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Jerome Fraillon over 1 year ago
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The traffic coming and leaving Hermosa on Gould is becoming worse and worse as the years go by during heavy traffic times.

There are 2 specific intersections which are slow, dangerous, and confusing to most drivers.

  1. The intersection of Gould and consecutively Ardmore and Valley (if going East-West): The traffic backs up for 200 yards in the evening in all directions of this intersection. It backs up almost all the way to Morningside in the mornings.
  2. Gould/27th and Manhattan Avenue: This 5 way intersection is really confusing to most drivers. It creates unnecessary honking and frustration.

Both of these intersections should be considered for a revamp using a roundabout each. Roundabouts help keep the traffic flowing and work extremely well all over Europe (and they have much tighter streets than we do).

The argument against a round about on Valley is the walkers/runners need to be able to cross Gould. That could be solved by putting an automated crossing light just like the ones we have on Pier Avenue which work really well.

I understand that the Gould - Valley intersection was just revamped, but the work didn't sold the traffic issue.

Traffic has been cited at the #1 complaint from Angelinos.

I understand the City compromised with the shop owners to only have street fairs twice a year. However, the St. Pat's parade was always more enjoyable and attracted more people when combined with the street fair.

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The City generally seems in favor of supporting ways for residents to get around town by means other than by car. Having accessible sidewalks should be a fundamental part of this effort. Unfortunately, being on foot of any number of streets in the city (Manhattan Ave, Monterey Blvd, and nearly any east/west street east of Valley) means snaking around obstructions and often walking into the street to avoid cars parked in driveways extending well into the sidewalk.

Some cities have provided smartphone-based 311 apps to report violations and make enforcement requests. Perhaps Hermosa Beach should consider something similar. Or at the very least, have parking enforcement step up its enforcement efforts.

After all, what good is a beautiful, walkable beach town if you can't actually walk it?

Leo Barker almost 2 years ago

Repaint all the red curbs throughout the city so that a)they can be seen and b) they can be enforced and c)become a source of revenue for the city

The sidewalks along Pier and Hermosa Avenues are totally disgusting and need to be powerwashed/sanitized every week. Because of the amount of thowup, takeout food and urine clearly visible on these streets; we should be able to have the bars downtown pay for this much needed service

Amy Murphy about 2 years ago

Would like the sidewalks to be cleaned periodically, more so than the streets. The oil/tar from the telephone poles is everywhere and gets tracked in from shoes and pets.

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New plants

Jimothy Pumper over 2 years ago

With every illnes out there right now I don't want to get any of them. I have been using the crosswalk buttons for many years but I don't want to touch them anymore for fear of getting sick. My suggestion is that we make new cross walks that are voice activated. On my phone I can speak to google and it will do things surely we can do the same with cross walks. Thanks and God Bless!

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Idea: Leaf Blowers

Debra Cucci almost 3 years ago

I think we should outlaw leaf blowers in HB. Or at least limit their use to one or two days each week. In my neighborhood there are gardeners using leaf blowers Monday through Friday AND SATURDAY, all hours from 8:00 am until 7:00 (in summertime). Very few of us have so many trees on our property that the leaf blowers are truly necessary. How can we get this in front of City Council?

It seems everyday there is an old property being torn down to make way for a new one. I am all for developing and renovation, however many of our beautiful houses are being demolished for investors to come in and build spec homes. Is there a historic register of houses? How can we protect these houses? And how can we honor them?