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At last, Pleasanton to complete Iron Horse Trail

Original post made on Feb 27, 2011

The Pleasanton City Council is expected to ratify the EBRPD Master Plan for the permanent alignment of the Iron Horse Trail through the Hacienda Business Park Tuesday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, February 27, 2011, 7:56 AM

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Posted by Tennessee Jed
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Feb 27, 2011 at 8:15 am

This is really good news, as I am a avid bicycle rider. Mind you, I am not a hard-core kind of rider, I am more like that shirtless shoeless bicycle rider guy that we all used to see in Pleasanton. A comfort bike, a little music and a cold drink is all I need out there peddling around. Having the trail completed all the way north to Martinez will make for an exciting ride.

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Posted by LUgnut
a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on Feb 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Can the city afford this? We arelinda tigh with money right now, lower revenue coming into the city. Or is it all about "ME"? Lord knows there are plenty of people who will be using it as they are out of a job, etc., etc.

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Posted by LUgnut
a resident of Castlewood Heights
on Feb 27, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Pardon, reread article and see the $4 Million Regional grants but still feel we cannot afford this right now. Does the $4 Million cover it all?

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Posted by Jobs...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 27, 2011 at 9:47 pm

I understand when people's first instinct is "we can't afford this now, with so many people out of work!!", but if you stop and think, these projects do provide many local jobs...

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Posted by Pleasanton biker
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 28, 2011 at 8:23 am

Does anyone know where the public can view the proposed Pleasanton trail? Is it online? The article mentions a 150 page report, but doesn't say where it can be viewed.

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Posted by Tennessee Jed
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Feb 28, 2011 at 8:56 am

here's a couple I found:
Web Link

Web Link

I have seen others on east bay regional parks website

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Posted by Tennessee Jed
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Feb 28, 2011 at 9:06 am

here's a good one, scroll down to the "I" section for the iron house trail

Web Link

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Posted by Tennessee Jed
a resident of Jensen Tract
on Feb 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

and the mother-load of info on the iron horse trail

Web Link

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 1, 2011 at 8:12 am

Where are the kids for this new housing going to attend school? With the pressure on school budgets already - how can our district afford to add hundreds of students?

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Posted by Enough
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Mar 1, 2011 at 8:43 am

Good point Mike, just where are all the kids packed in low income apts going to school...right across Valley no doubt.. we know it wouldn't be Mohr, since that's a 'protected group'. Trail is OK with me, but I guess the city has decided to continue to dump on the Valley-Santa Rita area. Apparently they think they haven't screwed up life along Valley they want to load up 3 of these low-income projects in our neighborhoods.... Gov Brown's lawsuit was against all of Pleasanton, not all people in the Valley - Santa Rita area ! ! I think it's time for our own lawsuit...against a council that always pick Valley-Santa Rita as their dumpster !..nothing fair about that. Many low income around Wal Mart got sent to Alisal....bypassing elite, protected Mohr. Keep looking. Valley last on the list ! !

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Posted by Lucy
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 1, 2011 at 8:50 am

Do we really need more low income housing?

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Posted by Concerned Californian
a resident of Valley Trails
on Mar 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm


To answer your question about schools - they will be overcrowded and need portables; and multiple lunch periods. It will be miserable for the kids who go there, and decrease property values of all the homes in the affected districts. The developers and Urban Crapitat will hire consultants to understate the impact to schools so the developers have to pay the lowest impact fees possible to the school district (if any at all). That's what happens when city council is in the pocket of developers. You just need to look at Castro Valley or San Leandro for proof that this is the M.O.

If our esteemed city council members had school-age children and lived in the affected neighborhoods, they wouldn't vote for this.

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Posted by Nosy Neighbors
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm

No, we don't need this. If the citizenry would only put as much pressure on the planning commission & city hall as we've managed to do for defeating building homes on "our ridges" we could see to it that not one brick gets laid for the benefit of the Urban Habitat vultures.

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