Hermosa Beach traffic circle to circle back [Updated]

by Kevin Cody

A recently installed, mini traffic circle on Prospect Avenue, at 10th Street, in Hermosa Beach, was removed prior to the Memorial Day weekend to “reassess the design,” according to a Hermosa Beach city statement, released this week. The traffic circle will be reinstalled this week, or next, with some design changes, the city statement said.

The traffic circle, and new curb extensions on Prospect, at 9th, 14th and 15th streets, are part of the Safer Prospect demonstration project. The project was approved by the City Council in March, in an effort to slow traffic and make pedestrian crossings safer.

Feedback from residents who responded to a city survey about Safer Prospect was generally negative. 

“Overkill,” wrote one resident. 

“Looking for a problem to solve to justify the money you [the city] have been granted to spend,” another resident argued.

 

Hermosa Beach plans to reinstall a small traffic circle on Prospect Avenue, at 10th Street

But some responses were supportive of the changes. “It’s not a matter of money. It is a matter of protecting walkers like me, especially walkers who do not cross the street quickly,” a presumably older resident wrote.

For more information, or to submit comments about the traffic changes, visit ASaferProspect.com. ER

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