I'm a San Ramon resident, and was outraged to discover the San Ramon City Council has endorsed a proposed measure to waste over 200 million in taxpayer dollars to put HOV freeway On/Off ramps to I-680 on residential Norris Cyn Road.
These freeway ramps will have a dramatically adverse affect on our quality of life here in San Ramon.
● These ramps will add traffic lights to control the On and Off freeway access, creating a dangerous intersection with trucks and buses exiting 680 onto Norris Cyn at high speeds from the freeway.
● Additional traffic lights and heavy vehicles on Norris Cyn will increase traffic on local roads, creating a safety hazard for our children riding their bikes to school. These ramps will also impede the easy and safe access our residents currently enjoy between the west and east sides of our city.
● The additional traffic will add exhaust pollution, as well as amplify noise levels with large vehicles braking at traffic lights, then accelerating onto Norris Cyn. The increase in traffic will also delay emergency response to both sides of the city.
● Access to I-680 will only be for HOV vehicles— including trucks and buses— while excluding most San Ramon residents from using these freeway access ramps, even though our city taxes are being wasted to build and maintain them!
Currently, 2 out of our 5 city council members, Bill Clarkson and Harry Sachs, have publicly stated that they are against the construction of these ramps on Norris Canyon. Councilmen Scott Perkins, Phil O'Loane, and Dave Hudson are undecided on this issue.
San Ramon residents, join me in calling for our City Council to send a formal Statement of Opposition for the City of San Ramon to the CCTA, Cal Trans, and any other agency involved in the construction of these ramps stating our objection to this proposed measure.
Sign this petition and tell the San Ramon City Council that residents of San Ramon are against the construction of freeway On/Off ramps from I-680 onto Norris Canyon Road.
- City Council
- Vice Mayor, Danville
- Vice Mayor
- City Council
- Chair of the CCTA Commissioners
- CCTA Commissioner
- Ross Chittenden, Dep.Ex.Dir.Projects
I just signed the following petition addressed to: San Ramon City Council.
Tell CCTA that San Ramon does not support the Norris Canyon HOV ramp proposal
CCTA (Contra Costa Transit Authority) wants to build HOV left access ramps between I-680 and Norris Canyon. These ramps will have an adverse affect on the quality of life in San Ramon. They will increase traffic on our local roads, increase noise levels, and impede access to facilities on the west and east sides of our town.
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