Longtime Moragans who use Rheem Boulevard regularly have noted some odd markings – eerily similar to the profile of a car parked in parallel – on both sides of lower Rheem in recent days.
NEWS24/680 started getting the “what’s up with the stripes?” queries a couple of weeks ago and we can report that city leaders have given the go-ahead to the design phase of a plan to bring on-street parking to both sides of the road from 335 Rheem Boulevard – site of the town’s new council chambers – down to Center Street.
Additional parking may make sense, particularly in an area of town where it is in short supply, but this being Moraga and all people have expressed concern with what opening the boulevard to parking will do to traffic flow – particularly as folks already back up in the left hand turn lane of the boulevard waiting to make the left onto Moraga Road.
In any case the plan appears to be moving ahead, and may give some relief to townspeople who turn out for council meetings and other civic gatherings in the future.
What it does to traffic in the area has yet to be discussed. Any thoughts?