It’s Repaving Season

6_3_09_fuller_street.jpgNew Crosswalk at the corner of Fuller Street and Beverly

Last night when biking home from the Bicycle Advisory Committee Meeting, I noticed that Fourth Street, home to the 4th Street Bike Boulevard movement, had been repaved for large stretches of the street.  Stretches of asphalt that used to be populated with potholes and was now smooth, flat roadway.

This afternoon, I noticed that not only were local streets in my Farifax community also being repaved, but that new paint was also appearing on the ground.  This crosswalk, connecting the North and South sides of Beverly Boulevard at Fuller Street.  The Northwest corner of this intersection houses the Bais Yaakov School for Girls.

Given that the city is flush with funds for repaving thanks to the stimulus, now is a great time to start seeing some better painted streets throughout the city.  If you’re seeing improvements in your neighborhood, drop me a line t damien@streetsblog.org or leave a comment below.

  • ScottBruin

    Parts of Wilshire near Wilshire and Bundy have recently been repaved. This will probably just have the effect of speeding up traffic, though, as Wilshire on the West side is like the second coming of the 10 freeway.

  • Is the new paint that we see in the picture Bureau of Street Services paint or Department of Transportation paint? I know one of them uses good paint and one of them uses very slippery paint.

  • Call me crazy, but wouldn’t this be the ideal time to put down some bike lanes or sharrows or something, since they have to repaint the streets anyway?

    Oh, that’s right — that’s “currently infeasible.”

  • When can we have a “Planned but not feasible” ride in LA? Maybe it would be a series of rides? That sounds like a lot of work, so it’s probably … not feasible.

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