BOCA members have been documenting, in a number of ways, the traffic impacts on the Canyon from the sewer project PCH lane closures.

A particular focus has been the dangerous conditions on Ocean Avenue Extension, where downhill backups have spurred many drivers to pull into the uphill lane in order to speed onto Mabery.

A Canyon School dad and daughter cross the wide and dangerous intersection at Mabery - traffic backups caused by PCH construction have made the intersection more dangerous than ever.

A Canyon School dad and daughter cross the wide and dangerous intersection at Mabery - traffic backups caused by PCH construction have made the intersection more dangerous than ever.

The backups have also generated tremendous traffic spillovers onto the half-mile Mabery / Ocean Way loop. On some days the spillover has reached many hundreds of vehicles, often in convoys up to nine cars long. Many of these drivers, late and frustrated, speed down the loop to make up for perceived lost time. Under those conditions, the street has become dangerous for the residents of the 60+ homes along the loop.

Over the past three weeks since the closures began, BOCA's Traffic & Walkability Committee, under the leadership of Jona Frank and Adrienne Chandhok, have been documenting these conditions on video. With help from the staff of Canyon resident Sam Bayer, the video is being compiled and edited into a short film to share with Councilman Bonin's office and LADOT. The video will support BOCA and SMCCA's claims about the severity of the situation, and our call for action in the form of more uniformed police presence, reconfiguration of the Mabery intersection, and restored speed humps along the loop. Stay tuned - when the video is ready, we will post it online and link you to it.

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AuthorDoug Suisman