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Internal Traffic Study Recommendations Would Severely Impact Neighborhood Road Safety & Midcoast Traffic

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July 25, 2018


An internal traffic study by Kittelson & Associates, MidPen’s traffic consultants, reveals several alarming details and recommendations which would severely impact traffic and neighborhood safety. Some of these recommendations include:

  • Carlos Street at HWY 1 to be CLOSED, except for emergency vehicles

  • RIGHT TURN ONLY during peak hours at intersections of HWY 1 and Etheldore, Vallemar, and 16th Streets

  • STOPLIGHT or ROUNDABOUT at HWY 1 & California Ave/Wienke Way

These changes will direct significantly more traffic through narrow neighborhood streets in Moss Beach AND Montara, as illustrated in our traffic flow map. Such drastic changes underscore how a large housing project at this location makes no sense, especially when considered with the approved Big Wave project and an added stoplight / roundabout at Cypress Avenue that has been proposed to mitigate its traffic projections!

Imagine 2 traffic lights on HWY 1 in Moss Beach!

There will be hundreds of additional cars driving through narrow neighborhood roads and clogging access streets like California Ave and HWY 1. Sunshine Valley Road and Montara backroads will most likely become burdened as a detour to try to avoid delays and traffic gridlock in Moss Beach and HWY 1.


We recognize a legal challenge is the only way to stop this misplaced, out-sized project that will significantly impact traffic, road safety, the environment, and an already failing sewer system.


As you know, MidPen Housing is almost a year behind their published schedule in submitting their permit application, which we've taken as a sign that our efforts are having an impact in exposing the serious flaws of this project. We’ve slowed them down with our questions, concerns, and outpouring of community opposition. We need to keep up the fight!

We have been working with our attorney this past year to be as prepared as we can to challenge the project. Our attorney is well-respected and his background in environmental law and his focus on both the Coastal Commission and the County have been invaluable. We're getting ready for the next phase of our efforts, which will require continued legal expertise and expert testimony once MidPen’s application is submitted.


$60,000 Goal!

We deeply appreciate your support of Resist Density, and we rely on your financial help to keep our legal work on track. Our goal for this next phase is to raise $60,000 by the end of August - we need to be ready with our legal funds when MidPen submits its application! We need all the financial help we can get for our legal fund!

Dollar for Dollar Match – Until August 31! 

Double your impact! Through the generous offer of our Donor Leadership Circle, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000! Please help us take advantage of this match by making your tax-deductible donation today!

There are 3 ways to donate:

1. Credit card or PayPal:


2. Check to the following address:

Resist Density  

PO BOX 613

Moss Beach, CA 94038


3. Donation of stock: Please contact us for more details


Thank you!

Your continued support is vital to our success in protecting the San Mateo County Midcoast. Please help spread the word to your friends and neighbors - The more people who are involved, the better the chance that important decisions reflect our shared values!


PS: If you would like to read the Draft Traffic Study and Caltrans comment letter, please visit our web site research page. The two documents are at the top:

Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Resist Density is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Our EIN Number is 81-3587219. All donations are confidential. We do not sell or trade your information.

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