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March 7, 2014
La Cañada's Public Works and Traffic Commission will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding traffic flow within the Town Center area and recommendations for how conditions might be improved. City officials are currently conducting a study to determine possible solutions related to traffic circulation, mobility and delay within the Town Center area. The study area includes Foothill Boulevard between Verdugo Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue, and Angeles Crest Highway from the Foothill (210)
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Dave Spence has sat behind the City Council dais for more than 20 years. At 75, he is the oldest elected official in the city, with five terms as mayor under his belt. Spence says his breadth of experience will help the council maintain the city's independent, small-town feel. Valley Sun: How would you improve traffic flow in the downtown area? Would you support installing one or more parking structures in the area? Spence: Since the approval of the Downtown Village Specific Plan, the Sport Chalet corporate headquarters development and other significant developments in and along Foothill Boulevard, the public works and traffic commission, along with our traffic engineer and public works director, constantly review proposals to improve traffic flow in the downtown area.
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By Mary O’Keefe | June 11, 2009
Meter lights are now operational at all 45 on-ramps to the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Cañada and La Crescenta. The meters are part of the 25-mile corridor program by Caltrans to help relieve traffic congestion on the 210. Meters are being turned on along 210 between Golden State (I-5) Freeway and the Ventura Freeway (State Route 134). The meters do not seem to be creating too much of a problem on La Cañada streets, the city?s public works department has not received calls of complaints.
NEWS
February 27, 2013
The opportune time to deal with traffic congestion is before it happens. After the fact it's just noise. A small city with one main street is not conducive to commercial development that is dependent on a customer base much larger than resident population to be successful. The result is traffic that makes it seem as though the town's population has doubled. In 1998 during the contentious deliberations over the La Cañada Properties/Sport Chalet development, some of us persistently pointed out that we lacked the street grid essential for reasonable traffic flow that comes with large-scale commercial development.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | December 22, 2010
While the closure of Angeles Crest Highway for most of this year has been a headache for commuters who relied on the mountain road, the absence of Crest traffic apparently has had a positive impact on the safety of drivers in La Cañada Flintridge. Traffic collisions documented in the city during the first 11 months the year number 133 — less than the 169 recorded over the same period last year, and down significantly from the 202 logged January through November 2008, according to Sgt. Mark Slater of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
NEWS
August 14, 2013
Los Angeles County will help pay for a study of how to improve traffic flow near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. Reacting to complaints of long wait times, multiple stops and frequent traffic backups, La Cañada Flintridge City Council members voted Aug. 5 to examine whether to adjust the timing of traffic signals and consider physical roadway improvements. The $68,872 study by a consulting group will examine traffic patterns on Foothill between Verdugo Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue as well as on Angeles Crest between Foothill and the 210 Freeway ramps, said city Public Works Director Edward Hitti.
NEWS
By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | February 16, 2011
Longtime plans to designate a cross-town path for bicycle traffic are taking a giant step forward this month with the striping of 3.5 miles of bike lane stretching from Verdugo Boulevard to the city’s east end. La Cañada Flintridge officials herald the effort as a push to improve public safety, with the new bike lanes intended to separate motor vehicles and pedal-powered travelers along roadways and to divert bicyclists from traffic-heavy Foothill...
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By Charles Cooper | January 19, 2006
The Parks and Recreation Commission has decided not to open up two fields near Foothill Intermediate School for Sunday use, after protests from residents on Cornishon and other nearby streets. The request came from baseball coach Jeff Marderosian, who said the players from the La Cañada teams need practice time. He said his proposal was for Sunday afternoon use, from noon to 6 p.m., for 12 players and coaches. A city ordinance currently bans the use of the field on Sundays, and so City Council action would be needed to permit the change.
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By Ruth Longoria | March 27, 2008
?You go north on the Glendale [2] Freeway and you?re coming along at 65 miles per hour. Then all the sudden you have to slam on your brakes, wait for the light, and then you?re supposed to roll onto the Foothill [210] Freeway ? it?s utterly ridiculous.? That was the response of longtime La Crescenta resident Diane Bularz to the new metered traffic signal recently installed at the intersection of the Glendale [2] and Foothill [210] Freeways. The meters are expected to be activated this summer.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com and By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Joe Layton is a new face to the local political scene, a fact he is using to stand out from his seasoned challengers. The 24-year-old accountant is a graduate of Loyola High School and USC. He has lived with his family in the city for nine years. He is currently looking for a home of his own with his fiancee, Cassie Hoppock. Valley Sun: How would you improve traffic flow in the downtown area? Would you support installing one or more parking structures in the area? Layton: The best thing we can do to improve traffic flow in the downtown area is to have an outside consultant look at the algorithms currently implemented in the traffic lights to try to find a more efficient way of syncing the lights up with the flow of traffic.
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March 7, 2014
La Cañada's Public Works and Traffic Commission will conduct a public meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss issues surrounding traffic flow within the Town Center area and recommendations for how conditions might be improved. City officials are currently conducting a study to determine possible solutions related to traffic circulation, mobility and delay within the Town Center area. The study area includes Foothill Boulevard between Verdugo Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue, and Angeles Crest Highway from the Foothill (210)
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August 14, 2013
Los Angeles County will help pay for a study of how to improve traffic flow near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Angeles Crest Highway. Reacting to complaints of long wait times, multiple stops and frequent traffic backups, La Cañada Flintridge City Council members voted Aug. 5 to examine whether to adjust the timing of traffic signals and consider physical roadway improvements. The $68,872 study by a consulting group will examine traffic patterns on Foothill between Verdugo Boulevard and Commonwealth Avenue as well as on Angeles Crest between Foothill and the 210 Freeway ramps, said city Public Works Director Edward Hitti.
NEWS
February 27, 2013
The opportune time to deal with traffic congestion is before it happens. After the fact it's just noise. A small city with one main street is not conducive to commercial development that is dependent on a customer base much larger than resident population to be successful. The result is traffic that makes it seem as though the town's population has doubled. In 1998 during the contentious deliberations over the La Cañada Properties/Sport Chalet development, some of us persistently pointed out that we lacked the street grid essential for reasonable traffic flow that comes with large-scale commercial development.
NEWS
By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com and By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Joe Layton is a new face to the local political scene, a fact he is using to stand out from his seasoned challengers. The 24-year-old accountant is a graduate of Loyola High School and USC. He has lived with his family in the city for nine years. He is currently looking for a home of his own with his fiancee, Cassie Hoppock. Valley Sun: How would you improve traffic flow in the downtown area? Would you support installing one or more parking structures in the area? Layton: The best thing we can do to improve traffic flow in the downtown area is to have an outside consultant look at the algorithms currently implemented in the traffic lights to try to find a more efficient way of syncing the lights up with the flow of traffic.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Jon Curtis has been active in his 15 years living in La Cañada Flintridge. Curtis, 53, an attorney and a principal at California Golden Fund, has served on the city's Planning Commission for five years. Valley Sun: How would you improve traffic flow in the downtown area? Would you support installing one or more parking structures in the area? Curtis: As to traffic flow in the downtown area, there continue to be great challenges around the Town Center area which are due, in part, to the numerous signals in close proximity to one another and an automated sensor and computer system that either needs additional adjustments or a different system utilized.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Dave Spence has sat behind the City Council dais for more than 20 years. At 75, he is the oldest elected official in the city, with five terms as mayor under his belt. Spence says his breadth of experience will help the council maintain the city's independent, small-town feel. Valley Sun: How would you improve traffic flow in the downtown area? Would you support installing one or more parking structures in the area? Spence: Since the approval of the Downtown Village Specific Plan, the Sport Chalet corporate headquarters development and other significant developments in and along Foothill Boulevard, the public works and traffic commission, along with our traffic engineer and public works director, constantly review proposals to improve traffic flow in the downtown area.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | August 31, 2011
As parents drop their kids off for the start of another school year, deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department are patrolling during drop-off and pick-up times at La Cañada Flintridge schools to make sure drivers are following the rules, said Traffic Sgt. Mark Slater. “It's the first day of school, [we want] to let people see [law enforcement personnel] around the schools,” Slater said Monday. “We want people to abide by all the signs and curb markings and pay extra attention around the schools.” Slater said that while he was posted at Palm Crest Elementary School on Palm Drive, he found plenty of opportunity to dispense information to parents.
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | February 16, 2011
Longtime plans to designate a cross-town path for bicycle traffic are taking a giant step forward this month with the striping of 3.5 miles of bike lane stretching from Verdugo Boulevard to the city’s east end. La Cañada Flintridge officials herald the effort as a push to improve public safety, with the new bike lanes intended to separate motor vehicles and pedal-powered travelers along roadways and to divert bicyclists from traffic-heavy Foothill...
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | December 22, 2010
While the closure of Angeles Crest Highway for most of this year has been a headache for commuters who relied on the mountain road, the absence of Crest traffic apparently has had a positive impact on the safety of drivers in La Cañada Flintridge. Traffic collisions documented in the city during the first 11 months the year number 133 — less than the 169 recorded over the same period last year, and down significantly from the 202 logged January through November 2008, according to Sgt. Mark Slater of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station.
NEWS
By Mary O’Keefe | June 11, 2009
Meter lights are now operational at all 45 on-ramps to the Foothill (210) Freeway in La Cañada and La Crescenta. The meters are part of the 25-mile corridor program by Caltrans to help relieve traffic congestion on the 210. Meters are being turned on along 210 between Golden State (I-5) Freeway and the Ventura Freeway (State Route 134). The meters do not seem to be creating too much of a problem on La Cañada streets, the city?s public works department has not received calls of complaints.
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