November 24, 2010
Three people on Nov. 17 were struck by either BBs or pellets while walking in their respective residential neighborhoods, police reported. At 3:15 p.m., a 50-year-old man was walking near Winona Avenue and North Lamer Street when he was shot in the back of the leg. He was unable to see who or where the shots came from. Half an hour later, about 21/2 miles away, two young boys were also shot in the back of their legs with a similar weapon — either a BB or pellet gun — near South Kenneth Road and East Verdugo Avenue, according to the police reports.
April 30, 2008
Of course, there are a lot of good pedestrians, but the ones who don?t wait until they can cross without making a car stop, waddle across so slowly that crawling would be faster, or start walking when the pedestrian light is flashing and there are eight cars lined up to make a right or left turn are the ones who really annoy me (?City is getting too dangerous to walk in,? Mailbag, April 19). I push a walk button only when I feel the intersection is too dangerous to take any chances.
June 28, 2011
With pedestrians continuing to flout crossing signals at the downtown Burbank train station, Metrolink has outlined three options for improving safety that range in cost from $3 million to $7 million. Earlier this month, Metrolink conducted a safety review of the downtown station after reports that more pedestrians were illegally crossing tracks. Since January, five citations have been issued for illegal crossings. Three of those were in May when the Express Service began. The downtown Burbank station is one of Metrolink’s busiest, and is Metrolink’s second-busiest “destination” station, behind Union Station in downtown L.A. The priciest of the three safety options would involve eliminating the surface-level pedestrian crossing and installing a pedestrian underpass at a cost of $7 million.
April 4, 2009
CITY HALL — Aiming to address conflicts between pedestrians and bicyclists who share Chandler Bikeway, the City Council this week unanimously supported placing signs along the route asking cyclists to yield to pedestrians. But city leaders rejected a proposal that would have renamed the corridor Chandler Pathway, citing potential conflicts with Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which share ownership of the property. The council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to retain the name Chandler Bikeway for the two-mile passageway that stretches from Mariposa Street to the city border at Clybourn Avenue.
December 1, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A 72-year-old Burbank man stepped from a corner on Wednesday to cross the street at Buena Vista Street and Victory Boulevard, police said. That's when a 70-year-old man driving a 1988 Lincoln Towncar allegedly made a right turn from Victory Boulevard onto Buena Vista Street and struck the pedestrian, said Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor. The 72-year-old man hit by the Towncar suffered a fractured skull, while the driver said the sun blinded him as he made the turn, police said.
November 4, 2000
Jenna Bordelon SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- A crossing guard displayed an unusual fit of road rage when she whacked a passing car with her hand-held stop sign. The city guard, 33, whose name was not released, had just finished helping a group of people across Victory Boulevard at Alameda Avenue at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. When a woman in a 1996 Hyundai Accent tried to drive through the crosswalk, heading south onto Victory, police said the crossing guard smacked her stop sign against the passenger-side wheel well of the car. It left a good-sized dent, police said.
April 11, 2009
Chandler cyclists backed by law To deal with a small but vocal group of residents, the Burbank City Council recently adopted a plan to place signs along the Chandler Bikeway advising bicyclists to yield the right of way to pedestrians in bicycle lanes (“City approves Chandler signs,” April 4). Is the city begging for a lawsuit? Perhaps — and here’s why. The Chandler Bikeway is a California Class 1 Bikeway — mostly paid for with funds provided by the federal government and the state of California.
May 12, 2001
Lolita Harper MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Scott Masterson waved to a driver who was nice enough to stop for him as he crossed Olive Avenue at Fairview Street Wednesday for a midday coffee break. But not every driver was as courteous as the operator of the sedan that halted for him that afternoon. "Traffic is really busy around here," Masterson said. "Once you step off the curb, you should be careful -- and ready to run." It was the less-than-courteous drivers that the Burbank Police Motor Patrol cited during its pedestrian safety enforcement Wednesday.
October 2, 2009
Construction set for rest of week As part of the $47-million Caltrans project, road crews are tearing down the former Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge abutment and support wall along the Ventura (134) Freeway. Overnight construction is planned for 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the end of the week. Construction on the three-year project is expected to end next summer, with a series of detours planned to assist pedestrians and drivers. The California Department of Transportation last week opened the Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge and closed the Pass Avenue bridge as part of the next phase of construction.