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EBRPD determined to defile the ridge with vans

Original post made by another hiker, Downtown, on Apr 24, 2013

I have emailed every board member and not one has had the courtesy to reply. They are arrogant in their determination to defile our ridge with Anne Kassebaum's shuttles.
Many people have made valid arguments about why this must be stopped, apparently the EBRPD is so caught up in their insistence to do it that we will suffer no matter what.
I suppose that if everyone who is opposed would call and email each member it might make a difference. Then again, based on my non-replies maybe not.

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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2013 at 8:23 am

Well, I have to admit it -- the hikers are mostly cut from the same cloth -- they consider the ridge, "their ridge".

I still think the hillside, below the crest, is a great place for a nice restaurant. Great place to sit and view the Amador Valley, while enjoying good food and some of the valley's finest wines. Perhaps the EBRPD shuttles could be privatized to take diners up and down the hill from a shuttle lot, thus reducing the size of the parking lot.

Oh geez, sorry, I forgot, the park and the hills belong to the able bodied hiking crowd. Others, please stay away...!!

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Posted by Giveralift
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2013 at 9:18 am

Someone mentioned a lift system (ski lift type of thing?) which would be the best solution of all. Love going up to Squaw Valley with or without my bike in tow and reaching those spaces.

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Posted by stinky
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

The big concerns are cleaner air, more housing, transportation, and jobs? Right? So why not high rise housing along the ridge? Chairlifts and vans to get you home, and bicycling (all downhill) to get to work. Clean beautiful air up there, lovely views, and no urban sprawl. Incentive programs for overweight folks on public assistance to get in to the housing will also improve public health.

That's a win-win-win-win! Everyone will like except the ridge NIMBY who started this thread

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Posted by not yours
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 25, 2013 at 12:33 pm

stinky, how long do you think the beautiful air and lovely views will last with high rises littering the ridges? No urban sprawl? so, sub-urban sprawl is OK, then? Are you a friend of the Lin family? Or just a developer or union contractor?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Apr 25, 2013 at 2:35 pm

maybe a few seniors will take a hike along the path and drop a few burrito crumbs along the way to find our way back...tee hee...

in my opinion, the ridge should be a place where Safeway employees set up tables and wrap porkchops and raisins for sale...

that's what I call A BEST BUSINESS PRACTICE...

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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

I would like to encourage the EBRPD to think along the lines of a van that would take anybody to the ridge, including mountain-bikers; mark a reasonably level loop trail (1/2 mile?) starting and ending at the van-stop for seniors and those with disabilities, plus a ride back down for anyone waiting at the van stop.

For now, I'll put my restaurant idea on the back-burner...!!

By the way, Developer and Union Contractor are not bad words...they are probably built the home you're currently living in.

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Posted by Arroyo
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 26, 2013 at 8:07 am

....they probably...

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Apr 28, 2013 at 10:03 am

Hey don't trash the developers and union contractors, they built most of the housing and commercial buildings here, if you don't like it here there's always the Central Valley, the non union element would be glad to build you something, I've seen the quality of that kind of construction ---no thanks!! Keep the shuttles off the hillsides, keep the bicyclists off the middle of our streets, and why is everybody carrying their dogs into stores now, when did that become ok?

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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Apr 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

another hiker, perhaps the entire ridge should be closed off. It would cut down on litter and erosion.

How old are you, BTW? At some point, you will be ecstatic that a shuttle could carry up your old bones.

I've climbed Tri-Valley hills, Sierra hiking trails and Death Valley ravines, and so I am looking forward to the ride.

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