addressed nor resolved, and with the recent addition of speed-bump
lane dividers, the issue has not been fixed. Rather, the problem has
been compounded with the annoyance of hearing cars straddle the lanes
and making a loud "bump ... bump ... bump" noise night and day.
This is not a well-thought-out solution. Were any residents ever
asked if we'd mind the additional noise night and day caused by cars
driving on or over the lines? The speed-bump line dividers have not
worked, and speeding has not been eliminated or toned down in any
manner. Please do not reinstall them.
Cars are still driving well above the posted speed limits, which
-- whether officially or "unofficially" posted -- are confusing, and
make walking dogs and children in the community a grave risk. This
should not be the case in Los Angeles County, much less La
Can the Crescenta Valley Town Council members who are Briggs
Terrace residents worry about more than signs on Foothill and
limiting public discourse in their meetings? How about pedestrian
safety? Maybe our new mayor can take an active role in helping us
maintain a safe community in which we live, drive and walk our kids
and dogs to the park and school.
Clearly there is and has been a pedestrian access and speed issue
through what we, in black humor, refer to as "Death Curve" leading
into the Briggs Terrace community.
Contrary to published comments from L.A. County Public Works and
CHP representatives in this paper, there were complaints made to the
county about speeding into the area in March of 2001. Your paper
claimed no complaints were ever made. I'm here to assert I complained
and worked with L.A. County Public Works on a speed study in early
At that time, I pointed out to the county the two-lane road into
and out of Briggs Terrace offers no protection for pedestrians and
creates limited access for parents, children and the handicapped to
walk into and out of the area, to walk to school or to Two Strike
Park on Rosemont.
I'd like to invite the CHP, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department,