Petitioning State of California Edmund. G. Brown, Governor (State of California) and 5 others

Remove the F7-X Tunnel Alternative from SR-710 North EIR/EIS in Favor of Better, more Fiscally and Environmentally Responsible Solutions!

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We have reviewed the history, purpose and need for the State Route-710 North Corridor and support the development and implementation of a comprehensive 21st-century mobility and transportation alternative to the current limited and antiquated approach for the SR-710 North Extension.  We recommend a multi-modal approach that may include implementation of Transportation System Management/Transportation Demand Management (TSM/TDM), Bus Rapid Transit and Light Rail individually or in combination, but DOES NOT INCLUDE a surface freeway or tunnel connecting the 710 and 210 Freeways. 

We oppose the connection of the 710 and 210 Freeways via surface freeway or tunnel for the following reasons:

  • Construction of additional roadway lanes has traditionally been the most common congestion relief strategy used by transportation authorities.  However, decades of research has demonstrated that expanding highways does not relieve congestion.  Every 1% increase in new lane-miles generates a 0.9% increase in traffic in less than 5 years, effectively neutralizing any increase in capacity (http://www.no710.com/_better_solutions_ls/1-repurpose_the_710/highway-expansion-myth.pdf).

 

 

 

 

 

  • There is widespread vocal public opposition to a connection between the 710 and 210 Freeways.  The cities of Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Los Angeles, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena have adopted formal resolutions opposing the connection. Additionally, over forty-five neighborhood councils, elected officials (including a US Congressman, State Senators and State Assemblymembers), school districts, chambers of commerce and other environmental and civic organizations have adopted resolutions or issued statements expressing their opposition to the extension (http://www.no710.com/resources.html).

 

We urge Caltrans to remove themselves from the property management business and sell the more than 500 homes in the 710 Corridor.  Its poor management of SR-710 Extension project properties costs the State millions of dollars annually.  This bad relationship between tenants and landlord must end now (http://www.bsa.ca.gov/reports/summary/2011-120).

The No 710 Action Committee is a fast-growing association of cities, organizations, professionals and citizens who realize that the SR-710 Tunnel is an unacceptable alternative to address regional transportation problems. Our mission is to promote solutions that are environmentally and fiscally sound, reduce pollution, lower health risks, relieve congestion, and eliminate public dependence on fossil fuels. The No 710 Action Committee demands that transportation authorities operate in an honest and transparent manner that is responsive to the concerns and interests of the impacted communities and the public at large (http://www.no710.com).

This petition will be delivered to:
  • State of California
    Edmund. G. Brown, Governor (State of California)
  • California State Transportation Agency
    Brian Kelly, Secretary
  • California Transportation Commission (CTC)
    All Commissioners
  • Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
    Hasan Ikhrata, Executive Director
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
    Malcolm Dougherty, Director
  • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA)
    Members of the Board of Directors and CEO


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