Thursday, May 05, 2005

Cutting Down on Cutting Through

Are you concerned about traffic congestion on the residential streets bounded by Silver Lake Boulevard, Glendale Boulevard, and Sunset Boulevard?

At my request, the city's Department of Transportation (DOT) is conducting a neighborhood Traffic Management study to figure out how to prevent commuters from using residential streets as "cut-throughs". Many residents in that neighborhood have been troubled by smog, noise and public safety problems resulting from cut-through traffic during rush hours.

My office will host a community meeting in early autumn to discuss the results of the DOT study. This meeting will be an opportunity for you to participate in the process and help determine what types of traffic mitigations the city will implement. If you'd like to learn more about the study in advance of the autumn meeting (date to be announced), contact Shane Goldsmith, my Silver Lake Deputy, via email or at (323) 913 4693. Thanks go to the members of the Duane Street Association in Silver Lake, who have taken a very active role in this process and they are eager to meet other concerned residents. Shane can put you in touch with them.