Ad Hoc Committee to Improve Hollywood/Hillhurst/Sunset/Virgil Intersection

Our next meeting, on Tuesday, December 9, at 7:30pm, will feature two guest speakers: Madeline Brozen, of the UCLA Luskin School’s Complete Streets Initiative; and Ryan Snyder, of the transportation firm Ryan Snyder and Associates. We will be hearing from both Madeline and Ryan to learn more about the kinds of recommendations we could put together to improve this intersection. The meeting will take place at Citibank, located at 1965 Hillhurst Ave.

After this meeting, we will sit down with representatives at LADOT and then our next meetings will focus on assembling a preliminary set of recommendations. More information on the meeting is on the Facebook invite:


The Week in Livable Streets Events

It’s a short week. They always are in December, but the opening of the appropriately named ARTIC station is a fun highlight. Tuesday – A group of residents tired of the dangerous conditions at the intersection of Hollywood/Hillhurst/Sunset/Virgil have formed a committee to look at some of the options to best improve the intersection. This week’s […]

CicLAvia : 100,000 Cyclists, 0 Incidents, Millions of Stories

(This is part one of our coverage of yesterday’s groundbreaking Open Street Festival.  Hopefully later today we’ll have up a Streetfilm.  Tomorrow we’ll review the reviews of CicLAvia. – DN.) There’s many ways to try and talk about yesterday’s CicLAvia.  One way is to look at the numbers, another to look at the people, and […]

Orange Line BRT Speed Improvements Caught In Inter-Agency Delays

I was hoping to write a couple of happy stories this week about the Metro Orange Line. The San Fernando Valley’s highly-regarded workhorse Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) opened in 2005. Lately, a new pedestrian tunnel and faster bus speeds seemed imminent. These facilities would save time for the Orange Line’s 30,000 daily riders. Earlier this week, I […]

Senator Introduces Mandatory Bicycle Helmet Law in CA

Yesterday, Senator Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) introduced a bill in the California legislature that would require all bicycle riders, including adults, to wear a helmet, and to wear reflective clothing at night. Senator Liu has been an ally for active transportation and bicycling, including supporting the three-foot law that took so long to get […]