Harbor Blvd. Enhancements Presented Tuesday
Late Monday afternoon we received notification of a meeting Tuesday, August 16th, at which plans for "enhancements" of Harbor Boulevard between Wilson Street and 19th Street will be presented and input from the public will be solicited. Here's the complete text of the City message.
Please come and review conceptual plans of the proposed median improvements and landscape design and provide us with your valuable comments and suggestions.
Those not able to attend this meeting can submit written correspondence to the attention of Grant Anderson, Project Manager, City of Costa Mesa, 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, California, 92626 or email at: Grant.Anderson@costamesaca.gov. For further information, contact the Transportation Services Division at (714) 754-5343.
Well, I can tell you right now that the merchants will probably not be happy about this plan. Look at those two photos and imagine yourself trying to visit a business where making a left turn into a parking lot is impossible. This kind of "enhancement" on 17th Street has resulted in horrendous traffic problems due to the inadequacy of turn lanes.
DOESN'T MAKE SENSE
I'm constantly amazed that our traffic engineers are not charged with moving traffic, but rather, with slowing it down. How does that make any sense? Join me at the Neighborhood Community Center, 1645 Park Avenue, (Lions Park) from 6-7:30 to hear what the folks from The City have to say.