Wave goodbye to the Old Stanley trees!!
Original post made by unclehomerr.. on Aug 3, 2008
A couple of years ago, the City Council authorized a 'traffic study' on Old Stanley Blvd. $70,000 was authorized to study traffic patterns and make recommendations to the council.
Friday, I noticed a large number of utility poles and trees with white paint spots sprayed on them. Do you think these are the ones selected for removal?? Have the recommendations been presented for council action? Will the great spotted trees be gone before anyone's aware?? Did council already act on this... quietly and without public scrutiny or discussion??
This street is a great representation of 'Old Pleasanton' with the canopy of shade and well established trees. Take a ride with your kids and/or grandkids so they can see it before it's gone.
on Aug 3, 2008 at 10:16 pm
Why does anything need to be done to Old Stanley? I drive it every day, and don't see the need for expansion.
on Aug 4, 2008 at 8:52 am
Getting work done on old Stanley Blvd. has been a long process. There have been no improvements on this road since Valley tire/Mobile gas station and the Union 76 station on the corner of Main at Santa Rita Road and Stanley. I describe this section of Stanley Blvd. as "the bumpist road in Pleasanton.
My understanding is the street will be widened with sidewalks and a two-way center turn lane. Although I'm not too sure about the turn lane. I pity the poor residents along this section of Stanley Blvd. because, in the morning, traffic is so heavy you would be hard-pressed to turn on to Stanley Blvd. from say, the retirement housing complex.
I know PG&E is going to set back their power poles as part of the improvement. The trees are in the way.
I have been following the progress of the improvement for many years now, and I'm not so sure that it would be a good idea to help facilitate more cut through traffic by the widening. I would have liked to have seen some kind of a traffic moderating scheme on one end or the other of this old section of Stanley Blvd.
We will lose some trees, but with curbs sidewalks and gutters, the aesthetics of this section of Stanley Blvd. will improve. I don't know if that is a good thing.
on Aug 4, 2008 at 9:24 am
The east-west-south route past Pleasanton downtown has always been a major regional transportation corridor since the establishment of Pleasanton and Livermore. The sad truth is that there are no roads large enough to handle the modern traffic loads through that area and given the residential makeup of the area along the route, never will be. Believing that cut-through traffic can be eliminated along that route is a pipe-dream.