Burbank City Council meets to discuss biker and pedestrian safety | Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation
Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation
Injured? Take Action Free Consultations
866-477-1011

Burbank City Council meets to discuss biker and pedestrian safety

On June 25, Burbank City Council members met to discuss progress being made on the Complete Streets Plan. The lawmakers expect that pedestrian and bicyclist safety will be improved once this plan has been implemented in the city.

At the meeting, the mayor and one council member who'd originally proposed the plan highlighted how major transit routes that area residents travel should be redesigned. They highlighted how those in the Media District, the Hollywood Burbank Airport area, Magnolia Park and downtown Burbank are particularly dangerous.

Burbank Police Department data shows that between June 2013 and June 2018, there were 6,512 motor vehicle crashes in its jurisdiction. Just over 2,000 people were injured.

At least 265 bicyclist were struck by motorists. Two of those incidents were fatal. The most recent of those happened just last year in a designated bike lane.

During that same five-year period, over 300 pedestrians were struck. Nine of those individuals died. At least half of those deaths occurred in a crosswalk. Many motorists struck the pedestrians while making a turn. At least four of those fatal crashes took place in downtown Burbank.

At this latest meeting about the plan, the plan's proponents both requested that city officials research the feasibility of moving bike lanes to the right of parking spots on city streets. They pointed out that cities like Chicago and Long Beach have long used this approach. They noted that the cars have successfully served as a barrier to protect pedestrians and bicyclists from getting struck.

One council member that opposed the reengineering of the city's roadways proposed the installation of bollards to serve as barriers between pedestrians and bicyclists and automobiles instead. He noted that it's a less costly option, they're quick to install and that it's an approach that's been met with success in downtown Los Angeles.

It's unclear when the next meeting to discuss the matter is scheduled for.

Many types of negligence can result in bicyclists and pedestrians being struck by automobiles. Motorists often claim that they didn't see the individual before they struck them. They also fail to abide by existing Los Angeles bike laws. If you've been hurt by a negligent motorist, then an attorney who provides personalized attention and service can give you and your California case the care and concern that you deserve.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • "5+ Stars for this attorney! There is no better in my book. Thank you for being a great attorney and being there for me when I needed someone on my side. This is the attorney to hire!"
  • "Scott Corwin exceeded my expectations. He walked me through the entire process but didn't waste my time. He was professional, aggressive, communicative, and efficient. If you want the best, you've found him."
  • "Scott was diligent, professional, compassionate, honest, and responsive. Scott was able to get me 10 times more than I thought I would receive for my accident. I couldn't recommend a better personal injury lawyer."
  • "Mr. Corwin is truly an amazing professional with outstanding tenacity and incredible skill for the law. If you want an Attorney that will work and breathe your case, day and night, then Mr. Corwin is the right man."
  • "I was told that Scott's the best, and he didn't let me down. From the first meeting all the way down through settlement I felt like my interests were being represented by someone knowledgeable, skilled, and that genuinely cared about my outcome."
  • "The settlement Scott obtained for me has provided my family with the security we need for the future. I recommend Scott Corwin to anyone injured in an accident, whether it's a small case or a life altering injury. He will fight to get you what you deserve."
  • "The "Force" is with this man! I'm grateful for Mr. Corwin's professionalism and highly recommend him to anyone in need of hi-caliber legal representation."
  • "Fast, easy, reliable, friendly, and hardworking! Fastest results I've ever heard of. I have only praises to sing about Scott! Will definitely be sending all my friends his way!"
  • "I got into an accident and I thank god I found Scott Corwin right away. I was treated with respect and all my questions or concerns were always readily answered. He is a rare gem and I highly recommend him."
  • "I appreciate you for the respectful manner in which you interact with your clients. My experience with you was exactly what I think an attorney client relationship should be. Your keen sensibilities set you apart. You are the consummate professional."
  • "I'd recommend Scott to anyone and call upon his services again with no hesitation. He's truly a "super lawyer" -- do not wait another minute - you have found your man. Retain him, follow his instructions, and move on with your life. He'll handle everything - what a relief!"
  • "I know who the best personal injury lawyer is in town: Scott J. Corwin."
  • "I located Scott due to stellar reviews that I found online. He exceeded my expectations and I could not be happier with my settlement."
  • "I was very lucky to come across Scott J. Corwin. Scott made sure I got all the medical treatment I needed. I have worked with many attorneys in the past but Scott is by far the most knowledgeable, responsible, and detail-oriented. I highly recommend him."
  • "You did a tremendous job! I was extremely surprised and happy with my settlement amount. It was higher than I expected! You definitely are the Super Lawyer!"
  • "If you need a personal injury attorney who listens, cares about you, is candid, thorough, reassuring, who will be your legal advocate to protect your rights, and will do all he can to obtain the best possible settlement for you, then Scott J. Corwin is that lawyer."
  • "I have worked with many attorneys in the past but Scott is by far the most knowledgeable, responsible, and detail-oriented attorney I have worked with. I highly recommend him."
  • "Thank you for your professionalism. You maximized the result for your client and did so much faster than 99% of lawyers ever could or would."
  • "I am not sure dealing with the aftermath of an accident can ever be hassle-free, but using Scott as your lawyer is about as close as you'll ever get. I give him my most enthusiastic recommendation."
  • "I enormously appreciate all of the help and hard work you've done for me and for taking care of my doctor's bills."
  • "Scott was kind, caring and compassionate as well as being an aggressive attorney who was not afraid to take on the insurance company for us. He dealt with everything so I didn't have to deal with anything. I give Scott my highest recommendation."

Hear what our clients have to say

Schedule a Free Consultation

Get the Answers You Need Fast. No Recovery, No Fee. Schedule a Free Consultation Today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Awards & Recognition

Back to top