Understanding Traffic Congestion in Fremont

**View the recently published ABC7 News article on the traffic congestion challenges and the innovative solutions implemented by City of Fremont transportation engineers**

The City of Fremont understands that traffic congestion is among the community’s major concerns. The Bay Area is one of the top three traffic-plagued regions in the country, so it's no surprise Fremont residents are concerned.

To help illustrate the traffic congestion in Fremont, the City has developed an infographic. It explains how Fremont's location between jobs and housing contributes to the traffic—we're calling it the "Fremont Funnel Effect"—and it lists the regional and City projects in the works to help alleviate traffic.

Along the Mission Blvd. corridor that parallels I-680, cut-through traffic has increased dramatically due to a rise in highway commuters that travel from the Central and Tri Valley to the South Bay. The City’s Public Works Department has developed a signal timing strategy to reduce cut-through traffic by eliminating the benefits of using the Mission Blvd. corridor while keeping commuters on the highway. Signals affected include the following:

• Mission/Pine
• Mission/Hunter
• Mission/Durham
• Mission/S. Grimmer
• Mission/Stanford
• Mission/Paseo Padre
• Paseo Padre/Washington
• Paseo Padre/Durham

Signal timing changes will cause delay along these various intersections. The benefits, however, are aimed at reducing overall traffic volumes, keeping intersections clear, and reducing unwanted traffic and speeding along residential side streets to improve overall safety.  

Cut-Through Signal Timing Delay 3
Stay tuned for more information on this topic, including updates on transportation-related projects.

If you have questions, please contact Transportation Engineering at 510-494-4745 or by email.