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City Council OKs downtown parking strategic plan

Original post made on Apr 20, 2017

Pleasanton city officials have a new game plan for improving parking conditions downtown after the City Council approved the Downtown Pleasanton Parking Strategy and Implementation Plan on Tuesday night.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 4:37 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Sammy
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 20, 2017 at 6:58 pm

140 pages? Are consultants paid by page count?

Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 22, 2017 at 9:22 pm

What's wrong with one way traffic on downtown streets, sure would throw a monkey wrench into the cut thru commuters shortcuts?? Why do we always hire consultants to point out the obvious? It seems like the only thing the city doesn't have trouble with is building more houses and apartments.

Posted by Steve M
a resident of Sycamore Heights
on Apr 22, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Great! As if traffic on Sunol Boulevard during rush hour wasn't already backed up or blocks. Add these to Lund Ranch II and everyone can add another 30 minutes to their commute going south.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Apr 23, 2017 at 7:27 am

I thibk think 1 way traffic lanes down town makes a lot of sense. Helps with flow, pedestrian safety, and space usage

Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 23, 2017 at 4:20 pm

1 way traffic idea pops up about every 10 years and for some unknown reason it always gets shot down?? Have the traffic on main flow north to south, put in red light cameras and lighted crosswalks then maybe they can toss all those " no u turn" signs that nobody pays attention too.

Posted by Jack
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 24, 2017 at 8:45 pm

What a bunch of hooey! We as citizens should insist that before Staff and Council go out and build themselves their Taj Ma City Hall, that they finally buck up and build a parking structure Downtown.
All those great ideas in the 140 page report are great ideas, but few are new... The City does not enforce their own rules! Until they enforce the signage, collect from an in-lieu contract, actually offer an incentive to a private lot owner, nothing is going to change!

Posted by Haight Estate resident
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 25, 2017 at 7:27 pm

and while we are on the subject of traffic downtown I have heard 5 different times today of horns blasting and brakes squealing the at intersection of Peters@W. Angela. YET the city feel we don't need this to be a 4 way stop. this doesn't mention two accidents in the p[ass two month one totalling a car.
I saw a city worker sit at the intersection one day for a whopping 10 minutes in his city emplemed car-the entire time he was busy texting and didn't even look up once.

who needs the demolition derby when you have this intersection.

Posted by Lugnut
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Apr 25, 2017 at 9:51 pm

No worries, Chamber gives Council their marching orders. We shall see what levers they pull.

Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:12 am

Narrow peters down to 1 lane and put in angled parking- we gain more parking downtown, run that 1 lane south to north and put stop signs at every cross street before somebody gets killed and you gain yet another deterrent to those cut-thru angry commuters

Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:19 am

Flightops is a registered user.

How about a new plan for that 3-way stop at St Mary's and Main. What a cluster at commute time, cars blocking the intersection and the crosswalks, pedestrians having to walk around cars and 2-3 cars blocking the intersection waiting for lights to change 2 blocks further north, there is no honor among commuters on the streets when they are trying to cut thru town as quick as possible

Posted by no cut throughs
a resident of Downtown
on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm

There is no reason to change the signs or lights in our town. We just need the PPD to actually TICKET these cut throughs who block intersections, fail to give way to pedestrians, speed through red lights, etc, etc.

Make it harder to cut through our town and these morons will either get back on the freeways or they will pay enough in fines for our city to have a new revenue source.

Posted by Silicon Valley Commuter
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Apr 27, 2017 at 1:31 pm

No cut throughs makes a valid point. I've been commuting through Milpitas and Fremont for 25 years and they very aggressively enforce traffic laws. You learn very quickly to be a polite driver as you commute through these towns. I would normally follow the laws - but seeing the motorcycle cops all over the place is a constant reminder.

The only challenge for me is some of the restrictions Pleasanton puts in place may negatively impact me. But I can easily mitigate it by shifting my commute hours and working from home as much as possible. So I am all for tougher enforcement!!

Also, let's add in tougher enforcement of no cell phones and stopping at crosswalks while we're at it.

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