It may soon be easier to get to Malibu Seafood from the beach.
Caltrans is proposing a plan to install a traffic signal in front of Malibu Seafood at Corral Canyon Beach to increase safety for pedestrians who commonly cross PCH to get to the popular seafood shack.
After conducting a study, Caltrans found that 54 people cross the highway at the proposed location in just one hour, according to an email from Caltrans Public Information Officer Eric Menjivar.
Menjivar said in a phone interview that the signal is called a pedestrian hybrid beacon and would not increase or stop PCH traffic because the light would only be activated when a pedestrian presses the button to cross the highway.
Frequent visitors of Malibu Seafood say they support the push for a crossing signal.
“I cycle on PCH,” Venice resident Matt Rogers said. “It’s dangerous. I wouldn’t recommend trying to cross where there’s no light.”
Caltrans will host a community outreach meeting Tuesday, March 26 at 5:30 PM at Malibu City Hall to discuss the pedestrian signal project. Community members can attend to learn more about the plan and ask questions.
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