LADOT Says Keep the Road Diet, Add Safety Measures

In a highly-anticipated report to the Los Angeles City Council, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) recommends keeping the controversial “Rowena Road Diet” intact and adding new pedestrian safety and cut-through traffic measures on Rowena and surrounding streets. LADOT looked at a $90,000 study on the issues, which was funded by Los Angeles City CD4 Councilmember David Ryu in response to community concerns. In addition to maintaining the so-called road diet, the LADOT report recommends adding new safety and cut-through traffic mitigation measures, including peak-hour turn restrictions at Griffith Park Boulevard and Angus Street, the addition of continuous sidewalks on Angus Street and Waverly Drive and new marked and high-visibility crosswalks. In an article by the Los Feliz Ledger, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council Co-chair Anne-Marie Johnson, speaking as an individual, not on behalf of the neighborhood council, said, “…LADOT’s recommendation was a ‘win-win’ for the community…and (she) would like to see pedestrian safety precautions taken even further.” There will be additional analysis and outreach to the community before safety improvements are finalized. Read the full report here.