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To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Friday, May 29, 2015

Opponents of the 710 freeway extension offer new alternatives to the tunnel plan

http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2015/05/29/43046/opponents-of-the-710-freeway-extension-offer-new-a/

By Air Talk, May 29, 2015

 

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Improving public transportation, surface streets and increasing bicycle lanes were proposed by opponents of the 710 freeway extension this week. 

 

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Opponents of the 710 freeway extension presented alternatives to the $5.6 billion tunneling plan this week, proposing better public transportation, improving surface streets and increasing bicycle lanes. 

The 710 was created to get motorists more efficiently from Long Beach to Pasadena through the heart of Los Angeles County.  In 2013, officials narrowed options to five rail and roadway plans, one of which was a tunnel between Alhambra and South Pasadena. However, this week a community group submitted a new set of ideas, focused primarily on public transportation.

Is improved public transportation a better alternative to the tunnel plan? Which freeway plan are you in favor of?

Guests:

Marina Khubesrian, M.D., vice chair of Beyond the 710, the coalition that proposed the 710 alternative. She is also a member of the South Pasadena City Council.

Steve Placido, D.D.S., Council member, City of Alhambra.