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City hosts thousands for events over 3 consecutive weekends

Original post made on Apr 4, 2008

When it comes to fun-filled weekends, it doesn't get much better than this. Thousands are descending on Pleasanton for rallies, swim meets, wrestling tournaments and bicycle rides this weekend, with more coming in another week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 4, 2008, 5:52 PM

Comments

Posted by PToWN94566, a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 4, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Swim Meets=annoying.

All those people park on my street and if I leave for whatever reason they park right in front of my house. Leaving me to circle the block just to find a spot. The aquatic center should figure something else parking wise- like having them park at Amador.


Posted by Gatetree Resident, a resident of Amador Valley High School
on Apr 5, 2008 at 5:32 am

We forget "our streets" are public streets. In addition, if most in Pleasanton would clean the crap out of their garages they could use them PLUS their driveways for parking. What a concept!

However, I agree an alternate parking solution needs to be found. Pulling out of Ridgewood onto Black with all the parked cars is a very dangerous proposition. The people/idiots who park on Black and leave drivers side car doors open as they lolly-gag unloading the sidewalk side of their vehicles only compounds the problem.

Anyone ever consider a shuttle from the Fairgrounds?


Posted by Homeowner, a resident of Ironwood
on Apr 5, 2008 at 10:54 am

In general, the city has done a great job organizing and executing these events. It is great that these events are brought to our city, bringing revenue and visibility with them.

I agree it can be annoying to have folks parked up and down your street. Maybe you can park in your garage and driveway? That should hold 4 cars.


Posted by Been there, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 6, 2008 at 7:46 am

Having a shuttle from the Fairgrounds is not a good solution. Swimmers and their families carry a lot of stuff since the meets are an all day event. A better solution is to use the Amador parking. In San Ramon, we have to use the Cal High parking during swim meets, since there is a "parking permit" restriction - no parking in front of residences if you do not have a permit (which only the residents can obtain). The Cal High parking is sufficient (San Ramon has hosted big meets too), so the Amador parking should be sufficient as well (between Amador and the Harvest Park parking lot, that should do it - maybe even use the few spaces at Alisal). Hosting a meet is good for the team and the city businesses, and after all, it does not happen that often. People who live by an aquatic center or school should have known about potential traffic and parking issues when they bought their house, so no surprises there.


Posted by 5.0, a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Apr 6, 2008 at 9:29 pm

I think a shuttle from the fair grounds for the swim meet is a GREAT idea, there are some people parking as far as 1.5 mile from the swimming pool. and they don' care if they are blocking 1/2 your driveway (like the guy I had towed!)and they don't need half the garbage they think they need. Hey aren't these kids suppose to be in school on Thursday and Friday anyway, didn't know swimming can pay bills.