Signs warning motorists about pedestrian traffic needed on 101
Highway 101 in Northern California is a deadly highway. I think signs warning motorists of possible pedestrian cross traffic should be used near the Klamath townsite.
The townsite has a lot of pedestrian traffic. Combine the high pedestrian traffic with increased summertime tourist traffic and it becomes easy to see how some highway signage could help.
How much could a pair of signs cost? How many people have to die before something is done?
County supervisors' Hwy. 197 plans don't consider motorists
All along I thought you supervisors were paid by us to work for us.
The recent election also reinforced that concept, but there must be
something wrong with that expectation. You supervisors seem to have a
different plan to work for the trucking companies and the road builders
while we pay.
Of course you know that I recently sent each of you an e-mail
containing the following question: "How do you feel about the present
Caltrans work in changing Highway 197 to be able to allow STAA trucks
pulling a trailer at the present speed of 55 mph with the result that we
would face being killed each time we used our driveway to get on
About three years ago, according to the Triplicate, all five of you
supervisors voted yes! This was contrary to the fact that I had given
them feedback explaining that what they were doing wasn't working and
told them what would and published articles in the Triplicate to that
effect. Now I see that the Del Norte County supervisors are a part of
This is the way the local Caltrans has operated as long as I have
known them. What a contrast with the Caltrans in my voting city, Los
Angeles. There they improve roads at the drop of the hat and do it
Our Caltrans, even to this day, has not commented on my notarized
letter to it years ago where I pointed out that what they were doing to
Highway 197 was wrong and stated a better plan, which everyone who was
home when I canvassed them, signed the back of the sheet. The back of
the sheet was covered. That is what Caltrans and the supervisors have
been ignoring all these years.