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March 12, 2023


Handle Bard

You missed the #1 reason citations are down in town:
The road surface on El Camino.

Speeding is down but dodging in and out of lanes to avoid potholes is UP UP.

And it ain't because of the trees, my friend.

hollyroller@ gmail.com

Well, what is it?


Between worrying about a Euci falling and potholes on El Camino I have avoided it during this winter.

Did anyone hear about the 85 foot Euci falling and practically destroying the vintage Trocadero building in Stern Grove??

As far as US 101 after the hassle and expense of having to replace a tire damaged by a pothole I now drive like I am on a obstacle course to be able to spot and weave around the constantly new potholes between here and Redwood Ciry

Jennifer Pfaff

How about all the projects throughout the city?

Lots of infrastructure (both above, and below the ground) and apartment buildings being worked on. Curiously, this may also function as "traffic calming"...

Anyone living on the southend knows the challenges of driving around construction sites. This started during the pandemic, and continues. On El Camino, there has been some kind of pipe-laying project going on for at least a year or two, that typically blocks the slow-lane in several sections.

So people are finding new ways (detours) to get around town where they are not so familiar. And though they have to go slower through the project areas, then many seem to get very aggressive, and gun it, once out of those zones.

And on that, I agree with Joe, people seem to have lost their skills behind the wheel, (both technically, and etiquette-related) ; it's tough out there for pedestrians, they need a third eye.


Let's not forget that Uber, Uber Eats, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub and whatever other get it to me quickly service is out there is speeding along until they stop wherever they feel like it. I had a Lyft driver tell me that the cops cut them slack if they stop them as long as they haven't been drinking. Seriously.

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