The Transportation Committee is looking forward to holding virtual meetings via Zoom once virtual meetings are re-approved for use. Thank you to the stakeholders that have reached out to [email protected] to share concerns regarding traffic, parking, public transportation, and bicycles in and around the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council (HHWNC) boundaries.
The top priorities of the Transportation Committee for 2023-2024 are to continue advocating:
- to implement the short, mid and long term traffic mitigation efforts caused by the Hollywood Bowl outsourced events;
- for safer streets for pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles by improving transportation signage, improving/adding sidewalks, improving/adding bike lanes, adding slow streets; and
- for an increase in transportation demand management programs.
Topics and Updates:
Here are a list of topics and relevant updates that the Transportation Committee is tracking that will be addressed in an upcoming Transportation Committee meeting. Please submit any additional topics or feedback to [email protected]
- Los Angeles City Service Request (MyLA311) Now Includes Transportation Items
- It is super important to use your mobile phone app, computer, or call in to log in items so the city can log and track issues to completion.
- Transportation items are now in the system so things like traffic signal maintenance, traffic signs, curbs, pavement markings, etc. can be reported and tracked.
- Transportation Committee Website Refresh/Update
- The Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Transportation Committee website will be refreshed to include more timely updates on transportation related topics.
- Hollywood Bowl operated by Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Traffic
- An advisory group was created with representatives from each neighborhood group around the Bowl.
- A special traffic consulting firm, Infrastrategies, was hired to review the list of short, mid, and long term traffic mitigation efforts that have been identified by stakeholders (see list here).
- A major initiative is evaluating the hard/full street closures and working with California State representatives to update legislation to allow for soft/partial street closures instead. A meeting is being organized with Los Angeles Council District 4 (Nithya Raman) and Los Angeles Department of Transportation to discuss the feasibility of implementation if soft/partial street closures were allowed by California State law.
- A second survey that focuses on getting additional stakeholder feedback regarding whether the Milner Road hard street closures should continue during busy Bowl events is being planned by the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Area 3 Chair.
- If you haven’t already enjoyed a concert at the Bowl, there’sstill time to redeem the neighborhood vouchers that are provided each year through your local neighborhood association to attend a concert for free.
- Street Light Outages
- The Bureau of Street Lighting provided an update about the increase in copper theft from street lights that is causing an increase of service tickets related to street light outages. The city has a huge backlog of requests. An informative presentation on this topic is located here.
- It is important to use your mobile phone app, computer, or call in to MyLA311 log in any street light issues so the city can log and track issues to completion.
- Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Road Repair
- There are several roads in the council area that are in dire need of repair, either asphalt or concrete roads. The City has a map that shows what they have recorded as the condition of roads here.
- The Transportation Committee has asked for a list of what Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Nithya Raman) has prioritized for funding repairs.
- The known issues reported to the Transportation Committee thus far are:
- Jalmia Drive
- Outpost Drive
- Outpost Cove
- La Presa
- Tour Bus/Van Traffic and Dangerous Operations
- Los Angeles Department of Transportation is presenting an update at the September 20, 2023 Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council Board meeting on the status of their study and the next steps to pass more rules around Tour Bus/Van operations on neighborhood streets
- Jerome C. Daniel Overlook above the Hollywood Bowl
- The plastic bollards at this location are broken and need repair and the curb dirt area is being used for illegal parking.
- My311 tickets entered and Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Nithya Raman) office requested to evaluate feasibility of making capital improvements to make this area safer.
- Universal City Overlook on Mulholland
- Concerns about night parking, parties/noise, speeding/racing, and trash after hours at this location.
- Request made to Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Nithya Raman) office to evaluate feasibility of installing a fence that can be closed and locked after hours similar to other parks and overlooks.
- Mulholland Speeding
- Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Nithya Raman) office engaged. Study conducted on the feasibility of installing speed bumps on Mulholland to help slow/control speed of vehicles.
- Funding available to install three speed bumps. Raman’s office to provide an update on the selected locations before construction begins.
- Hollywood Boulevard Safety Improvement Project
- Los Angeles Department of Transportation is working on improving safety along a two-mile segment of Hollywood Blvd between Gower Street and Lyman Place. Public comment and feedback is requested.
- Read more about it here: https://ladotlivablestreets.org/projects/hollywood-blvd
- Forest Lawn Drive Active Transportation and Safety Improvements project
- This project will reconfigure the roadway to ensure safer traffic operations and will add physical protection for the existing Class II bike lanes. The project bounds are the Warner Brothers gate east to Zoo Drive. Read more about this project here.
- Per LADOT’s Forest Lawn Drive project fact sheet, the city is currently doing outreach and data collection, intending to finalize the design this fall. Implementation is anticipated next Winter/Spring in coordination with planned street repaving.
- Hollywood Blvd Closures
- Los Angeles City Council District 13 (Hugo Martinez) leads a monthly meeting to review and evaluate all requests to close Hollywood Boulevard.
- Updates on closures are posted here: https://hollywoodpartnership.com/alerts
- Healthy Streets Los Angeles
- A March 2024 ballot measure will require the City of Los Angeles to implement its Mobility Plan 2035whenever the City repaves or otherwise works on a street. Doing so will save money, reduce traffic, make the streets safer, and give people more options to get around town, helping to clean our air.
- Read more about it here and here.
- Speeding Cameras
- That California state legislature has introduced Assembly Bill 645, that if approved would allow cities to install cameras in school zones and on city streets where speeding has been a problem. This may be an option for Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council streets that frequently have high speeding like Mulholland.
- Read more about it here.
- Sepulveda Transit Corridor
- Metro’s Sepulveda Transit Corridor project will link the San Fernando Valley to the Westside (and eventually to LAX) via a high-speed, high-capacity rail line. The rail line will provide an alternative to the 405, one of the most congested freeways in the nation. A smart Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail line would allow users to travel from the Valley to the Westside in under 20 minutes, reducing traffic and carbon emissions. Metro is considering six alternative alignment options.
- More information on this project can be found here and here.
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