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Thank you Placerville. Safer pedestrian crossings on Broadway will be wonderful. We will be able to park only once and walk to several different stores. The better walking connections will also make it easier to use El Dorado Transit.
Rather than sticking to methods with which everyone is familiar, Placerville’s staff and City Council have shown professionalism and leadership by staying up to date with current data and research. In addition to the pedestrian improvements on Broadway, Placerville has proposed roundabouts, which have been shown to provide significant safety benefits, as well as improving traffic flow and reducing vehicle emissions. While using prudence and current information, Placerville’s staff and City Council still retain the trailblazing spirit of our pioneer settlers.
Placerville’s place in the development of transportation has shaped our history. Placerville was a western terminus first for the Overland Trail, and then for Comstock Lode shipments. Placerville was on the Pony Express Route, and the first transcontinental highway, the Lincoln Highway. Studebaker’s automobiles benefited from the wheelbarrows that he built in Placerville. Let’s honor our history by continuing to embrace advances in transportation.