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Safety on the Arroyo Seco ParkwayWe, the undersigned, request your immediate attention to the increasingly dangerous situation at the Avenue 43 north and southbound exit and entry ramps on the Parkway by dedicating the right lanes to on/off only.

Opened in 1940, the Arroyo Seco Parkway was not designed for the 21st Century volumes of traffic now using it, nor for the speed of the vehicles traveling its route. This has become a dangerous highway. Some of its ramps are the most treacherous in California. The Arroyo Seco Parkway Corridor Partnership Plan was completed in 2012 by CalTrans. Hammered out in a public process, most of the plans are costly with changes years away. However, we believe that one of these plans can be implemented now: Conversion of most of the northbound and southbound right hand lanes to exit/ entrance only. Exiting and entering will become safer immediately. Of all the CalTrans options, this will take the least time and money while bringing needed relief to drivers in danger of being rear-ended while trying to slow enough to make a safe exit at Avenue 43 North or entering at Avenue 43 North and South. We have witnessed far too many serious and fatal accidents associated with exiting and entering the Parkway, particularly at Avenue 43. Due to the continuing volume of accidents and the constant, unnecessary dangers of normal travel on the Arroyo Seco Parkway, we petitioners and constituents must insist that action be taken now to mitigate this serious safety issue.

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Senator
    Kevin de Leon

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