Perhaps the installation of left-hand turn signals could ease the flow of traffic, which would make the creation of the bike lane both a welcome addition for bikers and not such a hindrance to drivers.
Onramp doesn't mesh with slow drivers
We all know that the California freeways are crammed with brain-dead drivers who hog the slow lane, apparently incapable of learning how to effectively merge with new drivers entering the freeway. What are the odds that the city can add some sort of big, bright, vibrating, fire-throwing warning sign along the westbound Ventura (134) Freeway prior to the new Alameda onramp in Burbank, warning slowpoke drivers meandering along said freeway that new cars will be in their lane shortly?
The Alameda Street onramp's design only allows for a swift, not gradual, integration into active freeway traffic, and I have been almost sideswiped four times now by inattentive slow-lane drivers who weren't aware of my imminent entry into traffic.
Home buyers need to take responsibility
This is in response to the Nov. 3 letter sent by Wesley Greene titled "We need a six-month halt on foreclosures."
Regardless of whether the banks have violated foreclosure laws, and regardless of whether the banks and mortgage companies are responsible for lending easy money for home loans (which they are), it's time for the individuals who are in foreclosure to accept responsibility for their part in this whole mess.
These people should have known that they couldn't afford the loans that they signed up for. I stayed within my limits when I got a mortgage. I would have liked a newer, bigger, nicer home, but I couldn't afford it. So I bought a house with a mortgage that I could afford.
I also resent the fact that these people are able to modify their mortgages because they were irresponsible. I want my monthly payments lowered, too, but my bank won't do that for me because I have been responsible and have paid my mortgage on time.
Come on, it's time for people to take personal responsibility for their actions!