March 30, 2009

Bigger Menace: Screeching Tires or Skateboarders?

New TriangleTHE NEW $110,000 triangle at Dover, Glenfeliz and Valleybrink is designed to prevent vehicles from doing dangerous donuts in the middle of this 5-way residential intersection. Still under construction, the new triangular curb is already attracting another annoyance, according to an AVNC forum post: skateboarders.

Just wait till summer, when who knows whatall could happen here in the neighborhood's tiniest pocket park. Picnickers? Lemonade stands? Eric Garcetti for Governor rallies? Stay tuned.

6 comments:

Hyperion Volunteers said...

My question is: will it really prevent the donuts? You can still see the donut tire marks in the in intersection, with a comfortable margin from the new round-edged triangle. Hmmm....

Leonora Gershman said...

The triangle will prevent donuts because a car won't be able to gather up the speed to do a proper donut while avoiding the triangle. The city did extensive research on this corner, and they're confident that this is a safe and cost-effective and life-saving project.

Super said...

i like the gap for bicycles on the inner side.

jay said...

skateboarding is fun!

SStanard said...

RE: skateboarders. These are our neighborhood kids playing outside. Why is that a problem?

RE: Doughnuts. The original design went into the intersection about 3 feet deeper. Don't know how it got shorter. Still, the intersection will be safer I think.

RE: The gap. It's actually for drainage, but I like the bike idea!

Super said...

Haha... i rode through the gap on my bike and i thought... "cool !"... but yea it would make sense that it used for drainage !