An Echo Park resident who lives on Morton Avenue has grown weary of the motorists who speed up and down the street that slices up into the hills near Elysian Park. The resident is blaming residents who live up hill, on Park Drive and Lucretia Avenue, for carelessly zooming down Morton, and he wants them to stop, according to his posting on the Echo Elysian Forum. A homemade “Yield to Uphill Cars” sign has been installed on a post:
“Today a woman’s dog ran out into the street on the 1700 block. A Park Dr. motorist (I followed him/her down) could hardly stop to save the dog because he/she was going too fast in a 25MPH zone. The dog escaped (a recently rescued dog) within inches of being run down. I’ve seen some of you doing at least 45 down the hill. Knock it off, please.”
* Correction: A previous version of this post said that the Morton Avenue resident quoted above followed one of the speeding drivers home. That’s not correct. Jeff de la Rosa, the Morton Avenue resident, said in a comment to this post that “I pulled out of my driveway and ‘followed’ the Park [Drive] Driver down the hill…meaning I was behind his/her car.” Also, he said he was not involved in the installation of the sign.