The Traffic Committee of the Palisades Residents Association was formed to assure that our community speaks with one voice advising the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LA DOT) what is needed to improve the traffic challenges caused by the recent landslide on Paseo Del Mar.
The document below describes our current recommendations.
If you have any comments, we would like to have them before we submit the final version to the DOT on Monday, October 24th. You can e-mail them to Michael Browne at: MBROWNE@TorranceCA.gov
Thanks for your interest and participation.
Chair, Traffic Committee
Palisades Residents Association
Paseo Del Mar | Closure
PRA Traffic and Signage Team
revised 17 October 2011
Minimize non-resident traffic flow with early, clear and frequent notification of road closure
- Inadequate signage to notify non-residents as they are entering the neighborhood regarding the closure of Paseo Del Mar.
- Unsafe U-turn movements at the dead end of Paseo Del Mar and Weymouth.
- Unsafe traffic flow onto Weymouth from excessive non-resident traffic.
- Increased non-resident traffic on other neighborhood streets (i.e. Walker, Alma, Patton and 37th Street.)
- Increase Signage
– Large ‘ Road Closed Ahead’ / ‘Local Access Only’ / ‘No Thru Traffic’ signs on Paseo del Mar at Gaffey, Roxbury and Barbara; and at 25th Street and Western.
– ‘Local Access Only ‘ signs on 25th street at Patton and Alma
– ‘Dead End’ sign on Paseo Del Mar at Jackstadt and Barbara
– Large ‘No Coastal Access’, ‘No Access to Western’ and No access to Royal Palms’ signs on Paseo Del Mar at Gaffey, Roxbury and Barbara
– Place ‘Detour’ signs at Gaffey and 25th offering a route to Western and Royal Palms via 25th”
– Do NOT place ‘Detour’ signs on Paseo Del Mar offering an alternative route.
- Barricades / K-rails
– Place barricades or K-rails and planters at Paseo Del Mar and Weymouth so vehicles can’t make an unsafe U-turn on Paseo, but still allowing access on northbound Weymouth
– Convert the intersection at Paseo Del Mar and Barbara into a round-about allowing traffic to make a safe u-turn. The round-about would also slow down traffic sufficiently to allow for the elimination of the stop signs on Paseo Del Mar at Barbara.
Long Term Recommendations:
- Declassify Paseo Del Mar as a secondary highway
- Remove bike lanes along the length of Paseo Del Mar from Roxbury to Weymouth
- Contact GPS mapping providers (i.e. Google / Yahoo) and advise of closure on Paseo Del Mar
- Mark the entrance to the neighborhood at Roxbury and Paseo Del Mar with distinctive road striping and enriched paving strips