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Old 06-15-22, 12:20 PM
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CCC canal tunnel under Main St in Walnut Creek


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Old 06-15-22, 05:16 PM
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...here in Sacramento, finding someone asleep or passed out in one of those levee or railroad embankment tunnels here is not especially uncommon. It's also not uncommon to find a variety of debris or broken glass in them, winter and summer. In winter, it's because it's a little warmer and not raining in there. In summer, it's because it's a little cooler and out of the direct sun. I've pretty much stopped using the ones on my regular routes, and found other ways to go.
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Old 06-15-22, 07:29 PM
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Bring a headlight? Good luck getting any official response.
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Old 06-21-22, 11:21 AM
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I deleted the original posting that described the incident after receiving a suggestion. But I have been back there and am pleased to note that there are lights in the tunnel and are now turned on. Itís nice to be safe.
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Old 06-21-22, 01:23 PM
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That Ygnacio tunnel can be a little creepy - like it's too narrow or something, and you lose your depth perception.

I have to go through the tunnel under Hwy 242 sometimes - not as creepy, but dark and full of junk. The other day I almost ran into a shopping cart - saw it just in time.


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Maybe get some cycling friends together and clean them out once in awhile? Up here in the boonies we have no shortage of volunteers for community cleanup/trail work; surely the Bay Area can come up with a few.
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