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Another Accident At Narrow Canyon Highlights the Danger: Residents Insist “It’s Only a Matter of Time…”

We have heard that there has been another accident at the Narrow Canyon and Aura Lane intersection, near the Goddard School. This weekend a driver lost control and struck a light pole dangerously close to the pedestrian crossing that is frequently used by neighborhood children and the Goddard students. This is the same location where [...]

Ladera Ranch Civic Council Takes Leadership Role on Narrow Canyon Traffic Safety

We know that we sometimes give the Ladera Ranch Civic Council a hard time. We also try to give them credit when they do something beneficial for the community. We applaud the Ladera Ranch Civic Council for getting involved in the traffic situation at the intersection of Narrow Canyon and Aura Lane. The letter highlighted [...]

Ladera Times Calls Attention to a Dangerous Intersection

The Ladera Times has published an article (with accompanying video on the website) calling attention to a dangerous intersection in Ladera Ranch. The article and video are available here. According to the article:

…Laderians, eager to avoid traffic at the notoriously backlogged Oso Grande Elementary roundabout at Sienna, hustle along Narrow Canyon to get to [...]