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I think Niles Canyon would be a lovely bike path if they closed the highway and put gates on each end. Like they do on Stroll & Roll. But, then again, I’m retired and don’t have to commute
On Oct 26, 2018, at 3:14 PM, Matt Kihlthau <mkihlthau@...
Oh sorry. I misread which canyon is closing, haha.
“Devil’s in the details”, as usual.
And you've probably seen the northbound 680 HOT lane under construction.
Niles Canyon isn't closing. Just part of Morrison Canyon that connects to Vargas.
On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 2:43 PM Matt Kihlthau <mkihlthau@...
It looks like everyone’s commute is going to get even longer. 680 can’t handle the current amount of commute traffic and Niles Canyon helps relieve some of the pressure. Is there actually a plan to improve and reopen it?
Fremont keeps pushing back against using bypass roads including Niles Canyon, Paseo (added stop signs), and residentials near Mission Blvd. I get it for safety, but people need to get to work and get home after...with enough time to go ride
The evening 880/680 backup in Fremont now extends past Miltpitas and into San Jose past 7:30pm regularly. We need a real solution, not simply forcing all cars onto the freeway to sit in gridlock.
On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 2:03 PM Glenn Kirby <gkirby@...
I think this is happening because of conflicts with bicycles and walkers caused by the recent dramatic increase in commuter traffic being sent up Morrison and Vargas by the GPS tracking systems.
Hundreds of cars have been directed over this road in the afternoon commute leading to complaints. Fremont City Council recently declared an unsafe condition on a 2-way road that is only nine feet wide in places. This is an interim step pending more permanent
legislation. Closing the road will make it much nicer for people to ride and walk and to get to Vargas Plateau Regional Park.
Are bicycles treated as vehicles in this case?
"A person riding a bicycle or operating a pedicab upon a highway has all the rights and is subject to all the provisions applicable to the driver of a vehicle..."
Or is the road closed only to *motor* vehicles?
(Nextdoor says "The content you're looking for was posted in another neighborhood.")
From my Nextdoor feed:
Canyon Road will be closed to vehicles starting November 17th :-)