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Niles Canyon II Open House Meetings

Please find below a cut-and-paste from Caltrans’ invitation to its Open House Meetings regarding Phase II.  Don’t forget to submit your comments to NilesCanyonProjects@dot.ca.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2011. We are inviting you to attend one of … Continue reading

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Please Attend Injunction Hearing on Thursday, 6/23/2011

The restraining order currently in effect to prevent Caltrans from starting construction on Phase I of the Niles Canyon Widening Project expires this Thursday (June 23, 2011). At 9:00 a.m. (yes, this is a change from what we posted earlier) … Continue reading

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We’re Challenging Phase I, and Your Comments are Needed for Phase II

OPPOSITION TO PHASE I Construction is slated to begin on Phase I next month; but it is not going unchallenged.  The Alameda Creek Alliance has hired an attorney, who has sent a letter to Caltrans outlining why Phase I of … Continue reading

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Trucks on Niles Canyon Road

Last February, the City of Fremont approved funds to explore banning trucks on Niles Canyon Road.  As you may recall, trucks account for 2.5 percent of the traffic, but are involved in 38% of the collisions on Niles Canyon Road.  … Continue reading

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Niles Canyon Road Is Safer Than Average

Caltrans wants to spend $75.9 million on a “safety” project to widen Niles Canyon Road, even though data indicates that the road is already safer than average.  To make its case, Caltrans is presenting misleading arguments to the public. The … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Stop Caltrans from Destroying Trout Habitat in Alameda Creek

Please contact your legislators immediately to request they stop Caltrans from any further destruction of trout habitat along Alameda Creek in Niles Canyon. Despite assuring the public last month there would be no more tree cutting until another public meeting … Continue reading

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