STATEMENT ON ROWENA AND SURROUNDING STREET SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Los Angeles - Following two traffic studies and an open house regarding traffic safety on Rowena Avenue, Waverly Drive and Angus Street, Councilmember Ryu sent a letter to Councilmember Bonin, the Chair of the City Council Transportation Committee, supporting the recommendations from the City’s Department of Transportation to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and residents on these streets.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  

May 17, 2019

Contact:

Estevan Montemayor

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STATEMENT ON ROWENA AND SURROUNDING STREET SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS

Los Angeles - Following two traffic studies and an open house regarding traffic safety on Rowena Avenue, Waverly Drive and Angus Street, Councilmember Ryu sent a letter to Councilmember Bonin, the Chair of the City Council Transportation Committee, supporting the recommendations from the City’s Department of Transportation to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and residents on these streets.

"When the Silver Lake community asked me to study the traffic safety on Rowena Avenue, Waverly Drive, and Angus Street, I promised to do so in a transparent and collaborative manner, and to lead based on data and facts,” Councilmember Ryu said. “Given the results of these studies by Kimley-Horn and the Department of Transportation, there is no doubt that the road diet on Rowena Avenue has reduced the number of accidents and made this street safer.”

In his letter, Councilmember Ryu not only supported the recommendations made by the Department of Transportation for Rowena Avenue and the surrounding streets, but also called for further improvements, including protected bike lanes on Rowena Avenue, extending the eastbound bike lane on Rowena Avenue to Hyperion Avenue, and new striping to improve safety at the intersection of Rowena Avenue and Glendale Boulevard.

“I support the road diet on Rowena and the recommendations for pedestrian safety on the surrounding streets, but I want to take these safety improvements even further. Protected bike lanes on Rowena that extend to Hyperion will make Rowena safer for cyclists and motorists, and encourage more multi-modal transportation in Silver Lake. I look forward to working with my colleagues on City Council and the Department of Transportation to see these improvements through.”

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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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