Ronald Hopkins: Traffic issue and overdevelopment

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Last update: Monday, November 28th, 2016

This rebuke of the recent traffic study to do with major intersections throughout Santa Clarita (“City responds, rebukes study” published Nov. 25 in The Signal) is nothing more than sweeping this traffic issue under the carpet.

Everywhere you go throughout the SCV, there is traffic everywhere. Any major intersection that you go to, you always encounter lines of traffic coming from all directions.

This is indicative of the Santa Clarita Valley being overcrowded as it is. Better, more of a control of any future development should be studied to keep this overcrowding in check.

Accidents are bound to keep happening with this heavy traffic remaining unchecked.

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Ronald Hopkins: Traffic issue and overdevelopment

This rebuke of the recent traffic study to do with major intersections throughout Santa Clarita (“City responds, rebukes study” published Nov. 25 in The Signal) is nothing more than sweeping this traffic issue under the carpet.

Everywhere you go throughout the SCV, there is traffic everywhere. Any major intersection that you go to, you always encounter lines of traffic coming from all directions.

This is indicative of the Santa Clarita Valley being overcrowded as it is. Better, more of a control of any future development should be studied to keep this overcrowding in check.

Accidents are bound to keep happening with this heavy traffic remaining unchecked.

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  • phil ellis

    Ron, now you know I felt about the building of Stevenson Ranch, which, by the way, is not in the City of Santa Clarita, but certainly has an impact on it.

  • Bobs R

    I agree traffic is bad, lights are not timed well, and I am against more development, at least until they address the traffic issue more completely.

    That said, I will say this: morning traffic was getting real bad. When I drop my wife off at work, 4 miles from our home, it was taking 25-30 minutes to get there. that is unacceptable. One particular intersection was causing it. There was little cross traffic, yet the light switched between red and green both ways for the same duration. The backup on McBean was about 3-4 blocks, and it took on average 8 light changes to get through.

    Finally I complained to the City. A week later I got an email saying they adjusted the timing of the light. Since then, there is no traffic at that intersection., and it reduced my drive by 10-15 minutes

    No doubt it is a complicated process, and it is currently not working well. But at least for me I feel like they are trying.

  • robert stauffer

    Higher density development is a developers dream. Enter the concept of ‘Sustainability’.

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