Despite the city’s green pretensions over the years, Santa Monica has become an increasingly hostile and dangerous environment for pedestrians.

When I moved to Santa Monica almost 30 years ago, hardly any of the signals required the push of a button to catch a walk sign; now almost all do, making it increasingly difficult for those of us who use walking as our main form of transportation to get around.

The question I’ve been asking for almost as long as I’ve lived here is: Why do pedestrians have to push a button? How is this not a form of discrimination? Surprisingly, Los Angeles is actually better in this respect then we are!

Surprise me! Do something!

Steve Keats
Santa Monica

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