Workshop on Dangerous Crow Canyon Road Tonight

The public workshop meeting is tonight in Castro Valley.

Alameda County is hosting a public meeting workshop in Castro Valley tonight on the dangerous stretch of Crow Canyon Road from San Ramon to Castro Valley, the Contra Costa Times reports.

The meeting will be held at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley and will start at 6 p.m.

The workshop will help Alameda County in a study to determined the safety needs of motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.

A second meeting is planned for the spring.

Do you think Crow Canyon Road from San Ramon to Castro Valley is too dangerous? Do you have suggestions on how to solve the issue? Tell us in the comments section.

Scott MacLean February 13, 2013 at 10:40 PM
No. The road is fine, the drivers are who make it dangerous. It's a 50mph zone and people are going 30mph so blind corner closing speeds are high. The residents on Crow Canyon know that they have to move when they merge, it's the infrequent drivers who don't pay attention to how high the speed limit is who cause most of the problems. The slow drivers also cause the passing section to be much faster as large clumps of traffic try to get around a couple slow movers. If everyone drive the posted limit or close to it then there would be less traffic and fewer accidents.
Juli Fountain February 14, 2013 at 07:24 PM
The speed limit it too fast. For those of us who live along the road, getting in/out of our driveway or walking along the road to visit a neighbor has become a safety hazard. People drive over the posted limit and that limit isn't limited enough. For those who want to drive faster, the freeway is a better alternative.
Scott MacLean February 19, 2013 at 05:38 PM
People going above the posted limit might be a problem, but doesn't mean you need a lower limit. The road speed limit hasn't changed up since you moved in right? Did you not see the limit signs when you were looking to move there? That road is not the same as a suburban neighborhood with stop signs every block and sidewalks, it's a back country road. Just to clarify, you are suggesting people drive 14 miles in freeway traffic rather than the 8 miles down crow canyon? Why not have a meeting to get sidewalks added you the road? Or wide shoulder you can walk on and pull out onto out of your driveway? Why make your decision on where to live slow everyone else down? Speed limits are set based on several factors including speed surveys and there is plenty of evidence that setting speed limits artificially low increases accident rates not lowers them.
Janice P Ellis February 20, 2013 at 01:17 AM
The single must dangerous problem I've found on the San Ramon to Castro Valley section of Crow Canyon Road is drivers veering over the double yellow lines into oncoming traffic. Several weeks ago, I came around one of the blindest of blind curves on this section of road, only to be met by a dump truck-like vehicle that was over the double yellow line. To my right was a mountain, so I didn't have many options there. At some point, I'm just going to give up trying to use this road for commuting and take the long way home. It will add 10+ miles a day to my commute, but, at least I won't have to worry about being involved in a head on collision. I really feel for the residents who live on this stretch of road. I'm sure when many of them first moved there, Crow Canyon was just a sleepy country road. Personally, I wouldn't live in a house on this stretch of road if they gave it to me.


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