Friday, March 7, 2014

Move forward to make Highway 1 safe and efficient

The long-standing Highway 1 traffic bottleneck
in our city is an unnecessary traffic hazard
with an available solution now 
Pacifica Tribune Letters to the Editor.  "Mayor Pete is Right" by Mary Brown

"Pacifica must use the same "relentless" funding effort that got the tunnel going and apply that effort to moving the Hwy 1 fix ahead. The tunnel was a safety issue to bypass the slide. 

The Hwy 1 jam-up is also a safety issue as the retired Pacific firefighters have very correctly pointed out. Emergency vehicles stuck in traffic, or driving on the wrong side of the road to get ahead, is intolerable. One extra lane in each direction speeds everyone up. It will get me to work on time and students to school on time as well. More delay means we all pay." 

Submitted by Jim Wagner

Note:  picture from Cairoscene,"The Cairo commute".  Pacifica Tribune Letters electronic update was 2/25/14, the following letter was printed in the 3/5/14 newspaper.   

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Groovy Letter Mary! Mary for Council!

Hutch said...

Another great letter. Thanks Mary. If the opposition only thought as clearly as you we would have a highway by now.

Anonymous said...

The opposition does think clearly - even more so - which is why we fortunately don't have a widened highway.

Anonymous said...

We don't have a widened highway because the naysayers had control of council for years. Thank the Lord the times they are a changing and all this backwards thinking will be but out to pasture where you all can go and commune with nature.

Anonymous said...

We won't ever have a widened highway because Caltrans blew it. They want to widen the highway to more than twice its current width, just to add 1 lane in each direction. It's overkill.

Anonymous said...

In other important non reported Pacifica News the Clocktower Building is back up for foreclosure sale.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, yeah. LTEs pro and con. Check, we got letters. Money to be made and BTW let's be safe. Eeek, it's so big. What I want to know is when does the CA Coastal Commission weigh in on this thing? It's going to be their call and they don't really commit to anything until their public hearings start. Can they compel an alternative to widening? Bit players take a break. Any expert opinions out there?

Anonymous said...

253 So they built it and nobody came? We seem to have more than our share of that.