PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to the second community meeting of the Colorado Street Bridge Task Force regarding possible enhancements for the Colorado Street Bridge to help deter attempted suicides. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Maranatha High School Student Center, 169 S. Saint John Ave. Free parking is available in the Visitor’s Parking Lot on campus or the school’s underground parking, both off of South St. John Avenue.
The Task Force held its first community meeting Nov. 29, 2017 to gather ideas from the public on viable options for the bridge. At the Feb. 20 meeting, the Task Force will present its evaluation of the recommendations made by the public at the first meeting and to receive additional feedback.
In June 2017, the City installed 10-foot-high metal mesh fencing around the benched alcoves on both sides of the Colorado Street Bridge as a temporary deterrent measure. The City is now seeking responsibly designed permanent solutions that can be an effective deterrent while also being respectful of the bridge’s national historic status and architectural significance.
The Task Force includes experts in the fields of architecture, engineering, historic preservation, mental health, suicide prevention and public safety. The vision of the Task Force is to allow the community to experience and enjoy the Colorado Street Bridge and the Arroyo Seco area below it as a safe and beautiful environment.
For more information email to ColoradoBridgeTaskForce@cityofpasadena.net or visit the City’s webpage: https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/public-works/engineering-and-construction/construction/colorado-street-bridge/
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2018 #008-18
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Derderian, Interim Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626) 744-4755, firstname.lastname@example.org