- Traffic moves uninhibited at 40 MPH (official speed limit) or higher (unofficially) between Alaska and El Segundo Blvd., the stretch that includes the intersection with Utah. In other words, traffic does not slow or stop for the Utah intersection.
- Although the speed limit is reduced to 25 MPH at the slight curve south of Utah, it is the intersection with Alaska that has an all-way stop-sign. Clearly, it should have a stop sign. But then, so should the intersection with Utah.
- There's a full traffic signal south of Alaska at the Green Line Metro station parking lot. This traffic signal sees way less cross-traffic than Alaska or Utah. Plus, the speed limit is 25 MPH. The signal is warranted, of course, but whatever logic yields a signal at the Metro parking lot should yield a signal or stop at Utah.
Stop at Utah, please
I want El Segundo, California, to make it safe for pedestrians to cross Douglas Avenue at Utah. Currently, the intersection has an unprotected crosswalk at its south edge. Vehicles travel through the intersection at 40 MPH or higher during rush hours and have zero expectation of stopping. Pedestrians are infrequent on this street, so the few of us that do travel on foot use the intersection at great risk.I simply avoid crossing here. But I would prefer the intersection had an all-way stop or a traffic signal. It would be safer for me as a pedestrian, and I'd also argue it's safer for Utah traffic at rush-hour.If you live in El Segundo, you're probably aware that two separate Douglas streets were connected a few years ago. This upgrade made Douglas a well-needed additional north-south conduit for El Segundo traffic.Unfortunately, the traffic control on Douglas is chaotic. Notably:
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