PRESS RELEASE: Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Strategies Approved in Council

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a report out of the Arts, Entertainment Parks & Rivers committee on 19 strategies proposed by Dixon Resources Unlimited to improve safety, access & mobility around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park. The approval today allows City Departments to study the feasibility on various safety, traffic and park access improvements around the iconic Sign.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 3, 2018

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Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Strategies Approved in Council

 

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a report out of the Arts, Entertainment Parks & Rivers committee on 19 strategies proposed by Dixon Resources Unlimited to improve safety, access & mobility around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park. The approval today allows City Departments to study the feasibility on various safety, traffic and park access improvements around the iconic Sign.

“For far too long, our City has gone without a comprehensive plan to address safety, access and mobility around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park,” Councilmember Ryu said. “That changes today.”

The report approved today instructs City departments to take first steps on 19 of the 29 strategies proposed in the Dixon Resources Unlimited Report, commissioned by Councilmember Ryu and released in January of this year. The approval comes amidst a number of recently implemented traffic and safety measures around the Sign and Park, including new wayfinding signage, new no-smoking signage, and over $1 million in dedicated traffic enforcement for the area around the Hollywood Sign in the City’s 2018-’19 Budget, the first time the Sign has ever received funding of this level in the City’s annual budget.

Strategies include installing new sidewalks, implementing specific ride-sharing zones and traffic calming measures, as well as creating safer access opportunities to reduce congestion, including studying the feasibility of an electric shuttle bus route or aerial tram to the Hollywood Sign.

“The Hollywood Sign is the icon of our City,” Councilmember Ryu added. “And the resources it has for safety and access should reflect that.  We cannot stand by as visitors continue to struggle with access to this world-renowned icon, and neighbors continue to suffer the impacts of lost tourists. We can and we must take action that prioritizes both public safety and park access.”

Read the Committee report approved today here.

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Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.


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