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City Backs Away from Lincoln Closure

After hearing from angry business owners in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue (near Park Street) — who oppose possible plans to close Lincoln to east-bound traffic to accommodate the planned Walgreen’s drugstore — the city is not likely to recommend such a change.

Public Words staff said there could be curb extensions (or bulb outs) at the corner to make it safer — and shorter in distance — for pedestrians to cross the street. There may also be improved lighting installed at Lincoln and Park, as well at Buena Vista Avenue and Park.

Plans for the area were discussed this evening (Sept. 26) at the Main Library.

Public comments can be shared with city officials through Oct. 2 via mail (Virendra Patel, City Hall West, 950 West Mall Square-Room 110) or email (vpatel@alamedaca.gov).

Merchants in the 2400 block of Lincoln include the Speisekammer Restaurant, Cliff’s C-5 Auto, Millie’s Hair Salon and others.

Janet Levaux