Widening Alamo Intersection?
Original post made by Wasteful on May 1, 2012
Where will any extra cars go? Why widen there? Why waste money,time,and disrupting what flow of traffic there is?
Will this be a monument to the ultimate stupidity? Widening a small portion of the road?
Who needs to enlarge their ego to widen an intersection going no where?
Whose property will be removed for a short distance to satisfy bloated plans dedicated to wasteful spending?
Nationally this happens but why here?
Use what money there is to determine better ways for pedestrians to cross along the road in the smallish commercial one/two block of the road!!!!
May 3 county committee will decided to expand short portion to no where this intersection.
Are you concerned? furious? dumbfounded? perplexed?
Who wouldnt be!!!!!
Request an explanation as to why and to where and for long a widening!!
Do you part and participate actively rather then read and move on bemoaning public apathy.
on May 1, 2012 at 7:22 am
This is becoming a story impacting voters' considerations of district 2 and 3 supervisors' candidates. On June 30. 2008, Mary Piepho announced that "the ultimate solution" of expanding the Stone Valley Road and Danville Blvd intersection and road way in the Alamo business district was removed from county consideration. That didn't happen! Neither Mary or Chief of Staff Tomi van de Brooke followed through to make sure that such a project was removed from all county planning.
The real solution for the Alamo business district was proposed more than a decade ago in creating a MALL with access lanes and eliminating Danville Blvd and Stone Valley Road in the business district. The goal is to discourage commute traffic from using Alamo roads and lanes to by-pass 680 and is achieved by making Alamo a destination and not a commute corridor.
Remember, traffic & Transportation are one of five primary voter issues in the current districts 2 & 3 elections. Thus, this is an election story that deserves home page coverage.
on May 1, 2012 at 9:02 am
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on May 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm
Dear Gina and Jessica,
Thank you for your efforts to focus this exchange.
The reference to the MALL conversion of the Alamo business district was in a "downtown" plan created by Donna Gerber, district 3 supervisor, circa 1999/2000. The plan was in at least three forms and one specifically removed Danville Blvd and Stone Valley Road in the business district and created multiple access lanes within the MALL to route traffic to expanded retail, commercial, hospitality, high density residential and multi-story parking.
Various investor groups over the past decade have reviewed that "downtown" plan and considered various modifications to Danville Blvd and Stone Valley Road to make the "Alamo Downtown" a more contained business center tying all segments together for safer and easier walking of the entire district.
In 2009, CCC Community Development provided copies of Donna's downtown plans to neighborhoods committees focused on economic development in the Alamo region. As you consider a story on "the Ultimate Solution" it is likely fitting to report on the significant options of a MALL that would fully eliminate Stone Valley Road and Danville Blvd in the Alamo business district.