Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, Staff Writer, 3/22/17. "City bans new highway lanes. Ordinance forbids Highway 1 widening without voter approval."
|Commute home: Congested, not safe, could have been fixed.|
Thanks again for nothing, NIMBY majority City Council.
Don't be fooled: monies, years of progress lost again.
.... Van Ocampo reached out to Caltrans and the SMCTA about the possibility of adding an overcrossing for bikes and pedestrians. Caltrans replied there was no state funding available for something like that; SMCTA told him to apply for the next round of grants for that purpose. He also approached the staff of City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) who was interested in seeing if he could find a way to fund it. 'There’s no pedestrian part in the Caltrans highway widening,' Ocampo said. .... ... Mark Stechbart said, 'The Transportation Authority will probably take the money away. Let the taxpayers vote. Many alternatives are off the table'." Read article.
Reference, City Council meetings. Fix Pacifica reprint agendas: Consideration item. City Council meeting 3/13/17, Item 11. Video from about 3:30 minutes.City Council meeting 3/13/17, Item 11.
Also see Consent Calendar item, City Council meeting, 3/27/17, Item 3: Note: City Council majority passed this item without approval of a second reading.
Reference, Approved Highway 1 widening project. Project researched, studied, funded by CalTrans, Highway 1 widening project. NIMBY campaign against widening Highway 1, Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives (PH1A). Home.
Note photograph from Kron 4/Kate Cagle, Vince Cestone, 8/10/15, "Caltrans facing tough questions after 'traffic disaster'...".
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