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Opinion: Fix Pedro Point Detour Fiasco

Given the recent pedestrian accident just north of Pedro Point Shopping Center, I've noticed the southwest corner at Linda Mar Boulevard has a sign posted instructing pedestrians to use the crosswalk there to access the north side. 

In fact, inasmuch as a signal light has been established at the Pedro Point Road intersection, the jaywalking law applies—CVC Sec. 21955: "Between ADJACENT intersections controlled by traffic control signal devices or by police officers, pedestrians shall not cross the roadway at any place except in a crosswalk."
 
Pedro Point Shopping Center businesses, on (the former) Pedro Point Road, have always had a Highway 1 address. Now they really do!
 
Cheers to Pedro Point residents who posted a sandwich board at the new Highway 1/Pedro Point Road intersection instructing southbound motorists to bear left. Heaven knows how many southbound tourists intending to parallel the coast took the Pedro Point Road turnoff and wound up lost forever on Pedro Point.

Alan Wald

*Editor's Note: Highway 1 is variously referred to as State Route 1, Cabrillo Highway, and Pacific Coast Highway. It just depends on how old you are and which part of California you're in.

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