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Supervisors reduce Danville Boulevard speed limit in Alamo

Original post made on Feb 14, 2008

The County Board of Supervisors authorized a reduction in the speed limit on Danville Boulevard through downtown Alamo from 30 mph to 25 mph.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 3:48 PM

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Posted by Oxymo Ron
a resident of another community
on Feb 14, 2008 at 7:41 am

Dear neighbors,

We have new Alamo Towne Fools and they are the Board of Supervisors.

The county created an inviting environment for disaster in our community business district by increasing the opportunity for through-traffic and now they reduce the speed limit as if that will provide some resolve for too much traffic.

What fools these mortals be!

Laughingly,

OX

One HAL of a Pal


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Posted by Susan West
a resident of another community
on Feb 14, 2008 at 8:27 am

Thank you for laughing, OX,

As our Iron Horse neighbors consider the real solution to Danville Blvd access by commute traffic, we must join your laughter. The county continues to use Danville Blvd as a commute corridor and only makes such usage more inviting. Reducing the speed limit is laughable because it isn't how fast the commute traffic flows, it is how it impacts access to our community business district and the safety of our pedestrians. The supervisors didn't need to focus on how fast the traffic flows but how they could STOP it from occurring.

I now understand that Martinez is "another community",

Susan, Iron Horse neighbors

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Posted by Gayle, along the boulevard
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 14, 2008 at 10:39 am

Posted with great appreciation of the author's humor

Dear Neighbors,

You now better watch out! When you are running for your life across Danville Blvd, you might be cited for exceeding the new speed limit!

How silly,

Gayle

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Posted by Catherine Palmer
a resident of another community
on Feb 15, 2008 at 7:19 pm

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Dear Alamo,

As part of the commercial community in Alamo business district, I would like to thank the supervisors for a first step, as a safeguard, for all business district people that must cross Danville Blvd.

I completely agree that more should be done to reduce commuter usage of our main street. It is now obvious that we need a second stop light at Jackson so we can cross safely. But as traffic increases, our best answer is removal of the boulevard in the business district and a well-planned and accessable mall.

The business district is ready for such a plan. Who wishes to lead an effort as part of our renovation planning?

Cat

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Posted by Carrie Russell
a resident of another community
on Feb 17, 2008 at 8:26 am

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Dear neighbors,

The silent minority continues to avoid the subject of Danville Blvd in the Alamo business district from Hemme Avenue northward. OUR SRV regional planning commissioners, OUR Contra Costa planning commissioner, OUR AIA, OUR public works and OUR supervisor are silent following a meaningless change in the speed limit to 25 mph. They solved nothing in what is a cheap political campaign to promote further formation of government organizations within our region.

We should be very wise in review and recognize this lack of real planning as a forecast of things to come as regional politics installs its further layers of government in our region. Alamo Community Council is a significant indicator of how government organizations in our region fail and will continue to fail to serve us.

Removing Danville Blvd in the business district is the only real answer to through-traffic reduction.

Carrie
Iron Horse neighbors

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