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Letter: Caltrans District Fouor and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority
June 04, 2014, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

Pacifica needs solutions to improve Highway 1, but we don’t need old-school, pre-climate change, $55 million waste of taxpayer funds solutions like the current Highway 1 Calera Parkway widening project. Pacificans driving north during morning peak traffic hours have noticed this week that there is no “peak hour” traffic backup. Why? Because high schools and colleges are closed for the summer. This small reduction in the amount of contributing traffic equals no morning traffic delay. This reduction points to solutions and issues never raised in the environmental impact report approved by Caltrans.

What would it take to achieve a year-round solution of less traffic and less vehicle miles travelled? Are we really only talking about a couple hundred cars or less? That’s what the flowing traffic points to this week. We need solutions that address the big picture: Highway 1 is our main street in the south of Pacifica. We demand a beautiful, livable, walkable city that fits in with the state’s goals of less vehicle miles, less greenhouse gas emissions and people unafraid to cross the highway. We demand the sustainable forward-thinking solutions officially promoted by Caltrans, SMCTA and city of Pacifica in their regulations and policy documents, but not followed in the EIR.

The EIR represents the outdated, outmoded Caltrans planning criticized in public comments on the EIR as well as comments by the National Park Service/GGNRA and Coastal Commission. What can you do for us? When will you address Pacifica’s unique traffic conditions in a public forum? We need solutions, not just more pavement.

Julie Starobin

Pacifica

 

 

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