Video: Coastside traffic & trails planning, April, presentation of concepts Thursday

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Wed, May 25, 2011


Video - Coastside traffic and trails planning

Link to video

Planning for the improvement of traffic and trails on the Coastside Highway-1 corridor is in progress. This video features public meetings held in April 2011 and also includes footage of the highway at areas of concern to the community.  This planning phase is focused on the area from Moss Beach to Devil's Slide Tunnel (south portal). The goal of the process is to improve safety and mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.

A follow-up public meeting: 'presentation of plan concepts' is scheduled for May 26th 7pm at El Granada Elementary school.


Link: San Mateo County Planning Dept Midcoast Hwy 1 study

Link: Midcoast Community Council (MCC) Hwy 1 webpage

Link: Related article on Half Moon Bay Review (5/4/11)

Buckle up!


Weird pavement schemes with poor approaches to the actual problems of safe crossings and traffic alleviation—all in the interest of changing the character of the communities and facilitating Southern-California-coastal-style urbanization of the midcoast. Ironic, with the energy costs involved in the pavement, increased short-term pulses of runoff damaging watercourses, and polluted runoff from pavement carrying vehicles, that San Mateo County is applying for several million dollars supposedly fight pollution in the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve.

What would it cost to give our elected county officials and the department bureaucrats a very basic ecology course? I guess the real question is would they pay any attention in class and be able to apply the simple principles to San Mateo County’s situation.