Traffic jams, gridlock in Carmel Valley may be the new normal
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#1 Sep 10, 2010
I live in Carmel Valley Village. I also have a retail business in downtown Carmel. I drive Carmel Valley Road at least once a day if not more, each way. What traffic?
#2 Sep 10, 2010
ARE YOU BLIND???? I live in mid valley and to get onto CV rd it sometimes takes up to 10-15 minutes as the traffic in both directions is so heavy..that does not even begin to include the mess at the mouth of CV rd and Hwy 1....WHEN WILL IT END...we do NOT need anymore homes,golf courses etc in CV...I have lived in the same house all my life and have seen our gorgeous valley raped by these GREEDY developers!!
#3 Sep 10, 2010
The sky is falling...LANDWATCH..Stops the lies...
#4 Sep 11, 2010
There seems to be some confusion about how much traffic is actually on Carmel Valley Road. Maybe it's a matter of expectations. Maybe if you've lived in Carmel Valley for a long time, loving the solitude, you expect there will be no traffic, and when there is traffic, it's a real problem. When you've gone to the trouble of moving to an area so you don't have to waste time in traffic, and then find that the area is changing and becoming everything you moved to get away from, that is a serious problem, financial as well as social. On the other end, if everywhere else you go requires waiting at lights for a cycle or more, then Carmel Valley Road can seem like it has very little traffic.
IMO, if traffic on Carmel Valley Road is increased, traffic heading north from the coast will also be impacted, along with tourists impressions of how nice it is to visit Monterey County's coast. I've heard that 4 million people drive down the coast every year, providing jobs and leaving lots of tax dollars behind. It would be nice to know the real impacts.
Will it make it more difficult for tourists to visit the coast? How many tourist serving jobs will be lost if fewer tourists make it down the coast? How many tourist tax dollars will be lost? How many tourist servers will no longer be contributing to our economy? How many homes will be built? Will the property taxes make up the difference in lost tourist taxes? Where will the jobs for the new homeowners come from? If we've lost jobs because of the impact on the tourists, how will having more homes help? How many homes are empty in Monterey County right now? Well, those are my questions anyway.
#5 Sep 15, 2010
No, I'm not blind. I have had family here my whole life and have been in Carmel Valley for over 25 years. You obviously have NIMBS (Not in my backyard syndrome). Just because you are here, you don't want anyone else to be here. Obviously, you are independently wealthy and do not have to work for a living. For those of us who do, we love our locals and our visitors. Did your parents not teach you "how to share?"
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