The North Lake Avenue Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Plan’s final conceptual design and the FAQ from the workshop was released by the City of Pasadena Monday.
The project is located on North Lake Avenue between Mountain and Maple Streets. It connects the neighborhoods north of the I-210 freeway with the Metro L (Gold) Line Lake Station and downtown Pasadena.
Through this project, the city aims to improve pedestrian and traffic safety along the 0.6 mile-long corridor that links downtown and the Gold Line Lake Station with the neighborhoods north of the I-210 freeway and Altadena.
The project will use public and stakeholder input to assess the safety and connectivity of all roadway users. The concept design, with cost estimation, was developed with feasible improvements supported by the community.
Along with community outreach, the project team has engaged in several efforts to understand the existing conditions of the project Corridor. Including examining and analyzing roadway characteristics, traffic volumes, and collisions.
North Lake Avenue is defined as a principal arterial in the city’s General Plan. It consists of two travel lanes in each direction, with a two-way left-turn lane or a raised median in the middle.
The roadway is heavily used by pedestrians and vehicles. It carries an average weekday daily vehicle volume of around 36,800. A few intersections along the corridor are among those with the highest crash frequencies in the City of Pasadena.
The project is consistent with the General Plans’ Mobility Element by designing intersections to provide a safe and efficient flow of vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles.