Wednesday, June 25, 2008 | Coates is really terrific to bring this up. As a resident of North Park since 1974, I have seen no less that 5 mishaps on Pershing Avenue per month on average … so something is really wrong here!
The solution? First of all: a cement bike barrier needs to separate the foot traffic and riders from the drivers. Drivers speed down the hill and can’t see what is in front of them as Pershing curves, so joggers and bikers are at risk.
Second: That idiotic configuration where Redwood Street, meets Pershing has to be reworked again. It is dangerous and visibility is next to none.
And finally: A traffic light needs to be installed to midway between Upas and the I-5 Entrance. This will force drivers to slow down and stop the motor cross racing that goes on at night. Yes, it won’t be fun to tear down Pershing Avenue any more, but that’s just too bad!