Council District 14, the office of Councilmember Huizar, currently has a survey open to capture your thoughts on Verdugo Road in Glassell Park.
Please submit a survey to let our local representative know how you feel, and to let them know you want to see positive change in the community. Let’s ask that they do something about the speeding cars on Verdugo Road, so the neighborhood can be friendlier for all who walk, run, bike and drive here.
Survey here: Verdugo Road Improvements Survey
There are 2 important meetings coming up hosted by the Glassell Park Improvement Association where you can learn more about the proposed changes for Verdugo Road (and Fletcher Drive, as well)!
While we started this conversation around Verdugo, Fletcher Drive is another local street on which cars drive dangerously fast, in an area with many bike commuters and lots of people walking to the nearby elementary school.
Happily, there is a plan to make Fletcher Drive more accessible for all! You can attend a meeting to hear about the proposal & more info can be found here: http://www.gp90065.org/#!CD13-Fletcher-Streetscape/olwtq/57202a9f0cf269c350f0fc96
Fletcher Drive meeting- May 12, 7pm at Glassell Park Senior Center
As for Verdugo Road’s safety improvements, there will be a workshop to go over the streetscape changes: https://www.facebook.com/events/581480195353971/
Verdugo Road workshop- May 19, 7pm at Glassell Park Senior Center
Community outreach is important and I hope you will attend either or both of these meetings, or share this info with neighbors. Thanks for your support of safer streets!
Here are the email addresses where you can send your support for a safer Verdugo:
SUBJECT: Support for a Safer Verdugo Road
Here is the sample letter (feel free to add your personal experiences!):
Dear Councilmember Huizar and staff,
I am a resident of Northeast Los Angeles and I travel on Verdugo Road. I am uncomfortable with the current road conditions that allow for excessive speeding. There have been many collisions on this street and I want to see Verdugo made safer for those who drive, bike and walk here.
I am writing to show my support for safety enhancements on Verdugo Road from Eagle Rock Boulevard to the Glendale City border, including provisions such as:
- conversion of travel lane into bike and center-turn lanes
- more visible crosswalks
- sidewalk repairs and extensions
- intersection enhancements
- bus stop lighting
Your Name Here