FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Say Goodbye to Dinosaurs on Wardlow, to Be Replaced With Trees, Natural Landscaping
Long Beach, CA – February 14, 2014 – If you’re driving down Wardlow in the El Dorado Park area this week, be sure to wave good bye to the metal dinosaur shaped racks in the median. Next week they’ll be extinct, and in this case no fossils will remain.
“The traffic calming experiment has ended and the dinosaurs will be replaced by trees to provide landscaping that blends in with the park environment on either side of the Wardlow, explained Councilwoman Schipske, “So say good bye before the dinosaurs go away forever, just like the creatures they represent.”
The City Traffic Engineering Department has been working diligently in that area to find solutions on how to slow down speeding cars. If the average speed is not slowed down, the State may require the City to raise the limit to 55 MPH which would negatively impact the neighborhoods.
The landscaping is a permanent traffic calming measure in addition to the lane striping and the traffic signal retiming.
For more information, call the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 562-570-6932.