Fremont to close portion of Morrison Canyon Road over safety concerns

Morrison Canyon closure: On Tuesday June 19, the Fremont Council authorized the closure of the mid-section of Morrison Canyon to vehicular traffic due to safety concerns.

This was a terrific example of our Fremont Public Works Department and our City Traffic Engineers listening to the concerns of residents. And a terrific example of a community engaged and mobilized reaching out to our City.

I was honored In January to be invited to a community meeting at the home of Moina Shaiq where more than 30 of her neighbors joined us to share their concerns with traffic on Morrison Canyon, including speeding, and resident cut-through between Mission Blvd., Niles Canyon and 680 (photo below).

At the Council meeting I shared my own very different experience of Morrison Canyon. I ran cross-country at Washington High School in the late 70's. Our training included running up (and down) Morrison Canyon - twice!

Read the article in the East Bay Times: Fremont to close portion of Morrison Canyon Road over safety concerns.

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