Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Riverside Terrace & Silver Lake Ave: City Workers Removed "One Way" Street Sign

Photo: Jonathan Vandiveer, August 1, 2012.  A Red Car Property neighbor emailed me saying, this morning, they'd witnessed a City work crew removing the "One Way" street sign from the intersection of Riverside Terrace and Silver Lake Ave, behind Allesandro Elementary School.  (Click on photos to enlarge.) 
Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 2, 2011.  The "One Way" sign is critical when school is in session. 

Riverside Terrace is about 14' wide at the intersection of Silver Lake Ave.  When school is in session parking is at a premium and mayhem ensues as parents drive around the back of the school to drop off kids in a very crowded residential neighborhood with limited street access.

Before receiving the email sent by the witness, I happened to be walking the neighborhood with two of CD13 City Councilmember Eric Garcetti's deputies (and another neighbor).  While I pointed out issues with this substandard intersection, Ryan Carpio, Silver Lake deputy, noticed the sign was missing.  I asked Carpio to please get it replaced ASAP.  I also forwarded to Carpio the email from the neighbor who witnessed the City crew removing the sign this morning.

Another neighbor emailed, "There is no room for two-way traffic on this street. It is bad enough in the morning with the traffic that is created due to children being dropped off at the school gate." 

Why would the City remove a sign critical to public safety, adjacent to a school?  Neighbors from Silver Lake Ave & Riverside Place will be following up.