Neighbors that live near the Oakland Zoo LOVE that they live near the zoo itself but they are just about fed up with the traffic in the area.
People parking illegally on Golf Links Road, headed to the Oakland Zoo on weekends has become a common sight. It's gotten so bad, some neighbors have put out traffic cones, and put up these signs in front of their homes, telling zoo goers, "Don't even think about parking here."
And then there's the epic traffic backup on I-580.. with cars, trying to exit at the zoo.
The zoo says it underestimated the popularity of its new California Trail Exhibit and gondola. Just In the past year, attendance has spiked 30 percent, parking lots fill up by midday on weekends.
The zoo is exploring solutions.
Shuttle buses into the zoo and better traffic management are also being used on weekends.
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