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crossing el camino real

From: domainremoved <Henry>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:34:21 -0800

Honorable Council Members,

One of the gaps in the ECR/DSP that we recognized two years ago was east-west connectivity. In the 2012 discussions (and again in later review) PC noted that east-west connectivity was not usefully defined at El Camino.

About ten years ago a resident suggested that the city build a pedestrian bridge; this didn't get much attention at that time; we have come a long way since then. A relatively simple bridge across ECR - two elevators and a walkway - could be designed to compliment our downtown, even if we have to wait for land on the west side to become available. One has to start somewhere.

I suggest that a bridge is an investment in our town that we should seriously consider - imagine one at Santa Cruz, one at Middle, or both. As inspiration, I'm attaching some images of road crossings. Hope you will consider the idea in the future.

Cheers,

Henry

p.s. for (very rough) context, one source (SRTS) estimates a bridge over an arterial at between $400,000 and $4,000,000 complete. Pre-fab (pretty basic) bridges range up to $2,000 per foot for 100' crossings, i.e. $200,000, not counting $100,000 each for two elevators.


Received on Mon Dec 15 2014 - 21:29:13 PST

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