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Transportation and Ped Safety High Priority, Says City

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Concerned that transportation and ped safety resources might have been cut at City Hall after a tip on our site, Weho Daily checked in with Helen Goss at City Hall.

“Transportation, traffic and pedestrian safety issues in West Hollywood remain a high-priority and we anticipate these efforts will be enhanced NOT reduced,” said the City’s official response.

An outcry for safer streets came from the public after the latest death of a pedestrian, Derrick Gardner, who was killed on San Vicente on July 1.  Council member John Duran said that he would like to wait until emotions calmed down to make long term decisions about pedestrian safety in West Hollywood.

“There have been no layoffs and there are no layoffs planned at the City of West Hollywood,” said the City’s statement from Goss today. “The person you are referring to is the former Transportation Manager in the City’s Community Development Department who was not laid off.”

Bob Cheung, who currently serves as Senior Transportation Planner, is currently serving in that position as the Acting Transportation Manager, according to the statement.

Weho Daily is eager to hear about a concerted effort to increase pedestrian safety in West Hollywood. As part of that effort, we would like to see the city adopt an official “Complete Streets” policy.

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  1. Kiki

    July 13, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    is there a new Pinocchio in town?

  2. meaningless

    July 13, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Though a pedestrian was just killed on a long stretch of crosswalk-free main street where people have been asking for a crosswalk for years, we are fully committed to blah blah blah. City Hall: flap your mouths at reality and hope that it goes away.

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LA traffic Deaths Stay High: Officials Plead ‘Stop Texting’

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As L.A. traffic deaths stay high, officials plead with drivers to stop texting

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times) — Advocates staging a “die-in” on the steps of L.A. City Hall in December to protest a lack of progress on the city’s goal of eliminating traffic deaths on city streets by 2025.

In the fourth full year of a program designed to eliminate traffic fatalities on Los Angeles streets, the number of people killed in car crashes stayed stubbornly high, early data show.

Last year, 244 people were killed in traffic collisions on city streets, a decrease of 0.8% compared to 2018, according to preliminary figures from the city. The victims included 134 people who were walking and `19 people biking.

The data may change slightly with additional analysis, officials said. But the early figures suggest another year […]

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City Hall Came to WeHo Park for Pop-Up Community Meetup

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (WeHo Times) — The City of West Hollywood brought City Hall to West Hollywood Park this weekend with the launch of “City Hall to You”, a quarterly series of City Hall community meetups in an effort to increase engagement and accessibility to City Staff.

The community pop-up invited WeHo residents who don’t always have the opportunity to attend council meeting, to speak to City employees who run specific departments in their division.

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon at West Hollywood park on Saturday and the City of West Hollywood provided a festival of information, via tables and interactive booths lined on the walkway alongside the WeHo dog park.

Attendees enjoyed free breakfast burritos and other free giveaways like doggie treats, back scratchers, herb plants and a plethora of reading materials. Photo by […]

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Thousands Turned Out for Women’s March in Downtown LA

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Thousands Turned Out for Women’s March in Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (LA Times) — Thousands of people, some in costume, turned out for the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday morning.

Diminished in number but not in spirit, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to advocate for reproductive rights, immigration reform, environmental justice and other issues as part of the fourth Women’s March.

The crowd congregated at Pershing Square and then marched to City Hall for a two-hour program featuring speakers that included Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters and Karen Bass of Los Angeles and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Similar marches and rallies were being held in Washington, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and other cities and towns across the country. By 9:30 a.m., the crowd gathered at Pershing […]

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