Is there a California Highway Patrol coverage gap or overlap at Devil's Slide? Coastsiders want to know if it's a no-man's land?
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Proterra of Burlingame gets the $9.2 million contract.
San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) has launched its Get Us Moving (GUM) campaign. Unfortunately, we cannot think of a worse acronym for a public transportation initiative. The word "gum" has all kinds of counterintuitive, negative connotations, especially in a transportation context. "Gum" connotes "stuck" and "sticky" as in "stuck in traffic" and "buses have chewing gum stuck on the floor and under the seats." Please take SMCTA's online survey, and give your honest feedback. Tell them that GUM is the dumbest acronym ever.
This study says north Pacifica is adequately served by SamTrans buses. Do you agree?
The Manor Drive overcrossing project is preparing a preliminary planning study to look at widening the congested overcrossing between Palmetto Avenue and Oceana Boulevard in Pacifica. (Source: San Mateo County Transportation Authority)
Caltrans has decertified the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Calera Parkway/Highway 1 Widening Project and vacated the project. This marks the end of the road for the widening project. In the letter (click PDF link below) from Caltrans to the State Clearinghouse Office of Planning and Research, Caltrans says that it "decertified the FEIR and vacated the project approval on December 26, 2017.” This action is based on the City of Pacifica’s resolution requesting that Caltrans "abandon the proposed widening of Highway 1 and remove it from further consideration" and "the City’s clear communication that it will not be proceeding with sponsoring the Calera Parkway Project.” One of the alternatives that was strongly supported by widening opponents, the In-Sync intelligent traffic signal system (ITS), has recently been implemented.
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Caltrans, please clean up the debris (rocks, mud, leaves, trash) on the pavement and shoulders of Highway 1 (especially the downhill side) between the Devil’s Slide tunnels and the Pacifica city limits. We asked for this cleanup months ago and not a damn thing has been done about it, despite the best efforts of business leaders and city/county/state representatives to get Caltrans on the job. That filthy, dangerous roadway is a disgrace to Caltrans and a safety hazard for motorists and bicyclists. Caltrans is in direct violation of its own state highway code 91.6, which says Caltrans must give high priority to keeping the highway clean. Pacificans and other Coastsiders who use Highway 1 should protest to their elected representatives at every level of government (city, county, state).
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The lead item in my Pacifica Tribune column of June 21 (click link above) called on Caltrans to clean up the unsafe stretch of Highway 1 between Linda Mar and the Tom Lantos Tunnels at Devil's Slide. Trash, weeds, leaves, tree branches, rocks, and mud on the PAVED shoulders endanger motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The day after my column came out, Caltrans mowed some grass and weeds alongside the highway, particularly those blocking the WELCOME TO PACIFICA sign, but it still hasn't cleared the paved shoulders. Please join me in bringing pressure on Caltrans to finish the job. A phone call or email to your city, county, and state elected representatives might help.