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Stoneridge Drive

Original post made by Wondering on May 13, 2014

How is the hated Stoneridge Drive to Livermore doing. I drove over the other day and there was absolutely no traffic. Where are all the criers, whiners etc. complaining about the end of the world when it opened. How long has it been opened?

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Posted by Vineyards, a resident of Livermore
on May 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

Can you hear the crickets.....?

Posted by Maggie, a resident of Valencia
on May 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

I live off Stoneridge and love being able to just turn out of our home development and drive to Livermore without having to get on the highway! I was never one of the complainers - except if you include complaining about the complainers causing the delays and excess cost associated with the disagreement. If you don't want to be on a busy street - don't buy next to one or at a dead end that is intended to be expanded. Bravo to those that finally got this done!

Posted by John, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Perhaps there hasn't been a particularly bad enough traffic incident to warrant people cutting through Pleasanton on Stoneridge yet? The lights are not timed for rapid travel through the city, and I suppose that is intentional. So, on the early mornings on which I have bicycled on the new Stoneridge, the road has been virtually empty. So far, it's only been the site of upcoming development of outlet malls and car dealerships... But it is nice to have a connection to Livermore other than Stanley or the freeway...

Posted by Shannon , a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on May 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

It's not in Google maps yet so I am sure many do not know about the cut through.

Posted by mooseturd, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm

mooseturd is a registered user.

I travel that way by car about once per week. Never see congestion. Even the stupid bridge crossing flows smoothly. Hard to believe this took so long and caused so much pain.

Posted by a Neighbor, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Shhhh! Let's just keep this one to ourselves.

Posted by Livermore Uppa US, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

mooseturd (for brains?),
The bridge crossing is not stupid, as it is not a living thing. Nor is having the narrow bridge a stupid idea, it is a stupendous idea. A great throttle of the flow. Keeps the commuters on I-580, and the mall traffic from cruising through Pleasanton neighborhoods. Also a great tweak to the government a-holes in Dublin, Livermore, and Alameda County that forced it down Pleasanton's throat.

Posted by Hear ye, hear ye, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 15, 2014 at 2:31 pm

You are all right..there is NO traffic on the new Stoneridge Drive connection to El Charro !!! WHY ? ? ? VALLEY Ave from Stanley to Santa Rita is still adding cars, has not lost a single car. At certain times, depending on time of day & direction, it is solid, bumper to bumper from one light to the next, i.e. Stanley/Busch, Busch/SantaRita. I guess all are clueless robotic creatures, or nobody ready this site. Why aren't Livermore commuters using wide open Stoneridge? ? Hello? anybody there??

Posted by Barnstormer, a resident of Danbury Park
on May 15, 2014 at 3:06 pm

I'm happy to see that one person, namely "Hear ye, hear ye" sees the problem as I do. I thought one of the main considerations for getting Stoneridge open was to relieve the horrendous congestion during rush hour from Santa Rita to Stanley via Valley Ave. It seems as bad or worse now then before the Stoneridge opening.

Posted by 680 South, a resident of Mohr Park
on May 15, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I love it. Quicker path to hitting balls at the range by the outlets. Can't beat it.

Posted by mooseturd, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on May 15, 2014 at 6:11 pm

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Dear Livermore Uppa US. You are correct. I should have said it was a stupid person who came up with that. It doesn't throttle flow because when flow is nearly zero it cannot be throttled. I've lived in Ptown for more than 50 years and spent many hours trying to get that extension planned and then built and then opened. Thank goodness we now have it. The silly (is that OK?) bridge crossing will have to go one day.

I notice it's on Google Maps now.

Posted by J Flack, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on May 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

It's certainly more convenient for getting our money to Costco. Few neighbors around Mohr are complaining.

It has been on Google maps since February, car and bike routes show it as the fastest way to Livermore from northern Pleasanton, Stanley is an extra 1.2 miles.

There have been 4-5 bad traffic days Eastbound when I-580 had really bad traffic, but it didn't look unsafe. Stanley has been under construction for so long, hard to determine if there has been any impact.

My estimate, traffic has doubled, but it wasn't much to begin with. Parents waiting to pick up kids at Mohr in the afternoon occasionally back up on Guzman all the way out to Stoneridge.

The stoplights have made Stoneridge safer, the hedges had several blind spots for people in low cars coming out of Guzman and Newton.

The City's promise to throttle traffic across the bridge for the first year, is (or was always intended to be) a joke. Some striping indicating lanes merge, are ignored or invisible to people who don't travel it every day. Why the extra stop light with no intersection out past Stoneridge Creek? Haven't seen traffic police there lately because there is not enough traffic to make a ticket quota.

I don't think traffic patterns change until a road has been open a year or two, so ask again late in 2015.

Posted by Max, a resident of Stoneridge
on May 18, 2014 at 12:23 am

How is the hated Stoneridge Drive to Livermore doing. I drove over the other day and there was absolutely no traffic. Where are all the criers, whiners etc. complaining about the end of the world when it opened. WHAT?

Who is this stupid person having too much time on his hand, asking stupid
question? Total waste of time! Apparently, he doesn't drive eastbound at 5PM and when 580 is congested. Bumper to bumper from Hopyard all the way pass the bridge. What a clown!

Posted by Maximilian, a resident of Castlewood
on May 18, 2014 at 8:35 am

Sounds like Max is the clown with no time on his hands. How would Wondering find out without questioning how Stoneridge is doing. Should he drive it every hour to get a sample of traffic. Change our commute times Max to lessen traffic. You can call me a clown if you want.

Posted by Jim, a resident of Las Positas
on May 25, 2014 at 8:34 am

Other cities strive to improve their cities, quality of life for their citizens, bring in environment-friendly companies. Pleasanton brings in Walmart (not one but two), fast food joints, Dollar Store and NOW CarMax used car dealership with a car wash while claiming city is short of water. Keep giving building permits while low water. All they care is to increase revenue by any means regardless of its impact on the city and its citizens. (Comment partially removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff)

Posted by J, a resident of another community
on May 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Max is right. I live in the neighborhood and have been taking evening walks along that stretch (along the park, past the church, etc.) for about 10 years. Rush hour traffic has increased vastly. With each green light, there's a heavy and generally speedier than "ye olden days" stream of traffic until the light changes. Then it's quiet/normal for a while until the next green. It also backs up eastbound at the intersection of Santa Rita now. It varies, of course, but there's certainly been a notable change.

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