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As of this month, I have lived six years between two of the most dangerous streets in Pasadena: Del Mar Boulevard and Cordova Street.
By Jonathan Levy
I cannot begin to recall how often during that time that I have heard horns sound and tires screech just moments before the inevitable reverberating crunch of cars colliding.
Downtown Pasadena is unique to the region in that everything a person needs to live–access to restaurants; grocery stores, retail and public transit—are within a short distance. This area should be a pedestrian’s paradise. As an avid runner, walker and urban cyclist, I cross those two street several times a week without the protection of cross walks, signals or street lamps. Fortunately, I have not had any close calls, due almost entirely to my vigilance.
Del Mar always will be a wide-lane, fast-paced boulevard because it is a major vehicular artery. Cordova, however, is…(Read full article by subscribing here)
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Jonathan Levy is a long-time resident of Pasadena. He’s an environmental consultant focused in the waste industry and an advocate for the zero waste lifestyle. He can be reached at his website.
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