Would You Improve Anything About South Pas in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for South Pasadena, what would it be?

As no doubt you've read by now, something like 45 percent of Americans make resolutions every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some folks vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others pledge to spend more time with family, and scores of people swear they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, is there anything we can do right here in South Pasadena to make it an even better place to live?

What is on your South Pas wish list? What is one thing you would improve in the city 2013? Is there anything?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

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Elias Baldwin January 07, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Exactly, especially dangerous for those of us who ride bicycles frequently. If you don't ride, you might not have considered this, but when you are travelling East/West on any of the streets crossing Fair Oaks that have these curb bubbles, you are forced to swerve from your "bike lane" position on the right hand side of the road, right into the flow of traffic of cars going straight on your road or turning in the same direction you are travelling on your road. In traffic conditions I am often forced to chose between navigating about a 12 inch wide zone between the curb swell and moving traffic, and shooting up onto the sidewalk around pedestrians. It's really a ridiculous design, it's intent being to calm traffic... I sure haven't noticed, if anything it's more congested as people can no longer use the right lane to turn right on red. I've seen some close calls with bikers and this issue, experienced a close call once myself too. It really is just a matter of time before this design directly causes a bicyclist and a car to meet unfavorably for the bicyclist. I can only imagine the city's direct liability here based on this poorly thought out design.
Marvion January 08, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Get rid of star bucks.. Off world’s worst tasting cup of nonmonetary unit.
Andreea B. January 09, 2013 at 08:27 PM
What is disturbing me most about the city of South Pasadena is the colossal number of Nail Spas, Massage Parlors and Dry Cleaners. Parts of Fair Oaks, Huntington Dr., and Mission St. are obliterated by signs and not so tasteful window displays of these institutions. On the same note, I find unappealing for the image of the city the tendency of some stores to board their main street windows to increase shelf space on internal walls (e.g.: Fair Oaks Pharmacy). I personally think they diminish one of the most valuable marketing tools they have.
T.L. January 10, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Good god, I hate those things with the fire of a thousand burning suns. A pox on whoever approved them.
B. Chuck January 12, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Two thoughts: The city should get an artist to paint the water tower (like Boston's tower, which was painted by Corita Kent). Also, we should follow through with the plan to turn the power line path into a bike path.


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