On the plus side, downtown Boulder Creek had new street lights installed this year. On the minus side, traffic on Graham Hill, Mount Hermon, and Highway 9 was terrible last summer. Caltrans, the San Lorenzo Valley Water District, and PG&E were completing infrastructure projects at the same time, projects that – as beneficial as they are for the community – caused daily frustration for drivers. I am working to avoid any more “perfect storms” of traffic projects in the future.
Work has started to develop a master plan for the Highway 9 corridor through San Lorenzo Valley. If approved for funding next spring, the plan will evaluate pedestrian, bicycle, transit, and automobile needs between Felton and Boulder Creek and will make San Lorenzo Valley infrastructure projects more competitive for funding.