Following the tragic fatality of —who burned to death in a vehicle that was rear-ended on the Arroyo Seco Parkway—several residents offered suggestions on how to make the highway safer.
"Why don't we reduce the speed limit to 45?" Gloria Guerin commented on Patch in September.
"The installation of cameras would be justified along the parkway to discourage speeding," Tuncer Toprakci echoed.
This month , which addressed some of these concerns, in South Pasadena and Highland Park.
The meetings were a part of a Corridor Management Plan (CMP) being developed for the highway by a team of consultants working for Caltrans in partnership with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).
What Went Down
Although turnout was low due to the recent windstorm, officials told Whittier Daily News that the was productive.
The main concerns brought up included: signage, safety of onramps and offramps, lighting the corridor's scenic areas, increasing bike paths and restoring the channel, according to the publication.
South Pas Transportation Manager Dennis Woods also told Whittier Daily News that residents wanted the City's historic destinations to be highlighted. For instance, the , the , the and the
While the meetings are now over, residents can still e-mail input to ArroyoSecoCMP@gmail.com.
Patch Asks: Did you attend these meetings? Do you agree with the suggestions offered? What would you like to see change on the Arroyo Seco Parkway?