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By John Gaskill | November 5, 2008
I suggest that Pamela Lang’s recent call in this space for a speed limit on the Chandler Bikeway (“Bikeway needs a speed limit,” Community Commentary, Oct. 15) represents a mistaken understanding of what the bike path is about and what it may do for us all in the longer run. The bikeway is not a sidewalk, even though it looks like one. It is illegal to ride a bicycle on many city sidewalks in Burbank. Sidewalks are reserved for pedestrians. The bikeway is for bicycles, tricycles, unicycles and other person-powered means of wheeled transit.
NEWS
September 18, 2004
HOUSING ORDINANCE PASSED WHAT HAPPENED The council adopted an interim ordinance on standards for single-family homes. WHAT IT MEANS New and remodeled single-family homes will be restricted to a height of 22 feet, and a floor area ratio of .45 that limits, for example, a house to 4,500 square feet, including additional floors, on a 10,000-square-foot lot. The interim ordinance will expire in 45 ...
NEWS
October 22, 2008
Chandler bicyclists aren’t to blame As a longtime Burbank resident and regular user of the Chandler Bikeway, I was shocked at the Community Commentary by Pamela Lang (“Bikeway needs a speed limit,” Oct. 15) suggesting a “speed limit.” Having regularly traveled the bikeway, I can safely say I have not encountered any traffic problems. In fact, it has been the opposite, with bikers always being courteous and giving advanced warning of their approach to pedestrians.
NEWS
October 10, 2001
Ryan Carter MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- On any given day, residents who live on Lincoln Street near Alameda Avenue say drivers distracted by cell-phone conversations and preparing their to-do lists cut through their small street to get to the surrounding dense commercial hubs. After four years of surveys and improvements, city traffic- engineering officials are hoping Lincoln Street and its surrounding neighborhoods are now safe from the dangers of those cut-through drivers.
NEWS
May 29, 2002
I couldn't agree more with Tom Dahl's letter (May 25) about the trials and tribulations of navigating the streets of Burbank. Something has changed from just a few years ago, when one could travel up or down Hollywood Way, Burbank Boulevard or virtually any major street and hit all green lights while maintaining the speed limit. Now, every single light you arrive at is always red, adding not only to your commute time but also to the amount of pollution spewing all over Burbank from stop-and-go traffic.
LOCAL
October 11, 2006
Woman killed when car hits light post A 24-year-old Burbank woman was killed Sunday evening when she crashed her car into a light post on the corner of Western Avenue and Lake Street just after 9 p.m., Glendale Police Officer John Balian said. Claudia Chammas was headed south on Western approaching Lake when she swerved to avoid a car waiting at a red light at the intersection and hit the post, Balian said. Chammas died on impact when her 2006 Toyota Corolla hit the post at nearly 60 mph, he said.
NEWS
February 28, 2014
Our Rancho neighborhood has new street signs throughout ("Caution Horses") and although they are nice and possibly necessary, I have a couple of questions. Will the motorists that drive through our neighborhood pay any more attention to these signs than they do to the existing speed limit and stop signs? Couldn't the funds have been used more wisely on repairing the potholes/trenches that continue to deteriorate our streets? If our streets were repaired we wouldn't have to worry as much about the twisted ankles, skinned knees etc. to the children, adults, dogs, and horses that enjoy running, walking and riding through our beautiful streets.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | May 9, 2009
NORTH LOS ANGELES — Speeding motorists have crashed into Fritz Friedman’s home two times in the past six months. No one was in front of his home during the crashes, but he wants something to be done to cut down on speeding. “I know there is no immediate solution,” he said. Assemblyman Paul Krekorian on Thursday made a public push for his Safe Streets Bill in a bid to solve the very speeding problem that Friedman — who joined the assemblyman at the event — has been confronted with twice already.
NEWS
May 17, 2008
The time to crack down on speeders in Glendale and Burbank is long overdue. Many have rightly asked how many must be injured or killed before we find a way to stop the reckless driving we see on our streets every day. A bill that Assemblyman Paul Krekorian is proposing may not stop the fatal phenomenon, but it is a step in the right direction. Krekorian’s legislation would double the penalty points for drivers who are caught going more than 26 mph over the posted speed limit, putting these reckless drivers on a faster track to a suspended license.
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NEWS
February 28, 2014
Our Rancho neighborhood has new street signs throughout ("Caution Horses") and although they are nice and possibly necessary, I have a couple of questions. Will the motorists that drive through our neighborhood pay any more attention to these signs than they do to the existing speed limit and stop signs? Couldn't the funds have been used more wisely on repairing the potholes/trenches that continue to deteriorate our streets? If our streets were repaired we wouldn't have to worry as much about the twisted ankles, skinned knees etc. to the children, adults, dogs, and horses that enjoy running, walking and riding through our beautiful streets.
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NEWS
June 19, 2010
I am sick of reading all the garbage about crossing a street in an unmarked area. Hello, this is called jaywalking — always has been, and it deserves a ticket. Why do the people in Glendale and Burbank feel we all must bow down and change the laws so they can do whatever pleases them? Give tickets to every one of them, period. "I am disabled" — what a lame excuse! Take a cab, bus or ride in your family's car. Jaywalking should be enforced for everyone, no excuses.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | August 1, 2009
CITY HALL ? After a series of false starts, the City Council voted this week to increase speed limits on Lincoln Street, Olive Avenue and Scott Road in an effort to maintain radar and laser enforcement on the three thoroughfares. The council on Tuesday voted 4 to 1 to increase speed limits on Lincoln Street between Empire Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard from 30 to 35 mph; Olive Avenue between Glenoaks Boulevard and First Street from 25 to 30 mph; and Scott Road between Glenoaks Boulevard and Kenneth Road from 25 to 30 mph. Speed limits, determined by the Public Works Department and Burbank Police Department, are based on street conditions and prevailing traffic speeds, traffic engineer Ken Johnson said.
FEATURES
July 25, 2009
In a recent published letter by Claudia Bonis, she expressed her extreme confidence in the competence of city staff communicating reports to the council when issues are to be decided. The tone of her letter seemed to convey exasperation with public criticism of the council each week. During the council meeting July 7, Councilman David Gordon asked questions to find out what level in staff decided whether or not there was enough attention paid to environmental impact attendant with new projects.
FEATURES
May 20, 2009
Teens need to think of consequences Speeding vehicles in Glendale and Burbank have grown dramatically in recent months due to more and more teenagers getting behind the wheels. Their parents buy them new and expensive vehicles after they get their driver licenses. Those teenagers take having a new vehicle for granted and begin driving fast on Glendale-Burbank streets without thinking of having a horrible accident or running over a pedestrian. In recent years, Glendale has been placed on the 15th most dangerous cities in California for pedestrians and motorcyclists.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | May 9, 2009
NORTH LOS ANGELES — Speeding motorists have crashed into Fritz Friedman’s home two times in the past six months. No one was in front of his home during the crashes, but he wants something to be done to cut down on speeding. “I know there is no immediate solution,” he said. Assemblyman Paul Krekorian on Thursday made a public push for his Safe Streets Bill in a bid to solve the very speeding problem that Friedman — who joined the assemblyman at the event — has been confronted with twice already.
NEWS
By John Gaskill | November 5, 2008
I suggest that Pamela Lang’s recent call in this space for a speed limit on the Chandler Bikeway (“Bikeway needs a speed limit,” Community Commentary, Oct. 15) represents a mistaken understanding of what the bike path is about and what it may do for us all in the longer run. The bikeway is not a sidewalk, even though it looks like one. It is illegal to ride a bicycle on many city sidewalks in Burbank. Sidewalks are reserved for pedestrians. The bikeway is for bicycles, tricycles, unicycles and other person-powered means of wheeled transit.
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