By Max Resnick
June 06, 2018
The Sacramento Bee
Caltrans will begin the process of seeking public input on a proposal to improve traffic congestion on Interstate 80 between Solano and Sacramento counties.
The state’s transportation department wants to extend an existing carpool lane at the edge of Solano County through Yolo County and into Sacramento County
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The Environmental Council of Sacramento, a nonprofit whose mission, according to its website, is “to achieve regional and community sustainability and a healthy environment for existing and future residents,” opposes the idea.
The council believes it will actually worsen the traffic situation along the stretch of highway.
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“I like the idea of the bike path,” said Diane Swann, member of Bike Davis. “I don’t care about another HOV lane. I think that you widen the road, you get more cars.”
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Among the topics that could be discussed is whether to turn the lane into a toll lane.
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To learn more about some of the problems caused by widening freeways, please read about our recent lawsuit against Caltrans for their plans to widen Highway 50 with High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes by clicking here.