Join Los Angeles and Pasadena in Creating a Safer Avenue 64 for Everyone
  • Petitioning Paul Habib, Chief of Staff

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Office of Jose Huizar, Councilman District 14, Los Angeles
Paul Habib, Chief of Staff
Office of Steve Madison, District 6, Pasadena
Takako Suzuki, Field Representative
City of Los Angeles
Jose Huizar, Councilman, District 14, Los Angeles
City of Pasadena
Vanessa Velez
Pasadena Dept. of Transportation
Fred Dock, Director
Office of the Mayor, Transportation, Los Angeles -LADOT
Leon Borja, Deputy Mayor
LADOT District Office Los Angeles
Jaime de la Vega, General Manager
Transportation and Public Works, , Los Angeles
Doane Liu, Deputy Mayor
Office of Councilman Jose Huizar, District 14
Zenay Loera, District Director, Northeast Los Angeles
5th Supervisorial Distict, LA County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich (5th Supervisorial Distict, LA County Board of Supervisors)
1st Supervisorial District, LA County Board of Supervisors
Supervisor Hilda Solis

Join Los Angeles and Pasadena in Creating a Safer Avenue 64 for Everyone

    1. Avenue 64 Coalition
    2. Petition by

      Avenue 64 Coalition

      Los Angeles, CA

If you have traveled through the Arroyo Seco on scenic Avenue 64, you have noticed that it is a historically significant residential area, well-traveled by motorists, cyclists and pedestrians alike.  You may notice that traffic violations abound whether traveling north or south on the street.  The only existing traffic control intervention made jointly by the Cities of Los Angeles and Pasadena, namely the 4-way stop signs located at the intersection of Avenue 64 and Church Street, was completed in 2004 at the request of residents living in the vicinity.  Also in 2004, a request for crosswalks at the intersection made by the same community of neighbors was ignored completely by the cities.  Read about the old story here:   http://www.boulevardsentinel.com/12-2003.htm   The aforementioned intersection has not completely solved the safety concerns that exist along Avenue 64 in both cities. Speeding, tailgating, passing in the center lane, and ignoring stop signs all continue to endanger those who use Avenue 64 on a daily basis.  

On July 7th, 2013, a community meeting was held at the Church of the Angels to discuss concerns related to public safety while traveling on Avenue 64.  The Avenue 64 Coalition was formed from this meeting, consisting of a core group of neighbors who reside in Los Angeles and Pasadena. Our mission is to ensure City Representatives will work collaboratively with one another and with us to change Avenue 64 into a safer street for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Avenue 64 is a public safety hazard and your support is needed to ensure collaboration between coucilmen Jose Huizar in Los Angeles and Steve Madison in Pasadena to address the issues effectively. Madison recognizes the need for improvement on Avenue 64 and has made it a priority in the service of his constituents to meet with an Avenue 64 Coalition representative, a meeting that has already taken place. Huizar is requested to do the same on behalf of his constituency, eliminating the middleman in order to personally address this urgent public safety issue immediately.

Please join your neighbors in creating a safer Avenue 64 for everyone by signing this petition.

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    News

    1. Annual Update: Improvements on Avenue 64

      Avenue 64 Coalition
      Petition Organizer

      The Avenue 64 Coalition of neighbors wish to thank each and everyone of you for signing our petition and enabling our concerns for increased traffic safety to be heard. When two communities (Los Angeles and Pasadena) bordering on each other stand together with the firm belief that traffic calming and public safety on Avenue 64 is an immediate necessity, good things happen!

      Coalition members formally met with LADOT, Councilman Huizar's representatives, and LAPD to illustrate public safety issues which resulted in the installation in late October 2013 of STOP SIGNS at Avenue 64 and Elder Street in Los Angeles within the Garvanza Neighborhood. This action has served to significantly reduce speed going due north toward Pasadena and south into a narrowing Avenue 64 past Meridian Street toward York Blvd, thus improving public safety. Los Angeles DOT went on to re-pave the road from Meridian to York Blvd which appears to have been related to a previously approved plan, now benefitting the area.

      The Coalition has reached out to Hillsides Home to seek answers related to it's impact on increased traffic onto Avenue 64 and on the quality of life in the immediate neighborhood of Garvanza. As a result, a Neighborhood Advisory Group was proposed by the CEO where neighbors living adjacent or near to the Home can be informed of issues which will impact them. The Coalition has garnered support from CEO, Joe Costa, to pursue "school" designation for the property to ensure the safety of the home's young residents and it's employees, and to support the installation of safe cross walks at Avenue 64 and Church Street.

      Finally, with regard to Pasadena DOT planning, the Avenue 64 Coalition has advocates communicating with Pasadena's "Complete Streets" project planning committee. Pasadena's Complete Streets Committee targeting Avenue 64 (from Church Street north to Colorado Blvd) is entertaining the following traffic calming measures (They remain in the planning stages):
      *Avenue 64 and Church St. (Crosswalks, ADA ramps)
      *Avenue 64 and Burleigh (Median with Neighborhood Entry Sign, Bulbout)
      *Avenue 64 and Cheviotdale(Traffic Circle)
      *Avenue 64 and Nithsdale (Bulbous, ADA ramps, traffic signal)*
      *Avenue 64 and Glenullen (Bulbouts).

      Measures at Avenue 64 and Church Street will be a shared project between Los Angeles and Pasadena DOTs. Our hope is that the communication that is required for successful collaboration, especially as bordering cities and neighborhoods need to take care of one another, will no doubt be optimal. The Avenue 64 Coalition (L.A. participants) would also like to see a Neighborhood Entry Sign for Garvanza.

      Pilar Reynaldo is the point person for Los Angeles while Jeff Leon, a participant in the Complete Streets committee, is the point person for Pasadena. Both are to be commended for their tireless efforts to ensure communications between Pasadena and Los Angeles DOTs, especially where the intersections of Avenue 64 and Church Street and Avenue 64 and Burleigh are involved. Patience is the name of the game.

      Special thanks to Zenay Loera, (District Director for Jose Huizar, District 14, Los Angeles) and Taka Suzuki (Deputy for Steve Madison, Distict 6, Pasadena). for their assistance in this most important public safety matter.

      Thank you so much for your support.

      AR Meza (Garvanza)
      Avenue 64 Coalition

      "Without action, you aren’t going anywhere.”- - - Mahatma Gandhi

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. Avenue 64 Coalition supported by HHPNC,SRNA, and WPRA

      Avenue 64 Coalition
      Petition Organizer

      Hi All,
      The Avenue 64 Coalition wishes to update you on our efforts in seeking support from Pasadena's and Highland Park/Garvanza's Neighborhood Associations and Council, respectively. They include the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, the San Rafael Neighborhood Association, and the West Pasadena Residents Association. Members have been hard at work presenting the issues on Avenue 64 and Church Street and gaining letters of support to present to our local councilmen Madison(Pasadena) and Huizar(Los Angeles). As we move forward, we are hoping to establish collaborative relationships with the Department of Transportation of both cities so that traffic interventions can be designed to suit the areas safety needs and be sensitive to historic character of the area. Stay tuned as more information and links will follow for your information.

      Ana Meza
      Avenue 64 Coalition

      Dangerous intersections in Los Angeles

      The city of Los Angeles is taking steps to make 53 dangerous intersections safer for pedestrians. As a first step, the city will install "continental crosswalks" that provide increased visibility for pedestrians. This map shows which intersections that the city considers dangerous and those that you the reader consider dangerous.

    4. KPCC Conducting a Survey on Pedestrian Safety-Consider completing

      Avenue 64 Coalition
      Petition Organizer

      Hello Friends and Neighbors,

      I received this survey yesterday which is incredibly timely considering our current efforts to slow down traffic on Ave
      64 as well as reconfigure many of intersections.

      KPCC along with the majors office are conducting this survey, this is a great opportunity for all of us to be heard on a
      larger forum.

      It only takes a few minutes to fill out the survey.

      http://projects.scpr.org/static/maps/pedestrian-safety/

      Thank you,

      Pilar Reynaldo
      Ave 64 Coalition

      Dangerous intersections in Los Angeles

      The city of Los Angeles is taking steps to make 53 dangerous intersections safer for pedestrians. As a first step, the city will install "continental crosswalks" that provide increased visibility for pedestrians. This map shows which intersections that the city considers dangerous and those that you the reader consider dangerous.

    5. Reached 100 signatures
    6. San Rafael Town Hall Meeting---Thursday, Aug 1, 2013, 630PM

      Avenue 64 Coalition
      Petition Organizer

      The Avenue 64 Coalition will be present at this meeting today to present the issues on Avenue 64 to Steve Madison, councilmember District 6, Thursday, August 1, 2013. The Time is 6:30-7:30 p.m. at LA CASITA DEL ARROYO located at 177 S. Arroyo Boulevard. If we want change on Ave 64 we really need to have a strong showing! Hope you can make it!

    7. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Corrina Becker-Wayman LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I am a pedestrian and driver in the community, as are my son and loved ones.

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    • Mark Sogomian PASADENA, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      Safety

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    • Christopher Quek PASADENA, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I have nearly gotten run over several times with my 3 year old crossing the street. Those knuckle heads dont slow down.

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    • Vermalia Mejia ANTIOCH, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I support this petition.

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    • michael white LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I use Ave 64 often and it's a dangerous street. Fix it please.

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