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Freeway frustration

Original post made on Jun 22, 2010

It's 5 a.m. and Joe Krutulis can't sleep. Wide awake, he tosses and turns in bed as humming engines and squealing tires echo from the freeway into his Alamo home.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 12, 2007, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Jim C.
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jun 22, 2010 at 12:03 am

Population growth is the ultimate culprit in growing levels of noise and general congestion. The real question is: WHY are their more cars on the road and/or longer commutes all the time?

Real estate agents and financiers, who make money from the expectation of endless growth, are as guilty as anyone in these NIMBY situations. And they tend to live in the very neighborhoods where nicer homes are being affected.

California has roughly 500,000 more residents per year and shows no signs of stabilizing until lack of water or power forces the issue. That's what should be focused on, not never-ending attempts at partial mitigation.


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Posted by Jeff Carson
a resident of San Ramon
on Nov 5, 2011 at 10:54 pm

I agree that the noise is quite annoying. Our house backs teh I-680 freeway before Bollinger. The noise is just annoying. One of my kids gets irritated in the backyard.


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