Consider quiet zone for
Shelly Drive serves
some 250 households with a direct access to Barham
Drive and the outside world.
The courts upheld the NCTD's right to close
Shelly Drive and to reroute the 250 household
community's access via a new Barham Lane to
eventually meet with La Moree Road. This causes the
response times for fire, ambulance and police to be
roughly doubled to access the community's homes.
The NCTD could now show itself to care about the
neighborhoods the Sprinter will traverse and install
a quiet zone crossing at Shelly Drive, at grade with
crossing booms, so as not to adversely affect
emergency service access or the community's
emergency exit route.
From a recent NCT article this type of crossing
is already being considered in Oceanside and
Carlsbad for the Coaster. One would hope that the
NCTD and the city of San Marcos care enough about
residents to consider such a solution for these 250