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By: msetty

Tue, 01 May 2007 03:17:24 +0000

There was also an evening Giants baseball game tonight (Monday the 30th). This typically adds 400-500 passengers to the daily Baylink ferry loads.



By: The Antiplanner

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 21:43:21 +0000

MSetty asked me to add: RE: the falling freeway--which is EB from Bay Bridge to MacArthur Freeway, I-580 and State 24, and SB connector from I-80 to I-880. Open in opposite direction on these links, and all other connectors. According to the real time monitors, traffic congestion seems about average, probably because a lot of people stayed home or took transit earlier or later than usual peaks. Not clear exactly...the traffic congestion shown around 2:00 p.m. today at baytrafficmap is pretty much the norm... So far ridership on the Vallejo Ferry is up about 50%, which is remarkable for (1) the fact ferry parking was full BEFORE this incident; and (2) travel to S.F. is still passable along I-80 from Vallejo, Richmond, Berkeley and Emeryville to S.F. That 1:00 p.m. trip is probably joy riders--since rides are free today only--I was tempted myself except I have time-constrained work to do! 



By: JimKarlock

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 19:47:50 +0000

Looking at the pictures, that was a very ideal location to close several freeways. I wonder who the driver will turn out to be. Thanks JK



By: msetty

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 17:43:45 +0000

As of 10:00 a.m., few traffic snarls or transit overloads. People clearly are flexible and adjust to conditions, whether via road or transit. See S.F. Gate article.