More traffic lights? Fewer crosswalks? Better lighting? Given West Hollywood’s reputation as a very walkable city, it’s no surprise that pedestrian safety is a big issue which got bigger with a series of accidents last year.
Now the city is soliciting feedback from residents and local businesses about its proposed plans to improve crosswalk safety and traffic flow on Santa Monica Boulevard between San Vicente and La Cienega. They include installing new traffic signals and pedestrian signals at current uncontrolled crosswalks at West Knoll Drive, Westmount Drive, Hancock Avenue and Palm Avenue.
You can offer your opinions and ask your questions at one of two public “pop-up” events on Tuesday. One, at Santa Monica Boulevard and Westmount Drive will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. Another will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. at Santa Monica Boulevard and Hancock Avenue.
Also, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce invites local businesses whose traffic is affected by the crosswalks to attend a meeting at 3 p.m. on Thursday at its offices at 8272 Santa Monica Blvd., east of Harper.