The Gateway Project will bring “flare” to St. John’s! Many St. John’s members and visitors have long considered the steep, partially blind Gouldin Road entrance to St. John’s campus and the steep, blind Alhambra Lane exit to be daunting, uninviting, potentially hazardous, and unattractive.
We’re aware of one fairly recent incident involving an elderly woman who drove off the side of the Gouldin driveway in the dark at our Christmas drive-through. Over the years there have been other such incidents. Better lighting, curbs, and reflectors could mitigate the safety risks of the current entrance and exit. However, these improvements would not solve other problems that the new “flared” entrance from and exit to Thornhill Drive will address.
With the new two-way bridge over Temescal Creek, cars and service and emergency vehicles will enter and exit across the bridge. The only cars still needing to drive down the Alhambra Lane exit from the site are those parking on the south wing of the upper parking area. School drop-off traffic will be directed to enter across the bridge, go up to the turnaround for drop off, and continue back down and exit out across the bridge. The Gouldin Road access will be closed off for vehicular traffic when the bridge and new driveway are completed.
St. John's Episcopal Church, Oakland
1707 Gouldin Road
Oakland, CA 94611
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