Mailbag: Solving problems on 101

Will Sunday's roadwork on Hwy. 101 fix the broken digital sign?

By | October 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Road closures ahead in Santa Rosa, Novato

Demonstrations will delay Santa Rosa traffic Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening; PG&E will close Hwy. 101 at Sears Point turnoff.

By | October 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Chime in, Hwy. 37 commuters

Greg is considering a big move and wants to know how bad the morning traffic is on Highway 37 between American Canyon and Novato. Read his letter below and then tell us what you know. The question: i currently live in novato and work in san rafael, however my family [...]

By | May 29th, 2013|23 Comments

Mailbag: Santa Rosa’s parking surveillance SUV; travel time signs

Questions from Road Warrior readers: Santa Rosa’s parking surveillance SUV What is that police car that drivers around and has all the cameras and surveillance equipment on it and has Parking Enforcement on its sides. Are we supposed to believe that vehicle patrols parking spaces? Just curious. Kurt [...]

By | February 22nd, 2013|3 Comments

Mailbag: Flooding on Highway 101, certifying radar use

Here's a question from a Road Warrior reader: I have been driving Highway 101 from 37 to SF every day for several years (over 15). During this period, I had taken into account various areas of water flooding, such as the Corte Madera dip. The "dip" was the only major [...]

By | November 30th, 2012|5 Comments

Mailbag: Why is Highway 37 so congested now?

Here's a question from a reader: I drive back and forth on Highway 37 every day because I work in Novato.  It seems like the traffic in the afternoons has been horrendous for the last 2-3 months.  It doesn’t matter which day of the week but the backup [...]

By | September 28th, 2012|12 Comments

Mailbag: How many tickets to bicyclists, passing on the right shoulder of 101

Here's a question from a Road Warrior reader: With all of the focus and conversation on the bicycle vs. cars issues, are there any statistics on the number of citations issued to bicyclists in the county? I know some jurisdictions have random "maximum enforcement" events regarding bicycle riding infractions. I'm [...]

By | August 10th, 2012|6 Comments

NB carpool lane now longer in Novato

Caltrans on Thursday opened the new northbound carpool lane on Highway 101 in Novato. The new lane runs from Highway 37 to Atherton Avenue. Last month, Caltrans opened a new segment of the southbound carpool lane in about the same area of Novato. Construction of  both segments of the carpool [...]

By | August 9th, 2012|9 Comments

Mailbag: Can you use carpool lane to get around an accident? And more…

Here's a question from a reader: If there is an accident in the "slow" lane during commute hours, can you use the carpool lane to avoid the accident? Can the CHP ticket you for this? This scenario recently happened on the Cotati Grade, it was a major accident. Sue The [...]

By | April 13th, 2012|13 Comments

Mailbag: Caltrans likes reader’s idea

Here's a question from a reader: Is it possible for Caltrans to temporarily put one of the lit signs up in the median or somewhere noticeable at the beginning of both north and southbound reduced-speed areas in Novato on Highway 101? The signs are very hard to notice, which makes [...]

By | February 3rd, 2012|0 Comments