Meeting Date: 2/27/23 6:00 pm
Meeting Type: Regular
Hollywood Bowl Traffic Mitigation
Survey regarding Milner and Camrose Closure on Peak Bowl Traffic Nights
Calling neighbors residing in Whitley Heights, Hollywood Heights & Outpost Estates and others- we need your input in this survey regarding the periodic closures at Milner and Camrose during peak Hollywood Bowl traffic nights.
Residents have expressed both support and frustration for the closures. Recent Gibson Transportation traffic study advises these street closures are providing support to nearby residents in protecting from unwanted cut-through traffic and parking on heaviest nights.
This feedback collected will help inform road closure strategies for 2023 season.
Current street closure FAQs:
When & how did these closures get started? Was enacted by Hollywood Bowl neighborhood representatives, CD4, SD3 and the Hollywood Bowl in 2018 . In 2022, HHWNC received feedback from neighbors concerned they were not consulted for these closures by their neighborhood association representatives, so that is why we are taking an updated survey.
What is the current closure schedule? Closures are determined based on peak traffic indicators such as ticketing volumes, rideshare volume, and day of the week. Closures are planned and communicated to residents 4 weeks in advance by email. It is impossible to forecast how many closures the 2023 season may have, but it is possible it may have a similar season to 2022. In the 2022 season, Milner & Camrose was closed 35 times out of 112 total event dates.
What is the current process and impact to Navigation Services? Street closures can only be input to Navigation services (Google, Waze, Apple Maps) where there is an actual closure and enables traffic to be diverted around the area. Only full road closures may trigger notification with Navigation services, so it is not possible to keep the roads open and divert traffic; it’s one or the other.
What else is being done to reduce traffic? Hollywood Bowl, LADOT, LA County Parks & Recreation, SD5, CD4, and consultants are actively working on improving measures to reduce impact from operations: Increasing shuttle and bus usage (2022 current avg is 26% LA Phil-presented nights & of 22% on lease nights) , increasing pre-planning efforts including pre-selling parking and pre-show info marketing, increasing signage and traffic officers.
What is your preference for periodic closures at Milner & Camrose during peak Hollywood Bowl Traffic Nights?
- No Change: continue to close Milner & Camrose on peak Bowl traffic event nights
- Remove All Closures: remove Milner & Camrose closure on peak Bowl traffic event nights
- Reduce Frequency of Closures: reduce frequency of closures at Milner & Camrose
BACKGROUND INFO & FINE PRINT:
When does this survey close? Survey ends Feb 26th, Any comments thereafter may be shared on the Feb 27th committee meeting or directly with Hollywood Bowl Neighborhood representatives thereafter.
Will there be another survey next year? There are no immediate plans for another survey for 2024, but we will keep you informed through newsletters if you chose. It is the goal of Hollywood Bowl to increase communication and feedback from residents.
Privacy Notice & about the Survey Data Collected: We ask for personal identifying information to ensure this survey is reflecting the highly impacted neighborhoods residents it intends to represent. Personal identifying information collected in this survey will NOT be shared in any public forum for any public use. This data collected will be used for this survey only and shared with representatives named below for the purpose of 1) ensuring community representation, 2) sharing community sentiments at this time on the Milner & Camrose periodic closures 3) subscribing to Bowl Community Updates (if you chose). You may be contacted for more information by Stratiscope, HHWNC or your neighborhood Hollywood Bowl representative for the purpose of this survey only. If you do NOT wish to be contacted further & have your personal information removed from our data base within 30 days of survey, you may indicate accordingly. If you would like to stay informed on Hollywood Bowl updates via the community representative channels, you may indicate accordingly.
Community Representatives: Here are the community representatives that will receive the survey results.
Stratiscope/ Hollywood Bowl:
Stratiscope: John Bwarie
To get in touch with your representative, please request
Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council:
Transportation Chair: Kyrstin Munson, Area 3 Chair: Bryan Dyer, Area 5 Chair: Charlie Coker, Area 5 Chair: Jeff Straebler,
Community Outreach Chair: Chris Wintrode,
About the Feb 27th Transportation Committee Meeting: On Monday, Feb 27th, we’ll share the summaries of neighbor sentiments & collect any outstanding input. It is not required or needed to attend the Public Committee meeting to have your voice heard, as all survey results will shared directly with Community Representatives to inform future strategies. We encourage taking this survey is the best way to share your feedback, however we will document all concerns and interest at the committee meeting as well.
Please visit Hollywood Bowl’s community outreach page for ongoing updates, or contact your local community representative for questions.
Direct any questions regarding this survey to Transportation Chair.