Save all of our streets

By From page A6 | March 12, 2014

Does the City of Davis realize that grass is growing in the many cracks in the pavement of Covell Boulevard? Where will the funds come from to repair this busy thoroughfare and other deteriorating streets?

In contrast to this neglect, the city has been pursuing a boondoggle road diet on Fifth Street, turning it from two lanes to one lane in each direction. Even before the completion of the project, the traffic jams already on Fifth Street for drivers and emergency vehicles — police, fire and ambulances — are a mess.

Both the main fire station and the police station are located on Fifth Street. With only one lane in each direction on Fifth Street between A and L streets, the accident rate will climb. Bikers, pedestrians and drivers will be less safe. Traffic will increase on alternative routes, Eighth Street and grassy Covell Boulevard.

When will the city of Davis pay attention to the problems of Covell Boulevard and other streets?

Sandra Sokolow

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