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San Ramon Valley commuters asked for input on I-680, other transportation projects

Original post made on Jul 31, 2019

Commuters of all types (pedestrians, bicyclists, BART and bus riders, and drivers) are being encouraged to participate in telephone town hall sessions being held by the CCTA to get input for its 2020 Transportation Expenditure Plan.

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Posted by Cynthia Ruzzi
a resident of Danville
on Jul 31, 2019 at 8:54 am

If CCTA really wants input there should be a survey publicizing through cities Facebook and Nextdoor account not an in person or phone call. 2019 folks

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Posted by aline
a resident of Danville
on Jul 31, 2019 at 2:05 pm

I agree--a survey is important, particularly for those of us who can't attend the town meetings. Certainly, the BART is more problematic than ever. I ended up having to drive into the city this past Monday because I couldn't find any place to park at Walnut Creek, Lafayette, or Orinda. And the new parking structure at Walnut Creek is $18/day. It's outrageous.

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Posted by Heavious
a resident of Danville
on Aug 1, 2019 at 1:21 am

Our highway lanes need to quit being stolen and served back as extortion lanes with unrealistic access times!! Modernize I680 by providing a smooth drivable surface, unlike through Pleasant Hill. Finally action is going on enlarging Hwy4 thru Pacheco/N.Concord (though it was supposed to be completed by 2017)
When stoplights are put at the end of acceleration lanes, there’s no way vehicles will meet posted speeds by the time merging is supposed to be happening. How does this help traffic flow?
IF stoplights are going to be used on onramps to control traffic flow, then they should be put where they would do the most good... like at Bollinger Canyon Rd @ i680. And timed appropriately, unlike in Martinez @ hwy 4 onramps (that really do NOT need onramp control at all!)
As far as BART, the spaces in the lots designated for use after 10am should be for that purpose ONLY. Not specialty permit parking. Parking in any BART lot should be 1st come for all and not by assigned permits. If BART wants to charge to park, then ticket price should be reduced the same amount .

Oh, and I agree that getting feedback should be by many forums, not a dorky call-in limited-opportunity telethon.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 8, 2019 at 1:07 pm

I agree with all the above comments, especially the last sentence in "Heavious" post.

The simple reality is that CCTA does what it wants regardless of sham requests for "input" for the unsavory reality that their objective is to social engineer us.

A few years ago, I listened in on one of CCTA's sham telephone "town halls" & a BART director said, when asked about totally inadequate parking, that BART's policy is to limit parking, thereby forcing riders to use bicycles, Uber, or busses, and not use their cars.

BART is mismanaged, inflexible, and trys to social engineer the riders.

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