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Afternoon I-680 commute toward Pleasanton ranks as 4th-worst in Bay Area

Original post made on Oct 30, 2018

The Interstate 680 commute across the Sunol Grade ranked as the fourth-worst Bay Area commute in 2017 for the second year in a row, according to the annual most-congested list compiled by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 29, 2018, 3:57 PM

Comments (15)

Posted by HUH
a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 30, 2018 at 10:41 pm

"Bay Area drivers faced an average of 3.6 minutes of congested delay last year"

Are they trying to pat themselves on the back? Where do they come up with this stuff? I experience 45 minutes of delay each way to work.

Posted by Pleasanton resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 31, 2018 at 9:16 am

The new commute lane has made traffic a mess!!! Accidents every week.
Everyone on their phone, people rear-ended all the time!!!
People jumping in and out of the commute lane to pass people.
This area has really changed for the worse.

Posted by Kris
a resident of Amador Estates
on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:37 pm

What a funny headline....Like we don't already know this....I remember specifically thinking back in the 70's, that one day we would be like L.A. We are getting close folks, makes me sad.... :(

Posted by Robert Adam
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 31, 2018 at 11:22 pm

It's simply the way it is. Get books-on-tape or a Hoopla or Audible subscription. You'll be home before you know it.

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Nov 1, 2018 at 8:18 am

DKHSK is a registered user.

"3.6 minutes of delay"?

Only if they included kids in the equation.

Try commuting anywhere to silicon valley between the hours of 7am-10am and back from 2:30pm-7pm.

3.6 minutes is a lie, straight up.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 1, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Seems to me there is big rig turned over on one of the freeways everyday of the week. During the lunch hour I came up the 880 north to Auto Mall Parkway from San Jose. There are two big rigs turned over, one at Dickson landing, the other at Mission.

Posted by Pleasanton resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2018 at 2:38 pm

Used to be a nice quant place to live. not any more. freeways a mess. Accidents every day. People who don't know how to drive or are on the phone. Not to mention the people begging for money with their signs on the freeway exits and in town. yuck.

Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 2, 2018 at 9:37 pm

I experience at least 3.6 minutes of delay everyday on Santa Rita. I KNOW I-680 is at least 10 times worse. Not sure where their data comes from.

It is tough when most of your decision making on whether to go somewhere is based on traffic.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 3, 2018 at 8:58 am

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The gridlock and panhandling is out of control - i commute through fremont and its a disaster. Motorcycles are now regularly splitting all lanes, not just the left. Cars coming to a full stop at the last min on an offramp to merge in while cars existing slam on brakes.

....wheres all that tax money going? Definitely not back to the people in the form of infrastructure improvements

Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Nov 3, 2018 at 9:20 am

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This is the government that over 50% of the state has been electing for some time now.

NOTHING is ever improved because if it was, there'd be no reason to continue sucking our taxes and spending it in other ways, which is EXACTLY what is happening.

But, over half of you reading and commenting on this report will continue to vote for the same politicians who will continue to feed you the same lines and take all our taxes to do NOTHING to fix this quality-of-life issue.

So utterly predictable.

Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 3, 2018 at 2:41 pm

What a bunch of morons, what did that study cost us taxpayers?? What does the Rohnert Park city councilman know about traffic here, he should try driving around here at “prime time “ what a cluster. Multiple wrecks everyday, cut-thru traffic with plenty of bad drivers to keep it interesting around here, kind of like playing Russian Roulette with vehicles on our city streets. More stop signs, red light cameras and speed bumps please.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 3, 2018 at 7:28 pm

There was the drunk driver that crashed and shut down north bound I-880 at three O'clock in the morning Saturday, it took eight plus hours to get the I-880 reopened for traffic.

Drunk driving and distracted driving is an epidemic in the bay area. There is no way to address it, no way to prevent it, no way to stop it.

Posted by Help
a resident of Foothill High School
on Nov 3, 2018 at 11:15 pm

Four words: 580W to 680S Flyover!!!

Posted by Tom F
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 4, 2018 at 7:42 am

3.6 minutes delay? hahahahahaha Where the hell come up with this figure? It takes damn near 20 minutes just to get to 680 from the downtown area at 9am. First St. is a parking lot. It's unreal. That traffic nightmare could be relieved by metering the west bound stop lights at Valley and the quarry on Stanley. Say 5-10 minutes red, then one minute green to stem the flow of traffic on First St. This would also discourage the cut through traffic coming from 580 and keep them on 580 to the 680 interchange.

Posted by Flightops
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 15, 2018 at 5:27 pm

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It seems like the traffic lights are timed to encourage cut thru commuters, shorten up the timing on those long green lights, add more stop signs and traffic lights on Bernal, Valley and 1st st, add red light cameras, drop Santa Rita speed limits to 35mph from 45mph and increase traffic enforcement during commute times. Let’s take back our streets!!

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