BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills City Parking and Traffic Commission canceled the proposal to place a bus stop on 400 block North Camden Avenue due to extreme opposition from small businesses and the community, the Los Angeles Times first reported.

Merchants argued the bus stop would create, “excessive foot traffic, litter, congestion, threaten privacy of patients and patrons.”

Beverly Hills Vice Mayor Lester Friedman noted on the initiative, “We’ve examined options in the business triangle for many years and there simply isn’t the interest or support from the community needed to move forward.”

In December 2018, the BH City Parking and Traffic Commission was in favor of incorporating the tourist bus stop near Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Versace retailers. The city instead launched a $1-million improvement project for an existing tour bus stop on the outskirts of the business district.