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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 18, 2005
Business traffic trumps better traffic flow I found Talbert Kanigher's Community Commentary about Burbank's traffic congestion very enlightening ("Something has to be done to relax traffic," May 14-15). According to him, a lot of our traffic problems are being caused by non-Burbank residents coming into our city to shop. That's definitely part of the problem, to be sure. However, I respectfully disagree with his solution, which is to carpool. Sorry, but people in Los Angeles are never going to give up their cars, even once a week for carpool purposes.