I recently posted a somewhat tongue-in-cheek entry about the stop sign that was just installed on Overland. Designed to slow traffic down on it’s path to and from the 10 Freeway, the stop sign is apparently part of a battle being waged by residents of the neighborhood to prevent the proposed widening of the road. Proponents of the widening argue that the route is overloaded with vehicles using the route as a pipeline. Local residents argue that people already drive too fast and recklessly on Overland and widening it would only make things worse. I joked that the stop sign was slowing down my shortcut. I followed the TrackBack ping that Mack Reed from LAVoice sent to my entry to find that the issue is not at all a laughing matter. As the father of a one-year old, I can appreciate the fight that the residents of that neighborhood are fighting.
And from now on, I’ll take it a little slower as I make my way to and from the 10 Freeway.