number of cars seeking shoe repair.
Posted by JT, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 26, 2013 at 11:04 am
Alamoaners strike again. It is an inferior "downtown" anyway.
How about more pedestrian crossing locations, to reduce the number of people running across the street, or worse yet, people getting in their cars to drive to the other shopping centers across the street. The entire "town" was created without planning, basically just developers plopping down their commercial strip malls at a freeway exit.
And what a joke that little park is across the street. R7A funds looking for a place to spend money on. If we were smart, we would totally reconfigure the area to make it a commercial district with a small "square" for gatherings, and traffic would be slow and the area would be pedestrian friendly. As it is, the "downtown" is one stop light intersection, crammed up against the freeway, with two monster gas stations and a few strip malls, and a bloated grocery store and overpriced butcher, who gets their meat from the same supplier as Costco!!!!
Posted by cp, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm
Danville Blvd. a designated hiway, is used to travel from Danville to Walnut Creek and back again as fast as possible. Danville and Walnut Creek are destination towns--controlled traffic patterns, safe crosswalks, beautification projects that entice shoppers. Alamo has
uncontrolled traffic patterns in and out of shopping areas making it
impossible for pedestrians to feel safe, and a very unwelcome feeling for anyone to spend time in Alamo for any reason. Why is the county ignoring some common sense actions that need to be taken to help the residents of Alamo be able to enjoy their "downtown" area rather than exploit them for what they (the county) obvious feel is more important than working with tax paying families that live here and contribute to a truly fabulous community.
Posted by Jake, a resident of the Alamo neighborhood, on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:15 am
We must recognize that Alamo and the County/Transportation districts, etc,etc ( there are several agencies that have their hand in our traffic situation) have conflicting interests. Alamo wants to retain a low key semi-rural, traffic free, pedestrian friendly atmosphere and not be used as a by-pass for 680. The other organizations measure their success by how much traffic they can push through at a given time. This places Alamo as a target of their planning process. They have the money and the detachment of not living here; we have the sense of community and a voice which if amplified by a supportive Supervisor may result in doing sensible things rather than widening Stone Valley, Danville Blvd. intersections, freeway off ramps,.... that be a detriment to what Alamo desires.