Published : Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 2:24 PM
Pasadena’s Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) will conduct a special meeting on Thursday, December 7, to discuss plans to enhance user safety at the Rose Bowl Loop and liability issues connected with those plans.
Plans for ensuring safety on, which consists of the roadways encircling the Rose Bowl stadium and the Brookside Golf Course, have been discussed over the past several years, especially since the Loop is used heavily as a recreational facility. It serves as a route for walkers, joggers, skaters, and bicyclists, while at the same time providing motorists with access to and around the Rose Bowl area.
The roadways that encircles the Rose Bowl and Brookside Golf Courses provide a valuable resource to the community. The innermost portion of the Loop is a dedicated walkway, separated by a four-foot wide painted barrier from the adjacent bicycle and vehicular traffic. Cyclists typically circulate the Loop in a clockwise direction, sharing a lane with vehicular traffic.
The Loop roadway system’s total length is about 3.10 miles. West Drive, Washington Boulevard, and Rosemont Avenue, which form the west, north, and east sides of the Loop, respectively, are considered to be park roads, while Seco Street on the south edge, and streets outside of the Loop, are considered to be city streets.
During Thursday’s meeting, the TAC will also receive updates on a Commissioner Orientation Program in which newly appointed members of the City’s advisory commissions usually participate in during the earlier months of their terms.
The TAC, which advises the City Council concerning policies affecting Pasadena’s transportation system, normally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and proximity of the December meeting to Christmas, November and December meetings were combined and set for Thursday.
The commission meets at the basement Grand Conference Room S038 at the Pasadena City Hall.