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Moraga Considers Lights at Busy Crosswalks

Moraga Road improvements on the agenda of Moraga Town Council meeting tonight.

The town of Moraga is making strides on a couple of Moraga Road crosswalk improvements.

This week, the dicey street crossing at Moraga and Corliss Drive got a newly painted, more visible crosswalk.

For that crosswalk and the one at Moraga Road and Woodford Drive (near Campolindo High), the council meets tonight (Wednesday) to discuss a proposal to supplement improvements at both intersections with solar-powered, off-grid streetlights. Public Works Director Edric Kwan, in a staff report for the council meeting, estimates energy savings of $360 per streetlight per year. The staff report accompanies this article as a PDF.

The Moraga Town Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School Auditorium, 1010 Camino Pablo.

The original project included in-pavement, pedestrian-activated, flashing warning lights in the crosswalks, but that ambitious effort was removed after input from the public last year.

Jose October 25, 2012 at 12:34 AM
I hope they are not done. The distinctive markings were nearly invisible to me as I approached, due to the angle of the roadway, until I was very close to it. Effective lighting would be a big help.
Frozen Waffles October 25, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Or people could use their brain when driving and this would be unnecessary.
TMoraga October 25, 2012 at 06:10 PM
LOL - that appears to be an issue in many places whats even more laughable is that many are neighbors speeding and driving stupid and its not like we don't know who those people are. Rimer and Tharp Dr are major routes for kids walking and riding bikes with a large portion lacking sidewalks don't even get me started on the stupid driving I see on those streets by PARENTS! I hope something is done before my preschool age kids are out on the street walking to friends houses or riding bikes. So who's kid gets to eat 4000lbs of vehicle before actions are taken to reduce speeds and prevent cars from crowding the curb ie force drivers to give pedestrians in a residential area room to walk etc?
Fritz 'Congodog' Stoop November 01, 2012 at 02:09 AM
I saw one the other morning, a 98-pound mom barely visible behind the wheel of a 3 ton Escalade, screaming at the primary schooler while twisted to the rear to wipe some regurg off the maw of an infant. The havoc she could have wrought. I considered a citizen's arrest, but I think she could've taken me. The profusion of these gas guzzling behemoths is so thick at the curbs near our Camino Pablo School most mornings, it resembles the mothball fleet at its peak.
Andrew November 16, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I know, I know. Let's take the MTC approach and fund yet another $40,000 "study" about the grid on crosswalks.

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