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on Feb 11, 2013
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My husband and I walked the trail on Saturaday,which is busier than the weekdays. I didn't noticed any noise from traffic. Bike riders were very polite. We walked together so bikes could pass us. I think everyone walking should have common sense and share the trail. It seems lately you need to label or have signs about everything for the people who can't think.... Only problem that I saw was one person on a cell phone for the at least 10 min. not paying attention to her surrondings. It seems now a days people make a big deal out of nothing. Excellent job on the trail.
Noise from the highway and bikers who have to share the trail with runners and walkers are not the main problem of the Pleasanton to Dublin trail. The main problem of this trail is the extremely strong odor from the wastewater treatment plant. This is a problem for the city to take care of. Bikers, runners and walkers can handle the accident-free traffic on the trail without the city babysitting their moves.
The connection trail is wonderful - I run on it twice a week. Noise and odor are not a problem. Thank you EBRP, Pleasanton and Dublin for the connector on the Alamo Canal Trail.
I really hope they don't think bicyclists pay attention to posted speed limits on a trail. Can you really tell if you're exceeding 25mph on a bike?
Not that bicyclists would be reckless, but bikes generally don't come with a spedometer, do they?
The speed limit on the entire length of the Iron Horse Trail (and all East Bay Regional Parks trails) is 15 MPH.
The project took 12 years and was funded partly by Measure B. See - Web Link - for the history:
A complete funding report for Bay Area Transit projects is at: Web Link
Take your headphones off, pay attention, and stay to the right. You aren't the only one using the trail.
Mandatory air horns on the handlebars of all bikes might help a bit.
Build it... And they will Complain!
It is responsibility of the bicyclists to see that no pedestrian is hit, if they do, SUE EM!! LOL. Don't waste any money on this non-issue
Obviously they need to relocate the freeways.