You stated in your email “Pasadena has no control over South Pasadena’s streets.” but you are wrong. If South Pasadena closed Orange Grove Blvd. and wouldn’t allow cars from Pasadena on it at all would we have “no control?” So why is it that they can cut the size of the southbound lanes by 50% and you claim that we have no control.
Maybe there are other reasons that the Pasadena City Council choses not to fight this restriction of traffic but “no control” is not one of them.
About five years ago I was told by city officials that South Pasadena closed one of the southbound lanes on Orange Grove because of safety issues related to the collapse of a retaining wall. There was no indication that the lane would stay closed. Now it is permanently closed. By allowing this traffic retriction you and the Pasadena City Council have not acted in the best interests of the majority of the people of Pasadena.