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Posted on June 12, 2012 at 07:52 PM in NEWS | Permalink
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The demonizing of Highway 1 across Devil's Slide lives on in the face of all facts. Over the years, the media have blindly used assumptions like Steve's without knowing the actual story of slide outages (every 10 to 15 years during prolonged periods of rain, usually El Ninos, and extended by Caltrans to inconvenience people into going along with their grossly excessive "solutions"). What was stupid was spending 10 times as much -- and counting -- as was necessary to deal with the landslide area while wiping out the drive across San Mateo County's headlands area.
Carl May |
July 17, 2012 at 09:16 PM
The best part of the old commute kept sliding into the Pacific Ocean every year. It simply was stupid to keep rebuilding the road there, California's own "built-a-castle-in-a-swamp."
They didn't make the tunnel to make things look ugly, and I really don't understand how something running underground like a tunnel looks worse than a paved surface road around the mountain, which was the only other option.
And "oversized" tunnel? The one with only one lane/tube in each direction?
July 16, 2012 at 10:36 PM
I hate this bleeping unnecessary oversized tunnel that wastes my taxes, scars up the landscape, will stimulate more development on an already built-out midcoast, and takes away the best part of my commute; but I must admit, taken for itself...
This is a great little RF! Counting coup, baby! Timed perfectly (lunch hour?).
Probably one of the irresponsible Pacifica cyclists chopping illegal trails onto the mountainside of McNee Ranch State Park--the Crack, etc.--but kudos for this, anyway.
Carl May |
June 08, 2012 at 08:43 PM
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