Monday, July 15, 2013
Riverside & Fletcher Drives: What Kept Traffic Moving On Surface Streets During The Monday Morning, Post-Tanker Fire Commute?
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 15, 2013, 9:48 AM. Traffic officers directing traffic at every intersection on Fletcher, as far as I could see into Atwater. (Click on photos to enlarge.)
There may have been a lot of traffic on our surface streets, but it was not as chaotic and hostile as it was over the weekend. I also think commuters were smart enough to take alternate routes where possible & leave extra early or later for work.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 15, 2013. There were 2 traffic officers keeping things moving on Fletcher & Riverside. I've seen a lot of traffic at this intersection (yes, after 9 AM) & this was amazing.
Today also proved why Riverside Drive is a designated "secondary highway." There is no way it will ever go on a "road diet." This is the second time this year the 5 Freeway has been closed during the morning commute.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 15, 2013. While the traffic was much heavier than usual on Riverside Drive in front of Allesandro Elementary School, it kept moving. I also noticed roving traffic officers checking side streets like Gilroy & Newell (potential cut-through intersections) in our corridor.
Kudos to City Councilmembers Mitch O'Farrell (CD13) & Tom LaBonge (CD4) for ensuring enough City workers on hand to keep traffic flowing through our major streets and not through the residential neighborhoods.