The Los Cerros Middle School bus #8 that drives through the Diablo Road corridor was late to school--- 12 minutes late!--- again yesterday due to heavy traffic. Last week I counted 125 cars backed up from the Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd./Diablo Road intersection by Athenian School to Hidden Oaks. It took 10 minutes just to drive the .8 mile between Hidden Oaks and that intersection.
With traffic like that, how can Danville even consider adding possibly 100 more peak a.m. car trips to the Diablo Road corridor by rezoning what's left of Jed Magee's ranch to allow SummerHill Homes to build up to 127 or more dwellings? And of course we all realize that the bus system for the local schools will eventually wither and die for lack of funding. We've had buses before and they always disappear sooner or later. When the current buses follow the past ones to their graveyards, the traffic situation will go from intolerable to infuriating.
I call upon the Danville Town Council and Planning Commission decision-makers to experience first-hand the travails of the daily Diablo Road driver by travelling from the Blackhawk Road/Camino Tassajara intersection to Monte Vista High School around 8:00 a.m. on a number of different days between now and when they make their irreparable decisions whether to permanently worsen the existing traffic nightmare in this area.
Due to heavy Diablo Road corridor traffic, a Los Cerros Middle School bus was late again yesterday---and Danville is considering adding another 100 or more peak a.m. car-trips to the Diablo Road corridor?
Original post made by Maryann Cella, Diablo, on Oct 4, 2011