Truly depressing what’s going on in Fresno:
Homeowners be forewarned. If your residential street becomes a popular cut-through route, and you are in search of measures to calm the traffic (like a traffic circle), be wary. Your city might take the Fresno approach and solve the problem by simply removing the residents. Mustn’t let silly homes slow down the traffic.
James Sinclair misses the punchline: Peach Avenue is a designated “Scenic Arterial Street” in the 2025 Master Plan.
And even worse: Funds for this insane project aren’t coming from Federal stimulus dollars. It is being paid for by the State of California and Fresno County. Here we are in the middle of a major budget crisis. Police and teachers being laid off, and billions of cuts to higher education — but the zombie road widening projects just keep right on going.