The Fernside district in Alameda is a mix of charming bungalows and spacious homes built in the 1920’s and 1930’s. It is a much sought after neighborhood by buyers because of its tree lined streets, lovely homes and friendly residents. The district boasts Edison school which is usually ranked in the top three schools in Alameda.
One of the main streets in the Fernside district is Gibbons Drive. Gibbons is a major artery bringing drivers from Oakland through the Fernside district on to Park Street shopping and other points in Alameda.
Fernside district neighbors have been concerned about their children’s safety at the point where Gibbons Drive, Southwood Drive and Northwood Drive intersect near Lincoln Avenue. This intersection is a very spacious site, but cars frequently do not stop for converging traffic and since this intersection is so close to Lincoln Avenue which is frequently used by children going to Edison School, it can be a dangerous area.
The City’s Public Works Department has developed some measures they feel may make the intersections safer and provide the Fernside district with alternative to other less appealing measures. The PWD has proposed what they call an “all-way stop” in the form of a roundabout which will include curb extensions and raised medians.
The Fernside district hearing will be held to discuss the proposal and any other concerns the residence have on Tuesday, February 28 at 7 pm at Edison School, 2700 Buena Vista Avenue. If you are unable to attend the meeting you may submit questions or comments to Alan Ta, City Hall West or by email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be reached by phone at 510-747-7930.
I write a blog about Things to Do in Alameda every Friday. It is all about events for the whole family to enjoy in Alameda. If you like what you see here please visit me again or visit me on Facebook.