Date Set for Community-Wide Traffic Safety Meeting; Board Approves Accident Database

Tony Michaelis, co-chair of the SLNC’s Transportation and Neighborhood Safety Committee, has confirmed that a community-wide WAZE/Silver Lake Traffic Safety community meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at Ivanhoe Elementary School. The forum, which will be moderated by Michaelis and SLNC Co-chair Anne-Marie Johnson, will give all residents and stakeholders an opportunity to share their concerns and suggest ideas to create workable solutions for traffic congestion and safety issues throughout Silver Lake–including cut-through traffic on neighborhood streets. Michaelis said, “The purpose of the meeting is to consolidate input on how specific neighborhoods are being impacted by WAZE and other way-finding apps, and present research on remedies created by other communities. The committee has invited representatives from city government and WAZE to attend. In addition, the SLNC Governing Board has unanimously approved creating a Silver Lake traffic incident-reporting database. Committee Co-chairs Tony Michaelis and Paul Emmons presented the motion at the Board’s February 6 meeting after several residents of Earl Street expressed concerns that non-injury accidents, which may not have police reports, might not be documented. Lack of documentation impacts how the City of L.A. allocates resources.