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'New' Stoneridge Drive now 40 mph

Original post made on Jan 16, 2014

The speed limit on the newly extended section of Stoneridge Drive has been raised to 40 mph despite objections from City Councilwoman Karla Brown who said it should stay at 35.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 16, 2014, 8:03 AM

Comments (24)

Posted by Cluelessness, a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jan 16, 2014 at 3:54 pm

I am so disappointed that the city would vote to increase the speed limit just so it could collect revenue from speeding tickets.

On the south side of Stoneridge drive going east right over the bridge, near the new senior community, the sidewalk suddenly DISAPPEARS! There is no sidewalk.

People cross the street with no stop sign or stop light where the sidewalk ends. And worst yet, where the sidewalk ends on the south side of Stoneridge, some people walk on the street. And they want to have it 40 mph with people walking on the street?

Why didn't the city finish the sidewalk? It looks like they just decided one day to just walk of the job (union workers?).

Is Karla Brown the only person with any common sense?

Posted by truth, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jan 17, 2014 at 4:25 am

Cluelessness....really? please research how much revenue a city receives from a ticket before you spew forth your may also want to research how a speed limit is established.

Posted by wondering, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2014 at 8:46 am

Since they increased the speed limit because a study showed that people were driving 43 mph, does that mean if we all drive 60 mph they will increase the speed limit to 60?

Posted by confused, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2014 at 9:36 am

Cluelessness - explain how raising the speed limit results in MORE speeding tickets. Wouldn't it result in LESS? Seems backwards to me. And, I'm happy for the change. Maybe if they raise it higher more people would opt for Stoneridge and stay off the freeway where cars shouldn't be allowed. Seems logical to me if Cluelessness' argument is correct...?

Posted by rd, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

what a joke--why increase the speed limit since no one obeys the limit anyway .Just go out and check around 4:30 -7:00 and everyone is going at least 50 mph if not more-its a regular race tract.

The police are never around to enforce the speed limit .The only time they show their faces is early morning or early afternoon to ticket parents dropping off or picking up their kids from Mohr school . The real action is when people get off work and then the races start--Why are there never any cops around during rush hour -if they wanted they could be handing out hundreds of tickets per hour ,but I guess they don't want to get the commuters pissed off. The police could care less .

There shouldn't be any speed limit since no one obeys it anyway and the police could care less-

Posted by Pox on Livermore & Dublin, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:17 am

As was predicted, opening Stoneridge through to Livermore is having a major impact on traffic congestion in Pleasanton. Whenever I580 is clogged, we are seeing significant congestion on Pleasanton arterials. Livermore, Dublin and Alameda County hosed us, and I certainly hope the opportunity presents itself that we can give them some fantastic payback. In the meantime, don't patronize Livermore and Dublin businesses.

Posted by Speeders, a resident of Stoneridge
on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

Please install the speed radar on this section of the road. Too many speeders are in Stoneridge drive. Last night around 8:30pm, I saw a blue mini car drove probably 70 mph on this section screeching to halt on Trevor Parkway.

Posted by Terry Messick-Cass, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

Thank you again Karla Brown for focusing on safety!! I walk my dog along the pathway along Stoneridge Drive and am appalled at all the speeders using Stoneridge Drive like a Freeway?? Two schools, two parks, a Church & drivers speeding is an accident waiting to happen! Perhaps Pleasanton Traffic Control should implement stop lights to work more frequently to slow these lunatics down!!! Where are you Pleasanton PD when we need you......

Posted by rd, a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jan 17, 2014 at 11:06 am

Could someone please explain the logic behind Pleasanton Traffic Engineer Mike Tassano's comments about if the city does a traffic survey and it shows motorists going faster than the speed limit then they raise the speed limit .

So I guess since hardly anyone obeys the speed limits on most Pleasanton streets we should be seeing speed limits going up all over Pleasanton in the near future.

Posted by Dr. Gator, a resident of Southeast Pleasanton
on Jan 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

I live near Stoneridge. You should have seen how many people sold their homes when Stoneridge was extended.. It was nearly 1 of 4 on one street, the new street light shone forever on the corner house of Newton and the person who bought it backed out because of it...

It's a shame Pleasanton doesn't get the revenues from the new outlets with their millions of shoppers but we do get the traffic and polution. Thanks Thorne, Cook-Kalio, and Hosterman!!!

Whatever happened to that shady $ 6 million dollars (Of our tax payer money!) Supervisor Haggerty's henchman dangled in front of Hosterman, Cook-Kalio, and Thorne... I bet they benefited in some way... Very corrupt process indeed!

It was Chris Christie New Jersey Politickin' right here in River City...

Let's put in Speed Bumps!!!

Posted by Cluelessness, a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jan 17, 2014 at 11:35 am

The lights they placed at Newton/Stoneridge were so bright it looked like the landing gear of the Close Encounters of a Third Kind mothership landing.

Of course they are corrupt. Let's not forget about Fremont-based developer John Wong, one time developer of the shopping center on Staples Ranch (but backed out) purchasing Scott Haggerty's Livermore house so Haggerty could move and set up a little Dublin based Love Shack with Kasie Hildenbrand.

Then the County Board of Supervises re-districted so that Haggerty's district included the new Love Shack.

Classic corruption! So glad that Chris Gray went public.

Posted by rd, a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jan 17, 2014 at 11:43 am

You are so right Dr. Gator all politicians are corrupt from the city level up through the national level .You better believe money or political favors were exchanged in order to get Hosterman to switch her vote on the extension along with the others .

Posted by Longtimer, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Yuk! Gator took a much too big bite. Hope the gator chokes on too many, too big bites, without much substance. Emotional pile-ons with rt's 'all' goes on a rant too. Irrelevancies.

Posted by Cholow, a resident of Birdland
on Jan 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

We all should be celebrating that a speed limit was raised for a change.

Someone wrote: "The only time they show their faces is early morning or early afternoon to ticket parents dropping off or picking up their kids from Mohr school."

These are among the worst drivers in town. Probably worse than the parents driving kids to/from sports events at parks on the weekends.

I rest my case ...

Posted by Dr. Gator, a resident of Southeast Pleasanton
on Jan 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

I was at the Council meeting where Haggerty's henchman was talking and he said, I paraphrase, If you don't vote this in tonight then you lose the
$ 6,000,000. He looked like someone out of central casting for a slimy political henchman.

Somebody who knows the rules called Haggerty's office and reminded them that Haggerty cannot just unilaterally offer the $ 6,000,000. The person got real nervous and said that they never got it OK'd and hung up. Really shady...

I just want to know what happened to the $ 6,000,000.?? It still is an answered question and politicians have the reputation of making millions of dollars on deals like these.. Just sayin'.

Aren't you a little bit curious about the $ 6,000,000. of taxpayer money that was hijacked by Haggerty Longtimer???...

Posted by Cluelessness, a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jan 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm

The Sidewalkless (at least on Southside) Stoneridge Extension. Of course, Livermore can build sidewalks because when you get to Jack London and El Charro, of course there is a sidewalk on both sides of Jack London. Pleasanton, wellllll, maybe they used all the concrete on that fancy little Hacienda Business Park memorial temple they just put up at the corner of Santa Rita and Stoneridge.

According to the lawsuit, Haggerty regularly says "Extortion is legal in government." This is on page 10.

If you go to this web internet address: Web Link and type in

Type the word Case Summary and press enter
Enter the case number HG13678402 and press Submit

Click Register of Actions

At the top click either the Java or Tiff icon next to Complaint - Other Employment Filed (Amended)

Happy reading.

Now decide who is more corrupt -- PUSD? The County? The City? Wow, is quite close, almost a tie.

Posted by FnSuite, a resident of Downtown
on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm

In order for the project to be completed on time,under budget and bonuses distributed the sidewalks were left to be compeleted at a later date. That's how things get done these days.

Posted by Max, a resident of Stoneridge
on Jan 20, 2014 at 5:36 pm

They will eventually increase the speed limit to 40/45 for the rest of Stoneridge to allow traffic flow to and fro Dublin/Livermore. Who cares about kids, schools, residents on stoneridge as long as they get the property tax on Staples Property. We have the excessive traffic, light and noise pollution due to greedy idiots at the city hall.

Posted by Vineyards, a resident of Castlewood
on Jan 21, 2014 at 8:31 am

Quit your griping! The extension of Stoneridge was on the general plan when ALL of you bought homes. You thought you could kill it or it would never happen. Nice try wasting countless Thousands of $ trying to fight it and delay it. Live with it and MOVE ON PEOPLE!

Posted by tax dollars, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 21, 2014 at 9:08 am

thank you vineyards..such winning ! They even built them a 4 lane bridge and narrowed it to 2 to please them! np side walk, lights too bright , speed limit too high. 40 mph is appropriate.

Posted by Shirley You Jest, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Just because a road is in the General Plan does not mean it has to be built. Since when did the General Plan become the holy grail?

There are plenty of developers, real estate agents and pro-growth folks on the GP task force every time it is up for review. They push for more roads to build more houses. The developers and Cook-Kallio want more roads, then they push for more taxes to pay for the new roads.

Give me a break.

Posted by Jen, a resident of Birdland
on Jan 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Shirley -

WHAT are you talking about?!? There are no GP task forces...please get your facts straight before you throw accusations around...

Posted by Map, a resident of Del Prado
on Jan 26, 2014 at 6:18 pm

As a long time resident I've learned to adapt- you stay off city streets when kids are being picked up and dropped off from school and when commuters are blowing thru town it's a cluster out there

Posted by Cluelessness, a resident of Mohr Elementary School
on Jan 26, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Looks like the city did a very professional job at the end of Stoneridge on Trevor on the sidewalk. They put up a couple of wood striped structures and wrapped yellow caution tape around them.

Looks like Flea Market Fridays down there.

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