Monday, April 20, 2009

New signalized crosswalk at Sunset and Portia

This morning we dedicated a new signalized crosswalk in Echo Park. The crosswalk now features a flashing yellow light overhead to provide additional safety to pedestrians crossing Sunset Boulevard at Portia.

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the Pedestrian Advisory Group comprised of Los Angeles residents had both identified the need for improved visibility of pedestrian crossing at this intersection. A study commissioned by the Department of Transportation found a higher than average number of accidents involving pedestrians at this intersection.