Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"Corralitas Walk"

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 9, 2008. Corralitas Walk is adjacent to the 2 Freeway and the Red Car Property. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Corralitas Walk is a public walkway created in 1962 with the completion of the 2 Freeway in our neighborhood. Prior to the construction of the 2 Freeway, Corralitas Drive terminated at Allesandro Ave. to the south.

Via eminent domain for freeway construction, the State of California took our secondary means of vehicle access to Corralitas Drive, as well as many homes in the neighborhood. As mitigation, the City gave us Corralitas Walk: an unmarked, yet public walkway between Corralitas Drive and Allesandro Way at the south end of the Red Car Property. The walkway forms a vital pedestrian link to the Red Car Property and the rest of the neighborhood.