Regarding "Baking up traffic trouble," Feb. 18, my observations are based on having for many years a weekly appointment at El Greco Hair Salon on Hollywood Way, which is now south of Porto's and very much affected by the parking problem.
Even before Porto's opened there the parking in the area was difficult.
1. If all the traffic in the alley behind Porto's is directed to leave the area via Cordova Street, a vast amount of traffic will be turning to the right and traveling by the Roosevelt Elementary School, which occupies about 2/3 of the east side of Cordova to the end of the block at Clark Street.
And those turning onto Cordova to the left will find a very short area before reaching Magnolia Boulevard and a boulevard stop sign to hang up on before being able to make their ways into Magnolia traffic pouring off of Hollywood Way as well as traffic continuing east on Magnolia Boulevard.