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City Council OKs portion of Old Vineyard Avenue trail

Original post made on May 17, 2017

The Pleasanton City Council voted Tuesday night to approve moving forward with the nearly mile-long center section of the long-planned Old Vineyard Avenue trail in the northeastern part of the city.

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Posted by truewest
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm

What are the concerns about neighborhood "impacts" voiced by Machado Place residents? Is this simply NIMBYism?

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Posted by Jeremy Walsh, editor
associate editor
on May 18, 2017 at 12:58 pm

Jeremy Walsh, editor is a registered user.

Thanks for the question, truewest.
The resident comments focused on having Machado Place closed between Heinz Ranch Court/Mingoia Street and Foley Road, meaning people who live in homes to the northeast would use Mingoia to Safreno Way to get to Vineyard Avenue rather than Heinz Ranch to Machado Place (and thus drive through that neighborhood to the northwest, creating new vehicle traffic there).
Some residents asked the city to consider keeping that block-long section of Machado open to one-way traffic north/east bound -- so it would be half trail, half one-way road. Sounds like the Planning Commission may consider that option, along with others, down the line once devised by city staff.

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Posted by local
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on May 18, 2017 at 1:38 pm

I don't see how it can fit and be safe to have half the road be a trail and the other half being for automobiles. The area was well designed for traffic to get in and out without having to drive on the trail. None of these neighborhoods have through traffic so traffic cannot be the issue. If the school is built out there, more people will be using that trail, including students, and having autos on that will be real dangerous.

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on May 18, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Leaving machado open to one way traffic was not part of the original plan, bad idea to share the trail with vehicles, it may take a couple extra minutes to get to Starbucks but much safer for everyone, stick with the plan!!

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Posted by Member
a resident of Ruby Hill
on May 20, 2017 at 4:23 pm

Old Vineyard Avenue Trail was promised to the people of Pleasanton 18 years ago. In 2003, when New Vineyard Avenue was opened, Old Vineyard Avenue should have been closed to vehicular tragic according to the specific plan. The City of Pleasanton should take immediate action and close Old Vineyard Ave as defined by the specific plan, not part of it but ALL of it. Pleasanton has enough cars and roads.

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