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Fri Feb 3 2012 (Updated 02/06/12) "Widening Waste$" Banner Drop Against Widening of Highway One from Morrissey to Soquel
Banner Hung to Protest Highway 1 Wideing in Santa Cruz In the pre-dawn hours of Monday, January 30th, a small group of activists hung a banner from the La Fonda HWY 1 overpass by Harbor High. The banner read "WIDENING WASTE$" and was tied to the chain link fence on the bridge, facing the southbound traffic during the morning commute. The banner was up for a few hours until being removed between 11am and noon.

The approximately one-mile widening project will cost almost $20 million, to be funded by the State Transportation Bond and State Transportation Improvement Program funds. There are a number of other projects competing for those millions of dollars that may now not be funded because of the high cost of the widening project. Many sustainable transportation activists argue that these opportunity costs make the highway widening too expensive, and that these funds should be used instead on other projects already identified as improving transportation infrastructure in Santa Cruz County.

imc_photo.gifRead more and view photos | previous coverage: Santa Cruz Regional Transporation Commission Votes To Widen Hwy 1, Others Vow To Fight It | The Alternative to Widening Highway 1

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