As a resident of Santa Monica for 17 years, I would like to bring your attention to a very important and ever-growing problem of a necessity of STOP signs where alleys meet the sidewalk.
I have noticed a significant rise in pedestrian/driver conflict over the past years.
Drivers don’t stop while are flying out of alleys. Pedestrians have the right of way so they typically don’t look or they run/ride right through on the sidewalk.
Personally, I have been hit twice by cars rushing out of the alleys and my 10 years old son was hit once as well.
I want to bring this to your attention that every alley or at the very least blind alleys should be equipped with a STOP sign and every alley should have at least a line to STOP. This will help significantly decrease this DANGEROUS situation.