PRESS RELEASE: Strategies on Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Access, Mobility & Safety Move Forward

Los Angeles -- Today, strategies to improve safety, traffic and mobility around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park were approved in the Arts, Entertainment, Parks & Rivers Committee. The report, which began as a study by Dixon Resources Unlimited, was completed by various City departments, and includes instructions for moving forward on feasible strategies.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 26, 2018

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Strategies on Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park Access, Mobility & Safety Move Forward

 

Los Angeles -- Today, strategies to improve safety, traffic and mobility around the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park were approved in the Arts, Entertainment, Parks & Rivers Committee. The report, which began as a study by Dixon Resources Unlimited, was completed by various City departments, and includes instructions for moving forward on feasible strategies.

“Today is a huge step toward bringing safety, access and mobility solutions to the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park,” said Councilmember Ryu. “These strategies lay out a pathway towards sustainability, safety, and equitable park access to our beloved Park and iconic Sign.”

The report approved today includes instructions for various City departments including initiating safety improvements to Hollywood Sign viewing and Griffith Park access points, establishing rideshare pick-up and drop-off zones,  and beginning an environmental review of an electric shuttle bus route and feasibility study of an aerial tram to the Hollywood Sign. Following today’s approval in Committee, the report and instructions now head to City Council for a full vote.

Councilmember Ryu’s office, which commissioned the Dixon Resources Unlimited study on Griffith Park and the Hollywood Sign, is continuing to meet with community stakeholders to discuss the next steps and ensure neighborhood interests remain a key part of the process.

“I am so thankful to my colleagues on the Arts, Entertainment, Parks and Rivers Committee for their thoughtful consideration and unanimous approval today, and look forward to the full vote in Council,” Councilmember Ryu said. “This is about creating access for those visiting our park, reducing congestion in the neighborhoods around the park, and ensuring the safety of visitors and neighbors alike.”

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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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