WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood is hosting a community meeting to discuss proposed safety treatments to Fountain Avenue on Monday, January 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Plummer Park Community Center, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, in Room 3.
According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood website, the city is exploring a variety of measures to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety and manage traffic congestion. Movement of people driving, walking, and bicycling in close proximity is a challenge in West Hollywood and in cities across the nation. The community meeting and discussion will focus on forthcoming traffic calming and safety treatments that will benefit people who drive, walk, and bike on Fountain Avenue.
West Hollywood recently installed solar-powered radar speed indicator signs along Fountain Avenue and on N. San Vicente Boulevard, which are intended to increase driver awareness of excessive speed and encourage speeders to slow down. Speed citations are regularly issued through enforcement by West Hollywood Sheriff’s Deputies.
Electronic Variable Message Signs — trailer-mounted programmable signs that urge drivers to slow down — have been placed on Fountain Avenue to urge drivers to spot and abide by posted speed limits. Safety treatments on Fountain Avenue are part of West Hollywood’s coordinated plan to increase pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular safety with “Engineering, Education, and Enforcement,” which was approved by the West Hollywood City Council in October 2014.
For additional information about the Fountain Avenue Safety Community Meeting, contact Walter Davis, the city of West Hollywood’s Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Specialist at (323) 848-6328 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are deaf or hearing impaired, call TTY (323) 848-6496.