people don’t know that if the Toll Road connects to the 5 freeway the
TCA plans to extend managed toll lanes South to the San Diego County adding 2 more lanes to each side of the 5 freeway south to
the county line destroying even more of San Clemente. Let’s not allow this agency run amok destroy South Orange County for special interests
and lobbyists, the only ones to benefit.
At 5:00pm on April 16 2015 the Laguna Beach Public Works Department held a public workshop to disclose plans and to take public input for a sidewalk construction project from Dunning to Palm on Temple Hills Drive. A summary of public input and design Alternatives A-D were posted previously. The latest plans available were released May 2 2017 available from the city website. The roadway section proposed for Temple Hills Drive is shown below.
The proposed design ignores public concerns expressed in the public workshop, the design remains non-compliant with Complete Streets Policymandates.
UPDATE: Here is a protected sidewalk used in Seattle costing 1/3 that of conventional sidewalks. -LS
For the latest data available (2014) these are the highway safety rankings determined from traffic collisions resulting in injury and fatalities for Laguna Beach and its neighbor Dana Point (ranking system explained previously here). Notice that Laguna ranks far worse than Dana Point despite being neighbors and South Coast Highway common to both. From the California Office of Traffic Safety.
The next charts compare the contributors to traffic collisions for Dana Point and Laguna Beach, Laguna again ranks worse than Dana Point.
These charts show collision safety rankings and subsequent arrest when alcohol is involved, comparing Dana Point to Laguna Beach (updated).
These charts determine that:
Laguna's safety ranking is worse than Dana Point in all categories.
Laguna remains near the bottom in highway safety rankings for similar Cal cities.
The trend in Laguna's safety ranking is not improving since 2009
The trend in Dana Point safety ranking is declining since 2009
Alcohol is a major contributor to fatality and injury related collisions.
High vehicle speed is a major contributor to fatality and injury related collisions.
Driver impairment by any means leads to a decline in roadway safety.
January 1 recreational pot (Kif Kat edibles) will be legal in California.
How about a hands-free Kush Cake Pop, sure thing for California roads.