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EPA residents vent at 'mock' Dumbarton hearing

Original post made on Jun 19, 2007

The culmination of the "Dumbarton Dialogue" project on Wednesday night was not the "multi-jurisdictional" approach to gathering community input on solving Dumbarton Bridge traffic that organizers had hoped for.

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Comments

Posted by Moynahan, a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2007 at 7:00 pm

I live in the south side of Redwood City and really don't want to see use of any overhead rail tracks, at all. And especially not over 101. The mass of concrete that is the elevated expressway supporting the train shuttle to San Francisco airport is the most atrocious eye sore. Who in their right minds wants to emulate that?

Frankly, if they really want to invest in an east-west mass transit system for the future, and traffic mitigation is truly a priority - then tunnelling, quite simply, is the only solution, like BART.
If seismic considerations were factored in for the north bay, they can be factored in for this too.

Creating more overhead rail road tracks is taking a step back, not a step forward in transportation planning for the Bay Area. Surely there's enough brain power in the valley to figure that out.

Oh, and allowing residents to weigh in on televised public city council meetings via freefone tel# or via web is a FANTASTIC idea.


Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 19, 2007 at 9:24 pm

There needs to be grade separation and freight capability.