Tuesday, November 30, 2010

2 Freeway Terminus Redesign:
Sound Walls Part 5, Allesandro St.

Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 1, 2009. (Click on photos to enlarge.) Allesandro St. will lose all of the trees in exchange for a 12-16' sound wall between Glendale Blvd and Rosebud/Sunflower.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 1, 2009. Sound walls will also create a very dark street at night. Allesandro has very few street lights. Much of the light on Allesandro comes from the lights on the 2 Freeway. 12-16' sound walls will only block light from the freeway.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, July 1, 2009. Throughout the multi-year process I pointed to the lack of real sidewalks, let alone ADA accessible sidewalks on both sides of the 2 Freeway. Currently, there is a narrow strip of uneven asphalt contained in a curb on both sides of the 2 Freeway. There are bus stops and affordable housing for the disabled on Allesandro, yet the plan still does not include ADA accessible sidewalks. It seems CalTrans is ignoring the lawsuit settlement that requires them to build ADA accessible sidewalks adjacent to their improvement projects.
Community Meeting
State Route 2 Freeway Terminus "Improvement" Project
Tonight, November 30, 2010
Mayberry Elementary School
Multi-Purpose Room
2414 Mayberry St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026