Because it wanted to try out the new crosswalks on the Glendale Boulevard project in Atwater Village, which is moving ahead. The Bureau of Street Services (we call it the BOSS) has begun to install the first of 21 duratherm crosswalks, starting at Seneca and ending just before Ferncroft. Each of the 21 crossings will get a crosswalk that looks like the one in the picture. The ones that cross Glendale Boulevard itself will probably be done at night to minimize the traffic impact, but you will see some signs up and some temporary lane closures while the work is in progress. What's more important is that when the work is finished, you'll see a shining new pedestrian-friendly Glendale Boulevard.