Q: Last Friday, the question was asked about how the toll vs. free direction on Bay Area bridges was determined. You wrote about the year the switch was made to one-direction tolls westbound only, but no explanation of how they chose which directions on each bridge. Roadshow: Why would a driver with HOV stickers avoid the carpool lane? Why hasn’t I-80 been repaved? And other pothole questions Roadshow: Carpool stickers must be on your car A: Here you go.
Q Your response to those who are irritated by cars with HOV stickers not taking advantage of the perk missed two important points. My wife has green stickers on her car and doesn’t always jump into the carpool lane for two safety reasons. First, if she is only going a short distance on the highway she won’t cross multiple lanes of traffic to get into the HOV lane and then have to cross multiple lanes again to exit. Lane changes on California highways can be a harrowing experience.
Gary Richards, Mr. Roadshow, takes questions on Bay Area roads and traffic during a live online chat most Wednesdays. Click here for the Roadshow Q&A columns. I don't think any major paving is planned 0n 880, but I will alert caltransThere are a number of tire-destroying potholes on 880 in Fremont near the truck scales. Is there any plan to repair these in the near future, or should I plan to continue replacing tires and doing alignments?I hope chat issues are resolvedHi Gary!
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