Published : Saturday, February 3, 2018 | 9:46 PM
The City of Pasadena’s Department of Transportation has contracted with The Arroyo Group, a Pasadena-based planning and urban design firm, to perform traffic analysis on Orange Grove Blvd. and conduct public outreach activities for a potential reconfiguration project that would change two-lane travel to one travel lane in each direction, a two-way left turn lane and the addition of buffered bike lanes.
An announcement in the City Manager’s Newsletter said the entire east-west portion of the street, from Lincoln to Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, will be evaluated in the traffic analysis.
Public outreach and near-term restriping is currently only envisioned from Lake Avenue to Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, the announcement said.
The Arroyo Group may also involve its sub-consultants Iteris, Hunt Design and Productivity Consulting, the announcement said.
According to Transportation Director Frederick Dock, The Arroyo Group expects to conduct two public meetings in March to present the results of the traffic analysis, which will include estimated speed reductions and the amount of potential additional motorist delay.
They will also show graphic depictions of what the street will look like once the reconfiguration is completed, its benefits to livability, health and other items.
The Arroyo Group team will be reaching out to Council District Liaisons to coordinate and schedule these meetings, Dock said. The Group also plans to set up a project website, hosted by the City, to increase awareness about the project and encourage attendance at the meetings.
The website will inform the public that the corridor is under study and will provide the results of the traffic analysis.
Dock said pedestrian scaled signs will go up along Orange Grove Boulevard and flyers will be placed in public places, sent to all residents within 500 feet of the corridor, neighborhood groups, schools, and community groups.
The Arroyo Group team will also conduct a door-to-door survey among Orange Grove Boulevard homeowners and other street users.
For updates about the project, visit the Transportation Department webpage, www.cityofpasadena.net/transportation.