Santa Monica focused comings and goings interspersed with the occasional humble (or not) opinion about politics, life, ideas, suggestions peppered with photos.
Laying Down on the Job
The Santa Monica Easy
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Walking Santa Monica
Today and every day for the past 5 years this kind of impediment to Santa Monica pedestrians in the targeted "redevelopment" area of Santa Monica (where most of the pedestrian traffic ambulates) pop up and stay up for weeks. The signs are not at intersections, they are in the middle of the block and -- in my opinion -- are probably controlled by the construction company which is under no obligation to assure pedestrians -- who've walked three-quarters of a block by the time they've reached the sign -- safe passage to the intersection. For someone in a wheelchair or using a walker, this is a real inconvenience for them as well as the unaided pedestrian. Just another example of how pedestrian traffic is disenfranchised and disregarded by the Santa Monica decision makers.