In the April 19 issue, I read an article that said the
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport was embracing its patrons by
awarding them with traffic citations for using a pedestrian
crosswalk. I thought I was reading a comedy routine.
Let’s see, if you dare to park in a parking lot not owned by the
Airport Authority, then decide to walk -- instead of taking a shuttle
-- a few hundred feet to the terminal via a pedestrian crosswalk at a
stop sign, Airport Police with nothing better to do will stop you and
write you a citation. That makes about as much sense as everything
else the authority does, which isn’t much.
Once again, the Airport Authority is acting like the spoiled
little children they are. Not content with gouging parking fees at
lots they control, they intend to penalize the traveling public with
ludicrous traffic regulations just to punish the owners of the new
adjacent parking lot. Removing the crosswalk lines to try and justify
citations at a stop sign only shows their ignorance and arrogance. I
would be embarrassed to be a member of the Airport Police, pulled
away from the security of the airport to write what appears to be
I sincerely hope every pedestrian who is assaulted in this manner
pleads not guilty and demands a trial. If the courts get clogged up
with this lunacy, maybe someone will slap the hands of the Airport
Authority and stop making it even harder for travelers to fly.
Get a life, Airport Authority!
EDITOR’S NOTE: The crosswalk markings were sandblasted off before
officers started giving citations.