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Pleasanton Weekly

Column - August 3, 2012

'Calming' traffic and those who complain

by Jeb Bing

Two once-quiet streets in upper Vintage Hills have turned into more heavily traveled thoroughfares for commuters and parents driving their children to Vintage Hills Elementary School, adding thousands of cars to those streets each week and posing a headache for neighborhood residents and a dilemma for Pleasanton traffic engineers. Last week, more than 100 of those neighbors joined Joshua Pack, the city's senior transportation engineer, at a so-called "Traffic Calming" meeting in City Hall. The speakers, and there were scores of them, were calmer than the traffic they came to complain about, but not by much.

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