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Freeway noisy over recently opened trail connection

Original post made on Feb 11, 2013

The recently completed trail connection between Pleasanton and Dublin that passes under I-580 is subject to noise from the overhead freeway that is causing concern.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:22 AM


Posted by Sirena, a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 11, 2013 at 9:05 am

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.

Posted by AnnaS, a resident of Foothill High School
on Feb 11, 2013 at 10:00 am

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.

Posted by Carlos, a resident of Highland Oaks
on Feb 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

$2,400,000 ??????

Posted by Jim, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

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.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Stoneridge
on Feb 11, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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?

Posted by Mike, a resident of Mission Park
on Feb 12, 2013 at 9:30 am

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

Posted by Walkman, a resident of Birdland
on Feb 13, 2013 at 9:50 am

Take your headphones off, pay attention, and stay to the right. You aren't the only one using the trail.

Posted by Curious Freddy, a resident of California Reflections
on Feb 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Mandatory air horns on the handlebars of all bikes might help a bit.

Posted by IJustWorkHere, a resident of Stoneridge
on Feb 13, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Build it... And they will Complain!

Posted by common sense, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2013 at 7:38 pm

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

Posted by Dolores, a resident of Kolb Ranch Estates
on Feb 14, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Obviously they need to relocate the freeways.