Plans for city’s roadside memorial sign program to be presented before commission on Thursday – Pasadena Now

The Pasadena Transportation Advisory Board is expected to vote Thursday on the Pasadena Department of Transportation’s proposed traffic sign program, which aims to commemorate the victim of a fatal accident while educating motorists about road safety, during its 4 p.m. Meet.

The commission was supposed to vote on the proposed program at its April 28 meeting. But instead of voting, the commissioners sent the proposal back to DOT for some changes.

The proposed roadside memorial sign program would allow the city to display a safety message “that humanizes individual victims of traffic collisions while honoring their memory.”

While Pasadena has an existing public monument policy for the installation of monuments, memorial plaques and other works of art to commemorate individuals or groups, the DOT said the policy is not well suited to a roadside pedestrian memorial program as it requires that the person to be memorialized must have been deceased for at least five years.

The proposed roadside memorial sign program requires signs to be requested by the family of a fatal accident victim through their local district office.

The request can be made six months after the collision.

At the previous hearing, the Commissioner asked DOT to replace TAC as the approving agency for the placement of commemorative signs under the program.

Under the revised proposal, the Director of the DOT Director will be the approving authority.

The revised proposal states that once the proposed installation of a memorial sign is approved, DOT will determine the details of the sign’s design and location and work with Public Works to install the sign.

The city will assume the installation costs and maintain the sign for a period of seven years.

After this period, if the sign needs to be replaced, the costs will be borne by the requesting family.

The next TCC meeting will be by teleconference only. To access the meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82071655558

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Aurora J. William