(Photo: Big trucks significantly slow traffic on Hwy 92 during commute hours.)
The Devilâs Slide âcommute disasterâ? has been added to the Metropolitan Transportation Commissionâs (MTC)âs 511 Driving Times service (found online at. http://www.511.org).
Thanks to Commissioner Sue Lempert, MTC Commissioner, for focussing on the forlorn Coastside commuter’s plight. Sue Lempert is also the mother of Ted Lempert, President of Children Now, an advocacy group based in Oakland, and, who, when Ted was an assemblyman introduced the Devilâs Slide tunnel legislation.
Visit http://www.511.org and youâll find a Bay Area map– click on our neck of the woods, and youâll be able to see if thereâs congestion and whereâand you can actually view traffic on Highway 1/92 via a remote cameraâwhich is great if youâre at home but not so great if youâre on Highway 1 or 92 and an accident occurs. Itâs especially dangerous if youâre locked in on the hill.
Commisioner Lempert, thank you very much–but how about signs on highways 1 and 92? Up-to-the-minute signs? Iâve seen these signs on 92, east of 280.
Not everybody carries a computer in the car, or a mobile phone. If thereâs an accident that will cause a delay it would be helpful for the commuter to have that information so that he/she can make the decision to wait for the accident to be cleared up or go back home where they can be productive.
BELOW: TELL THEM HOW YOU FEEL
To reach Ted Lempert at Children Now, here’s the info:
1212 Broadway, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
1127 Eleventh Street, Suite 452
Sacramento, CA 95814
Email: [email protected]
Here’s how to contact Commissioner Sue Lempert
Representing Cities of San Mateo County
Former Mayor and Councilmember, City of San Mateo
365 Virginia Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402