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Old 06-24-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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The storied roadway is receiving new lighting, an improved center divider and decorative low walls along its shoulders. And to commemorate the changes, the California Department of Transportation has decided to rechristen the Pasadena Freeway back to its old name: The Arroyo Seco Parkway.
Arroyo Seco; Los Angeles freeway: Pasadena Freeway gets a new look and a new name - latimes.com

Thank goodness. This poor old freeway always seemed dangerous to me. It's interesting to look at the design from a historical standpoint, but with today's level of traffic, it was extremely outdated.
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:24 PM
 
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Are they going to do anything about the 20' long merging lanes and 90 degree off-ramps?
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Old 06-24-2010, 10:50 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I hate that fre... parkway.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:08 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Are they going to do anything about the 20' long merging lanes and 90 degree off-ramps?
But those things are part of the parkway's...uh...charm, right?
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I always thought that it was cool to drive on. Nice and cozy. LOL
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Are they going to do anything about the 20' long merging lanes and 90 degree off-ramps?
No, the freeway structure is staying the same. The only changes are cosmetic and returning to the old name of "Arroyo Seco Parkway." I know the freeway is dangerous compared to more modern freeways but I still like it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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Someone once described negotiating those off-ramps as "trying to land a 747 in a carport."

If it's possible for a US fwy to be charming, this one is it.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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i live driving the freeway, but only when there are no other cars on the freeway with me. it's hard to stay in your lane if you're driving over 55. it's almost like a roller coaster.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Arroyo Seco; Los Angeles freeway: Pasadena Freeway gets a new look and a new name - latimes.com

Thank goodness. This poor old freeway always seemed dangerous to me. It's interesting to look at the design from a historical standpoint, but with today's level of traffic, it was extremely outdated.
love it, I was afraid you were going to say they were changing the name to Uncle Joes fast lane or something?

Nita
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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i live driving the freeway, but only when there are no other cars on the freeway with me. it's hard to stay in your lane if you're driving over 55. it's almost like a roller coaster.
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.
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