Thank heavens there are more crosswalks coming to Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock because it's a serious real-life game of Frogger along that stretch. The latest round of improvements to the street will include the addition of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons to the two new crosswalks at the boulevard's intersections with El Rio and Glen Iris Avenues and to the pre-existing crosswalk at Hermosa Avenue, says a press release from Councilmember Jose Huizar, whose office partially funded the project. The RRFBs (LA's first) are essentially walker-activated flashing lights posted by signs that mark the crossing. They're not as cool as those crosswalks with the lights in them, but they are very effective at alerting a driver that you would like to live to see the other side of the street. This is all part of the ongoing Take Back The Boulevard plan to make Colorado more safe for everyone who uses it.
· Eagle Rock Taking Back the Blvd. [Curbed LA]