A third and final public meeting on the future of the Alpine Road corridor as it passes the unincorporated communities of Stanford Weekend Acres and Ladera is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Woodland School at 360 La Cuesta Drive in Ladera.
The San Mateo County Public Works Department sponsors these meetings. The meetings are run by a facilitator and present the county's proposed options to address congestion on the road.
Alpine was once a two-lane curving byway. It's still two lanes and curving, but has become an expressway twice every weekday, with 25,000 drivers speeding by and making life miserable for Weekend Acres residents who want to enter or leave their neighborhood.
Meanwhile in Ladera, when traffic is heavy, it creates danger for cross traffic leaving the neighborhood via the intersections of La Mesa and La Cuesta drives.
Previous meetings have been tightly structured, largely limiting public comment to questions from individuals in small groups.
Participants are encouraged to express their opinions on proposed options to address congestion by pasting colored adhesive dots on trouble spots on corridor maps. For example, a green dot would indicate a positive opinion whereas a red one would indicate a negative view.