Crossing West Hollywood’s busy streets may become a bit easier, and safer, if the City Council on Monday approves a proposal to install flashing lights at three more locations.
Those locations are Santa Monica Boulevard at Palm and Hancock avenues and San Vicente Boulevard in front of the West Hollywood Library. The city’s Department of Public Works and Department of Community Development also recommend that the council authorize the retention of flashing lights at crosswalks on Santa Monica Boulevard at Westmount Drive and at Orange Grove Avenue and at Crescent Heights Boulevard at Norton Avenue.
A report to the council notes that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has identified four accidents involving pedestrians and one involving a bicyclist at the Hancock Avenue crossing and three pedestrian accidents at the Palm crossing. The city also is researching the possibility of improving lighting over the crosswalks so that pedestrians will be more visible to motorists at night.