News from the CVTC

Spring has (Almost) Arrived!

March is Women’s History Month and honors the women who persevered, who broke down barriers and shattered glass ceilings to create a better America.  

At the CV Town Council’s February general meeting, the Council unanimously agreed to send a letter of recommendation to Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s office in support of upgrades to pavement and sidewalks. Any water capture features for the benefit of the water table are encouraged. The Class II  and III bike lanes that were discussed in the presentation would be a welcome addition to our community.

Regarding the pedestrian improvements along La Crescenta Avenue, the Council respectfully requests that the County of Los Angeles takes into consideration that continental crosswalks would be first preference at the locations of Orange and La Crescenta avenues and El Caminito and La Crescenta Avenue. However, if the County deems that bulb-outs are necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians at these locations, then the Council supports them. We ask that the County take specific notice of the storm water drainage, which can be extensive along La Crescenta Avenue, particularly at these intersections during times of heavy rainfall. Additionally, the topography resulting in excessive downhill speed should also be a factor when placing pedestrians closer to the roadway. We ask that the County consider all factors when deciding which features would be of the highest benefit for our community.

The Council is in agreement that the intersection of Mountain Pine Drive and La Crescenta Avenue is not a high pedestrian cross point and that a continental crosswalk would be fitting.

Should the County have the budget within the project, the Council requests that the intersection of Henrietta and La Crescenta avenues be considered as an additional location for a continental crosswalk as this intersection serves as an access point to Two Strike Park and as a cut-through to Monte Vista Elementary School; therefore, pedestrian crossing is frequent at this location.

On March 17 at the CVTC general meeting, the Los Angeles County Parks & Rec senior engineer will present a tentative plan for the ADA accessibility path at Crescenta Valley Park, and the outdoor gym at Two Strike Park.

Los Angeles County Public Works and the cities of Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge are excited to announce a new planning initiative along Foothill Boulevard, between Lowell Avenue and Oak Grove Drive, to better connect the cities of Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and the unincorporated community of La Crescenta-Montrose. We want to hear from you as we explore active transportation improvements along the corridor, including new and upgraded bike lanes, safer pedestrian access, bus stop enhancements and new street trees and landscaping.

And lastly, do not forget our monthly Town Council meetings. For those who have an interest in attending and participating in our virtual meetings and want to submit comments and/or questions, we encourage you to please contact CVTC at

Stay safe, be healthy.

Harry Leon, President
Crescenta Valley Town Council