The group has three years' worth of photos and videos showing dangerous conditions for kids there, she wrote, but the safety problems have gotten worse since construction started on Caltrans' project to rebuild the U.S. 101/Willow Road overpass.
During construction, Caltrans is running a 24-hour shuttle bus to drive pedestrians and cyclists back and forth across the interchange. But, Ms. Shanson wrote, "We've heard that the shuttle service is inadequate and slow. We know kids don't wait."
"The pedestrian overpass near Ringwood Avenue and Van Buren Road over 101 is inconvenient for pedestrians and not monitored," she added. "We'd like to help explore solutions since this construction is due to last for months to come."
She said Caltrans spokesperson Jeff Weiss told the group that the agency responded by sending out a traffic and safety engineer to monitor the site on March 1.
When completed, the new overpass will have a pedestrian crossing and protected bike lanes, according to project designs.
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