WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood installed solar-powered radar speed indicator signs along Fountain Avenue and on N. San Vicente Boulevard to remind drivers to drive within the speed limit. According to the city of West Hollywood website,
Six new yellow digital numeral signs provide real-time visual feedback to drivers noting how fast their vehicles are moving. The signs were installed on Fountain Avenue and on N. San Vicente Boulevard:
-Two Signs on Fountain Avenue near Formosa Avenue;
-Two Signs on Fountain Avenue near La Cienega Boulevard; and
-Two Signs on N. San Vicente Boulevard at Rosewood Avenue.
The goal of the signs is to warn drivers of excessive speed and encourages them to slow down. Speed citations are regularly issued through enforcement by West Hollywood Sheriff’s Deputies.
Electronic Variable Message Signs — are trailer-mounted programmable signs that urge drivers to slow down — were placed on Fountain Avenue to inform drivers to be aware of posted speed limits.
Installation of the signs is 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.
West Hollywood is still exploring a mix of measures to address pedestrian and bicycle safety and manage traffic congestion. In 2017, the city of West Hollywood installed new signalized pedestrian crosswalks along Santa Monica Boulevard and in 2016, added bicycle lanes on Fairfax Avenue.
For additional information, contact the City of West Hollywood’s Department of Public Works at (323) 848-6375. For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.