June 14, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

West Hollywood Initiates Crosswalk Safety Upgrades in Citywide Pedestrian Safety Push

New Local Crosswalk Improvements Have Begun to Bring Safety to the Streets

Demonstrating the city’s ongoing commitment to bolster pedestrian safety citywide, the City of West Hollywood has begun construction of a comprehensive crosswalk improvement project on N. San Vicente Boulevard and Rosewood Avenue.

Scheduled to commence construction activities in February 2024, the project aims to enhance safety features along the chosen intersections, incorporating various upgrades. These include the installation of new curb ramps, pedestrian/bicycle refuge islands, re-grading, and re-paving of existing asphalt pavement. Additionally, the initiative involves striping and signage improvements, relocation of EV charging stations, and the implementation of pedestrian/bicycle crosswalks equipped with a pedestrian hybrid beacon activated by pedestrians and/or bicyclists.

Anticipated to conclude by July 2024, weather permitting, the crosswalk improvement endeavor aligns with the City’s ongoing commitment to explore diverse measures addressing pedestrian safety. The challenge of managing dense vehicular traffic and pedestrians in close proximity is not unique to West Hollywood but resonates with cities nationwide.

These upgraded crosswalks represent a segment of the City’s comprehensive plan, focusing on three critical areas to enhance pedestrian safety: Engineering, Enforcement, and Education. To learn more about other pedestrian safety updates within West Hollywood go here

For those seeking additional information about the City’s engineering efforts to enhance safety, please contact the City of West Hollywood’s Department of Public Works at (323) 848-6375. Individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing can use the TTY line at (323) 848-6496. This initiative underscores the City’s dedication to creating safer and more accessible public spaces for all residents and visitors.

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