Monday, April 06, 2009

Neighborhood improvements make East Hollywood safer for pedestrians and drivers

This morning I joined community members in dedicating new pedestrian and traffic improvements in East Hollywood.

The streetscape project includes new landscaping, street trees, street lights, sidewalks, wheelchair access ramps, and a new median to make it safer for local drivers and pedestrians. The traffic and pedestrian improvements are located on Heliotrope Drive between Clinton Street and Oakwood Avenue (near the Rosewood Community Garden).

This project not only beautifies the neighborhood, it makes it safer for pedestrians and drivers. Every week, thousands of people walk this neighborhood – seniors going to doctor’s appointments, students going to school, parents with strollers, and people in wheelchairs. These improvements will make their journeys safer and more pleasant.