Lighthouse Avenue Traffic Solutions

Posted on April 24th, 2019 by lighthouseave

From Monterey City Manager Hans Usler:

Our traffic in Monterey reflects the driving habits of our fellow Californians. The Lighthouse - Del Monte corridor represents the center piece of our daily traffic challenges and congestion. Our City Council has been proactive in addressing these issues. We have completed the implementation of a traffic signal adaptive system, which uses the latest technologies to conduct calculations about traffic volumes and traffic signals time every 2.5 minutes. The system does not only react to real time traffic, it is capable of storing traffic history data and from there predicting traffic flow. Our studies show that the adaptive system reduced travel time on Lighthouse Avenue by 10% through a 30% decrease in average delay, and most importantly a 32% reduction in stop and go traffic.

The adaptive system is in place on Lighthouse Avenue between Reeside and Hoffman Avenues and on Del Monte Avenue from English to Washington. Currently, we are installing the system on Lighthouse Avenue between Prescott and David. We also have implemented dozens of other tiny tweaks, which in their total will help ease the traffic flow: improvements to crosswalks, new wayfinding signs, trolley services funded by the City and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, transportation demand management, new bike lanes, etc. I encourage you to check out the various programs listed on the City's Traffic Engineering page.

This is an excerpt from City Manager Hans Uslar's letter in the Spring 2019 edition of the City of Monterey's publication, City Focus. We encourage you to read the publication in its entirety (and Hans's letter on page 2 and 3) here.

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Lighthouse District in the News, 04/19/19

Posted on April 19th, 2019 by lighthouseave

Welcome to Lighthouse District in the News, an occasional post featuring recent news articles on Monterey's Lighthouse District. Please click the link below to read the article.

Monterey's Tricycle Pizza Closing Shop on Lighthouse, Moving to Delivery-Only Model
by Raul Nava
Monterey County Weekly, 04/19/19

El Cantaro
by Taryn Yudaken
Monterey County Weekly, 04/18/19

Ahi Won-Ton at Hula's Island Grill
by Lynnette Griffin Ting
Monterey County Weekly, 04/18/19

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Sun Bum Sunscreen at On The Beach

Posted on March 30th, 2019 by onthebeach

Don't let the heat of the sun get in the way of a fun day! On The Beach Surf Shop carries a selection of Sun Bum sunscreen to keep you from getting burned. Sun Bum products are vegan, gluten free, cruelty free, and contain no sulfates or parabens. Best of all, this reef-friendly sunscreen is made in the USA. Visit On The Beach at 693 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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Are you remodeling a kitchen that has different colored cabinets? Carpets and Floors, Inc. can help you pick a hardwood flooring style that will tie them together. Locally owned and operated, our team is always happy to consult with you so you get the best-looking floors for your home. We're conveniently located at 471 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

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The New Monterey Business Association would like to congratulate the 12 Lighthouse District businesses that won Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County 2019. Click the links below to read what the Weekly’s writers and editors had to say about each business.

Bamboo Reef
Best Dive Shop

Bulldog British Pub
Best Bar for Darts

Cat's Meow
Best Vintage Clothing Store

Crystal Fish
Best Japanese / Sushi

Gianni's Pizza
Best Pizza

Gold Coast Tattoo
Best Tattoo Parlor

Hula's Island Grill
Best Happy Hour
Best Restaurant for Gluten-Free

International Market and Deli
Best Ethnic Market

Nor Cal Smoke Shop
Best Head Shop
Best Vape Store

On The Beach Surf Shop
Best Surf Shop

Recycled Records...Read More

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Become a Presidio of Monterey Museum Docent

Posted on March 19th, 2019 by lighthouseave

Do you like to meet new people, share stories, and learn and share our history? Learn more about the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey's history and become a museum docent! You're invited to an orientation meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm followed by a training session on Saturday, April 27, 10am-1pm at the E.O.C. at 600 Pacific Street in Monterey (behind Monterey Fire Station #1).

Learn the history and significance of the Lower Presidio Historic Park, home of the "best small museum on the Central Coast" as you train to be a Presidio of Monterey Museum Docent. For more information, please phone the Museums and Cultural Art Office at 831-646-5648. If you plan to attend the orientation and/or training, please e-mail the office.

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