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Why are we considering a 4-3 lane diet for Alameda?

Why are we considering a 4-3 lane diet for Alameda?

For most that live here or near here, this one short section of Alameda has many safety issues: no sidewalks for most of it, no bike lanes, a fast wide multi-lane expressway feel, no center turn/merge lane, and unnecessary long crosswalks. It is a major school route. Residents can not walk along this section of Alameda without entering the roadway and strollers, walkers, wheelchairs must use the roadway. There are a high number of speeders, accidents, and near misses.

The rest of Alameda and the new section of Santa Cruz from Middle School to downtown is a 3 lane road with bike lanes, sidewalks, and center turn lanes. It is just this 1,200 foot section of Alameda that is different.

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