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Old 02-05-10, 07:23 PM
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Pasadena Council to Hear New Rose Bowl Plan 2/22

"[Pasadena] city planners are proposing to expand the existing 8-foot walking lane of the Rose Bowl loop into a 13-foot lane that will be more visibly marked with bright paint. The plan will come before the City Council on February 22." Pasadena Star News

Biker/Walker issues have been a hot button issue have been on the rise in Pasadena culminating in a ban on the famous peloton in the summer of 2007.

If this issue is important to you, please come out to the City Council meeting on Monday, February 22nd to express your views on safety issues at the Rose Bowl.

The meeting is in Council Chamber located on the second floor in the southeast corner of City Hall (100 N. Garfield Ave). Council meetings start at 6:30 PM. The agenda will be posted here so you can read the agenda report and staff recommendations prior to the meeting. Additionally get an idea when the agenda items will come before Council. If you think you might want to speak make sure to fill out a speaker card at the beginning of the meeting (you can always decline to speak later)!
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The proposed staff plan (pdf) and attachments A-C and D (all PDFs) were approved by Council tonight. What does this mean?

In short:
  • The current 8' counter-clockwise pedestrian walkway with 4' buffer will be widened to a 13' bi-directional pedestrian zone with a painted 1' stripe with raised barrier. The proposed barrier shown to Council are 30" plastic tube with reflective top (not sure the spacing).
  • All streets will be re-surfaced.
  • The Washington Blvd and Park Dr. intersection (north west corner will be re-engineered to remove the raised median.
  • The intersection of Rose Bowl Dr and Rosemont (by club house) will be re-engineered.
  • The intersection of Seco and Arroyo Dr (near river) will be re-engineered.
  • Parking lot K will get either a gate or raised curb.
  • Parking around the club house will be reduced, U Turns will no longer be allowed, and no parking during peak periods.
Councilman Haderlein (District 7) objected stating that the plan does too little for recreational users given the cost and does not meet the vision of the South Arroyo Seco Master Plan - which calls for a larger pedestrian area and designated bike lane as well as bi-directional traffic, but required around 52' of roadway where only around 40' exists.

As I understood it the plan will come back before Council 6 or so months after completion to review the effectiveness of the changes and review the possibility of reducing traffic to one way. Additionally I understand that at some point the necessary studies to review making traffic one way will be added as an unfunded capital improvement project and reviewed for funding during the next fiscal budget cycle.
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Ok, so I'm trying to envision this... does this mean that the clockwise zone for bicycles is now gone, and bikes are meant to ride in the street/shared with cars?
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@ jtbooth there was no "zone" for bike with the current striping. There was a pedestrian zone, a buffer zone, and two traffic lanes for vehicles. Seeing as bicycles are vehicles we used the clockwise traffic lane.
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