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Old 06-25-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Isn't the speed limit on it 50 or 55?

Anyway, I think that freeway should be the driving test for DMV. If people can't properly navigate it...no drivers license, or one restricted to street driving only.
Yes, the speed limit is 55 mph or lower depending on the curves. It was laid out when 55mph was considered the safest speed. That doesn't mean people drive at that speed. There have been accidents where cars have actually slipped into the Arroyo. Maybe that is why Cal-Trans is building new walls.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:07 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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I think that freeway should be the driving test for DMV. If people can't properly navigate it...no drivers license...
When we were getting our learner's permits (back when every public high school student took driver's ed as part of health class), our driver's ed teachers taught us to drive on the Pasadena freeway. They told us that if we could drive that, we could drive anything.

It's the oldest freeway in California; it was originally called a "parkway."
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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Are they going to do anything about the 20' long merging lanes and 90 degree off-ramps?
Hey! That's what makes it an E-ticket.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:36 PM
 
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When we were getting our learner's permits (back when every public high school student took driver's ed as part of health class), our driver's ed teachers taught us to drive on the Pasadena freeway. They told us that if we could drive that, we could drive anything.
My wife's driving instructor took her to LAX on the same theory.
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Isn't the speed limit on it 50 or 55?

Anyway, I think that freeway should be the driving test for DMV. If people can't properly navigate it...no drivers license, or one restricted to street driving only.
love that idea. You know, when one is raised with something they see it differently. Except for the entering and exiting we never thought much about it. We drove it all the time and took it for granted.

Nita
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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When we were getting our learner's permits (back when every public high school student took driver's ed as part of health class), our driver's ed teachers taught us to drive on the Pasadena freeway. They told us that if we could drive that, we could drive anything.

It's the oldest freeway in California; it was originally called a "parkway."
I think it is among the oldest in the country and yes it was called the parkeay, before that it was the speedway.

Nita
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Old 06-25-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Without using google, or any other resource for an answer, who do you think, or know, put up the lion's share of the money to originally build California's first freeway?
Bob.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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Without using google, or any other resource for an answer, who do you think, or know, put up the lion's share of the money to originally build California's first freeway?
Bob.
A tire manufacturer.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I think it is among the oldest in the country and yes it was called the parkeay, before that it was the speedway.

Nita
I think they use the term "parkways" for highways in the East. And Arroyo Parkway continues as a blvd in Pasadena from where the freeways ends all the way to Colorado Blvd.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Did anyone take part in 'ArroyoFest' in 2003? They blocked off vehicle access north of the 5 and opened up the parkway for bikes and pedestrians, all day long. It was fantastic. It was a foggy day, quiet and peaceful. Wonder if they'll do that again.

The link below is from a KCET special on the event.


YouTube - Arroyofest feature on KCET

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