Thank you for your interest in making your street a slower street. This temporary program was a response to the COVID related travel changes. We are no longer providing Slow Streets signs. Launched in response to COVID to allow for greater social distancing while out, these signs worked best while we were taking so many neighborhood-focused walks and bike rides that we often needed to walk and roll into the street in order to give each other a respectful amount of space. The Slow Streets program, however, is only as effective as Pasadenans on foot, bike, or behind the wheel made it. With Pasadena travel patterns having returned to pre-pandemic levels, we found that motorists became less observant of the signs and the effectiveness of the program greatly diminished.
We understand that excessive speeds and inconsiderate driving in our neighborhoods are still a concern. More robust traffic calming measures can be investigated by Department of Transportation staff by request. The best way to reach us about any issue, whether it’s a cracked sidewalk, overgrown tree, or how your street can get speed humps, is through the City’s Citizen Service Center. The Pasadena Citizen Service Center can be reached online at http://www.cityofpasadena.net/citizen-service-center/ or via the telephone at (626) 744-7311.
As we all readjust to our daily routines, let’s remember to watch out for one another by driving safely. Thank you again for helping make Pasadena a safer place.