Dear Governor Davis:
Why are we spending billions to build a new half a bridge when by the time it is built, it will be a commuter parking lot 24/7?
It is obvious that the people who make these decisions (you, Willie and Jerry Brown, etc.) can not see out the tinted windows of your limousine if in fact you do get caught on the Bay Bridge at rush hour (6 to 9 a.m., 3:30 to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings ...) when it may take upwards of an hour to get across the three-mile span.
Why aren’t we building a bridge from San Leandro to San Mateo, which Frank Lloyd Wright has already designed with a park in the middle. Sounds a little different, but the bridge would have rail, bike lanes etc. ... It would actually help relieve the strain of traffic on the existing Bay Bridge (hey, is this a new concept?). Meanwhile, we could retrofit the existing bridge, which held up pretty damn well during the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. Oh, sorry, what am I thinking. Scrape the plans for the new single-span thing-a-ma-bob? 67,000 jobs put on hold? Ruin your chances of re-election? Please excuse the sarcasm, but it helps me cope.
No, it is not to late to stop this project and do it right.