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Local Asks Caltrans to Replace Bike Safety Signage on Angeles Crest

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Angeles Crest Highway (Photo by Matt McGrath Photo via the LAist Featured Photos pool)
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One man is leading the movement to have Caltrans replace the bicycle safety signs destroyed by the Station Fire along Angeles Crest Highway. In fact, Trent Sanders of La Cañada says he's willing to pay to have them made and put up himself, according to the Glendale News-Press.

Sanders reached out to Caltrans' Dale Benson, the senior transportation engineer in charge of bicycle and pedestrian safety, about the necessity of the signs, particularly after the recent road-rage incident involving a motorist Earl Clyde Cox threatening a group of riders on the recently-reopened highway.

Benson gave the expected reply about Caltrans "looking into the issue," adding "Since [the signs] burned down, they may or may not have been replaced. That’s what they’re still working on, and it’s a work in progress."

A Caltrans spokesman also noted that it's been--and remains--a lot of work to get the highway up and running after the 17-month-long closure. Caltrans says they plan on erecting seven bicycle safety signs on the road, but can't say when the work will get done.

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Meanwhile, state transit officials are investigating the road, following the deaths of three motorists killed in unrelated incidents since Angeles Crest Highway was reopened.