On January 8th 2013 a woman was struck by a northbound vehicle and killed and in December 2012 a cyclist was killed by a southbound vehicle.
A year ago I was told that these two incidents happening in the same location and so close together in time was a coincidence. Now there is this new death. It's time to think about the design of S. Palm Canyon Drive.
State Highway 111 was routed along Vista Chino years ago but the road layout through our neighborhood has not been modified since. It is time this was given some thought to make traffic along the street slower and the whole environment safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
Assistant City Manager Marcus Fuller is reported in the Desert Sun to be considering whether street lighting needs to be installed. This would be only a small part of what we have in mind for the roadway.