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Alhambrans talk pedestrian safety

We asked Alhambra Source readers in September if they feel safe walking in Alhambra. The question was posed after two pedestrians were struck by a car in August while crossing Valley Boulevard at Monterey Street. The Alhambra Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety operation at the same intersection shortly after the accident, saying that this periodic regulation enforcement helps make Alhambra safer for pedestrians. We wanted to know if residents agreed.

Alhambra police during an October 2012 Pedestrian Decoy Operation | Photo by Joe Soong

We headed out to 1st and Main streets to chat with residents about walking in Alhambra. While some said they feel safe walking in areas with lighter traffic, most said they are extra careful on their feet. Elizabeth Gonzales, who lives on Electric Avenue, echoed the need for caution, especially against distracted driving. "I notice a lot of distractions, people on the phone," she said. "I think that's a big deal."

In an Alhambra Source poll, 33 of the 54 respondents said they feel unsafe walking in Alhambra. Many commented about drivers running stop signs or driving through crosswalks because of distracted or high-speed driving, nearly hitting pedestrians who were about to cross the street.

"I feel that when I'm out for a walk, I may not return home due to being a hit-and-run victim," wrote in an anonymous voter.

Other respondents to our poll identified dangerous intersections in Alhambra, such as Almansor Street and Norwood Plaza, 2nd Street and Linda Vista Avenue, and Alhambra Road and Marengo Avenue. And while some said regulation enforcement improves the awareness of drivers in the specific operation areas, most feel that more needs to be done to improve pedestrian safety in the city.

Listen to our audio interviews with residents below, then scroll down to check out what Alhambra Source readers had to say on our poll and Facebook. What do you think? Do you feel safe walking in Alhambra?

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