You have raised an interesting point , which to my knowledge has not been identified in the long and disparate discussions on the Niles Alleys. Other than access to Fire Station Number 2 on 2nd Street, is there any intent by the Fremont Fire Department to utilize the Alleys for emergency vehicle access? The Alleys are the sole means of access for several properties in Niles.
The City of Fremont standard for an emergency vehicle access is 20 feet clear of which 15 feet must be paved. The alleys are 20 feet wide, however the paving/grading has been deliberately neglected.
The City of Fremont did use Community Development Block Grant monies to have construction plans prepared by Fremont Engineers, Inc. for the grading and paving of the Alleys.