At their Thursday night meeting, opponents of the Norris Canyon HOV/bus lane project said they hope to stop not only that project, but all the others like it.
They've started a petition that they want to bring to San Ramon City Council, but also want residents of Danville to step up to fight a similar project planned for Sycamore Road.
"This is not a San Ramon petition," Jeff Rackmil, one of the organizers of the opponents' group told a crowd of about 70 people. "It is a very regional and statewide issue."
Many in the crowd offered suggestions on how to fight the plan, which would cost an estimated $102 million to build on- and off-ramps to allow car poolers and buses to go directly onto and off of the HOV lane from Norris Canyon and Interstate 680.
One man said local officials won't have enough clout to stop the project. He said the fight needs to be taken to state and federal officials as well.
"That's the only way we're going to stop this," he said.
Meanwhile, locals are hoping City Council members will change their minds about -- and their support of -- the project.
Jim Gibbon, the man who began the fight, is hoping the new makeup of City Council will see their point of view.
Rackmill said City Council will be the first stop in the battle.
"We just have to do this step by step," Rackmill said. He told the crowd the opposition is not a NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) issue.
"We would be saying the same thing for any other community," Rackmill said. "This is a 680 corridor issue."