Driving down Pacific Coast Highway to the Getty last Sunday, dodging pedestrians running halfway across, pausing for a second, then darting the rest of the way to the beach, it occurred to me that tragedies might be averted with a series of well-placed footbridges arching over the highway, enabling pedestrians to cross without danger. The footbridges could be artfully designed and constructed, adding to the city’s charm and character while saving lives.
How would they be paid for? By naming them for individuals who pay for them, for instance, The Arnold York Bridge. Benefactors would receive a permanent legacy in Malibu, and the self-knowledge they would continue to save lives long into the future.
Just a thought.