Burlingame's El Camino Real Roadway Renewal Project Is A Cautionary Tale In White Environmentalism
Emily Beach & Michael Brownrigg courted concerns about Eucalyptus preservation over the needs of transit reliant communities & vulnerable road users. But the trees are coming out anyway.
🚨🚨🚨Today is the last day to send in a public comment to Caltrans demanding safe bicycle infrastructure and a dedicated bus lane be studied and included in the outcome of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape El Camino Real in Burlingame. Use this template to send a public comment with a few clicks. If the August 2nd deadline has passed, send an email anyway, and also sign this petition.
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Folks who are sad about the Eucalyptus will continue on with no material change to their basic needs being met day to day, but transit reliant communities and other multi-modal groups will continue to be forced into a losing position when they use El Camino Real in Burlingame.
If you need context on the ECR Roadway Renewal Project you can search the SMDJ with a few keywords and find plenty of nimby-leaning coverage on this topic spanning back literally at least five years. Or you could be cool and sensible and read this site, or this blog post.