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Citizens for a Safe Golden Gate Bridge
Robert M. Guernsey
Founder &  Chairman of the Board

Director Schweiger                                                                           Director Kirkbride

June 14, 1996  
                                 Please fill this questionnaire out, print it out and send it to: 
                                            Citizens for a Safe Golden Gate Bridge
                                     C/O Robert M. Guernsey/Chairman of the Board
                                           46 Elm Avenue- San Anselmo, CA. 94960


  To:  The Board of Directors- Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and             Transportation District

From:   Robert M. Guernsey, MS. Kirkbride and Mr. Schweiger  
Subject:  Requesting that a questionnaire be submitted directly to Commuters, by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, San Francisco, California.  94129-0601  


Traffic Analysis Commuters Survive and Report for Fiscal year 1996-97

   The people of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Del Norte, and San Francisco Counties have made the following inquiries concerning the safety issue of a movable traffic barrier.  This questionnaire shall be submitted directly to the commuter for 30 days.  After 30 days, a full-report will be given to the Board of Directors. This report will show your concerns and views on this vital "Safety Issue." Please fill-out this form as-soon-as-possible. Check each box {x} that may pertains to your needs. Mail this questionnaire in the pre-paid enveloped.  

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1.    Should the Bridge District enforce the 45 m.p.h. speed-limit? Yes  
No
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2. Should the bridge district make it mandatory by Resolution for a No lane change?   Yes  
  No
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3. Should the Bridge Authority address the issue of a Movable Traffic Barrier?  Yes  
 No
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4.    Is there a need for a traffic barrier:
  Yes  
  No
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5.    If there is a traffic barrier on the bridge, should it be a movable barrier:   Yes  
  No
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6.    If there is a movable barrier, are you willing to give-up one lane for its installation, to maintain the four configuration during peak-hours?   Yes  
  No
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7.    Do you feel that a movable barrier will cause traffic congestion? If the movable traffic barrier does its job?   Yes  
  No
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8.    If a movable median barrier is installed on the bridge, should there be rumble-strips along side it to warn the driver, that be to close to this barrier?    Yes  
  No
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9.    If a barrier is installed, do you feel that the bridge tolls be raised?   Yes  
  No
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10. I now live in the county of? Del Norte  Sonoma   Marin   
    Napa 
  Mendocino   San Francisco
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11. I commute to the county of?  Del Norte Sonoma   Marin   
Napa
Mendocino   San Francisco
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12. If you commute, do you cross the Golden Gate Bridge? Yes  No  
 If so,  On
ce 
  twice   three   times a day. (Based on round trips
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13. At which time of the day, do you generally cross the Golden Gate Bridge?   Morning   Mid-day   Evening   Late-night
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14. If you generally cross the Golden Gate Bridge, do you cross any other
Bridge in that same day? Oakland-Bay bridge 
  San Rafael-Richmond 
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15. How many hours do you spend on an average, commuting to your work place? 1/2 hr.  1/2 - 1 hr. 1 - 1 1/2 hr. 2 - 2 1/2 hr.

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16.  As a commuter, do you generally commute alone?        Yes   No
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17. If your answer to question 16.    Is "No" Do you share a car-pool? 
                                                         Yes
  No  
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18. If you car-pool with others, how many passengers are there?          2 to 3.    3 to 4.    4 to 5.   6 or more people.  

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19. While commuting to your place of work. Do you wish there were "No"    HOV Lanes on the highway?     Yes   No
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The question that is on the mines of all commuters and other drivers is, Will the Bridge District due anything about the facts, that exist in every driver heart, the fear of driving in the suicide lane?

20. The question is: due you fear the suicide lane?          Yes   No   

    We are asking, that a questionnaire be submitted directly to you, the commuters for a predetermined period of time, to resolute where or not the Bridge District should reconsider its views and concerns for a Movable Traffic Barrier for the bridge.
   
   We are also asking that, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and the Board of Directors, establish a Traffic Safety committee, to evaluate and analysis the questionnaire based on the publicís views and concerns for a movable barrier And this committee. 

Respectively submitted:

Robert M. Guernsey

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