Rosemont Avenue Neighborhood Traffic Management Program

Project Overview

The Rosemont Avenue Neighborhood Traffic Management Program is a project intended to improve pedestrian accessibility and calm traffic for the section of Rosemont Avenue between Seco Street and Orange Grove Boulevard. This Neighborhood Traffic Management Plan came about as a result of past community concern. This section of Rosemont Avenue is a two-lane collector fronting a residential community that also serves as one of the handful of primary access roads to the Rose Bowl Stadium.

Rosemont Avenue

Identified in the City’s 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Project (CIP) list and consistent with the General Plan’s Mobility Element to design intersections for safe and efficient flows of vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles, the Project consists of the preparation of a concept study, including outreach, to develop pedestrian safety and connectivity enhancements along Rosemont Avenue between Orange Grove Boulevard and Seco Street. The result of this Project is to provide community-supported conceptual designs for future safety enhancements.

Goals & Objectives

  • Involve the community and stakeholders to identify project needs and concerns.
  • Enhance the safety and walkability of this neighborhood street and important special event access to the Rose Bowl area.
  • Establish feasible recommendations for the City to implement based on the above feedback, and develop conceptual plans, renderings, and cost estimates for their implementation.

Process Overview

The Rosemont Avenue Neighborhood Traffic Management Program is a Rosemont Avenue focused process that has been used effectively in neighborhoods throughout the City to develop effective and appropriate traffic safety improvements. This improvement development process relies heavily on community participation and input. This flow chart details this process.

Project Timeline and Milestones:

  • Community Outreach and Input: June 2020
  • Feasibility Analysis, Conceptual Plans, and Cost Estimates: July-August 2020
  • Public Presentation and Survey: September 2020

Current Conditions

The exhibit below is a snapshot of the current conditions along the corridor between Orange Grove Boulevard and Seco Street.

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Field Observations

The exhibit below provides initial observations of possible challenges and conflict points for pedestrians along the corridor between Orange Grove Boulevard and Seco Street.  Observations were taken along Rosemont Avenue at Orange Grove Boulevard, Prospect Square, Scott Place, Bellmore Way, Fremont Drive, Prospect Terrace, and Seco Street.  These observations make no conclusions about possible solutions and/or treatments in the project area.  Input from residents, Pasadena Department of Transportation, Pasadena Police Department, and the Rose Bowl Operating Company are important to determine and prioritize necessary improvements to make walking in the area more comfortable for everyday and special events conditions.

The configuration of Rosemont Avenue and the need to accommodate its many users present unique challenges. Rosemont Avenue is part of the Rose Bowl Loop, a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail that is accessible year-round.  Rosemont Avenue also experiences heavy pedestrian traffic on Rose Bowl Stadium event days.  However, Rosemont Avenue does not have a continuous sidewalk along the north side of the street, nor accessible curb ramps on the north and south sides of the street. Rosemont Avenue has roadway widths typically in the range of 50 to 58 feet, although in some areas, the roadway widens to slightly over 70 feet. At the intersection of Rosemont Avenue and Seco Street, four pork chop islands further reduce the accessibility of this path to the newly constructed multi-use path of the Rose Bowl. Other key issues and considerations include, but are not limited to:

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Public Comments

This form is now closed for submissions. Comments were accepted until July 10, 2020