Come discuss safe crossing for Hwy 1 in Moss Beach and Montara at MCC, Weds, Jan 27


By on Fri, January 22, 2010

The county plans to submit a grant application to address safety, and mobility issues affecting Highway 1 through the Montara and Moss Beach communities.

The county’s Department of Parks obtained Caltrans funding to produce the recently released “Highway 1 Safety and Mobility Improvement Study”.  This study contains a review of issues and a number of potential improvements to Highway 1 focused specifically in the El Granada and Miramar communities.  A copy of can be viewed at the MPRC website by clicking on “Highway 1 Safety and Mobility Improvement Study” at the bottom left of the page. The findings of the study, receipt of public comment and next steps will be the topic of a community meeting on February 11 (7pm at El Granada Elementary School). 

The Midcoast Community Council (MCC) is discussing support for the grant application at its January 27th meeting.  We know “safe crossings” is an issue of great concern to the residents of Moss Beach and Montara.  The discussion threads last year after the unfortunate accident at the Virginia Ave. crossing are sufficient evidence of that concern.  The MCC invites residents of the Moss Beach and Montara communities to attend the council meeting on the 27th and share their concerns and suggestions.  The plan is to incorporate public input into a letter to the Board of Supervisors in support of the grant application and to draw attention to the specific concerns of the community for the northern section of Highway 1 on the unincorporated Midcoast (Airport to Devil’s Slide)

Dave Holland, Director of Parks and Recreation, will attend the February 10th MCC meeting to provide a preview of the report, answer questions, and address concerns relating to a study of the northern section of Highway 1.  The MCC will present him with a copy of the support letter at that time and discuss additional steps we might be able to take to help get this grant application underway.  Public attendance and support at the February 10th meeting would be incredibly valuable.

The MCC regular meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month at Seton Coastside Hospital starting at 7:30 PM.  Please see our website for meeting details and agendas.

Dave Hankin
MCC Member