News release submitted by the City of Laguna Beach:
On December 12, 2012, the Laguna Beach Planning Commission will evaluate options for “complete streets” features on Glenneyre Street as outlined in a recent study prepared by the transportation consulting firm of Fehr & Peers. The options to be evaluated are crosswalk enhancements at all intersections and installation of bike lanes between Thalia Street and Calliope Street. To facilitate the bike lanes on this four lane section of Glenneyre, one travel lane in each direction would be eliminated. There would then be one travel lane in each direction and a two way left turn lane in the middle. Parking would not be impacted, although the reduction in travel lanes might create opportunities for added parking at some locations.
The transportation consulting firm of Fehr & Peers was retained by the City to conduct a study of Glenneyre Street to identify opportunities for “complete streets” enhancements to the pedestrian and bicycling environment. The Fehr & Peers report was presented to the Laguna Beach City Council on October 2, at which time the City Council directed that the study be forwarded to the Planning Commission for evaluation of the bike lanes between Thalia Street and Calliope Street, and the enhanced crosswalks at all intersections.
The Fehr and Peers report also included options for the section of Glenneyre Street between Park Avenue and Thalia Street. The options included bike lanes, removal of travel lanes, and installation of roundabouts at Park Avenue, Legion Street, and Cleo Street. These options were not referred to the Planning Commission but may be discussed at the meeting.
The Planning Commission meeting will be in the City Council Chambers at City Hall and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Notices of the meeting will be mailed to businesses and residents along Glenneyre Street. Comments on the proposals may be made in person at the public hearing or in writing to the Director of Public Works, City of Laguna Beach, 505 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. The staff report to the Planning Commission will be available for review at the Community Development Department one week before the Planning Commission meeting. The October staff report to the City Council and the Fehr & Peers report may be accessed at the City’s web site by clicking here and downloading the PDF file.
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