About the Project
The City of West Hollywood is working to create safe and walkable streets along Willoughby Avenue, Kings Road, and Vista/Gardner Streets. This project aims to enhance these streets to be more comfortable and inviting for people walking and biking of all ages and abilities. For more information on the project and contract, please see the City Council Staff Report.
Block Party Event *POSTPONED*
The following event has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Join us as we test potential streetscape improvements at a community block party! We will set up temporary installations in the roadway that encourage traffic to slow down and make it easier and safer to walk and bike on the street. Come and give your feedback! There will be food, drinks, music, and activities. All ages welcome.
- Date: TBD
- Location: The block party will be on Willoughby Avenue between Fairfax + Orange Grove. (Installations will be between Orange Grove and Genesee Ave)
For more information, see the full flyer here.
The City's Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan (2017) identified Willoughby Avenue, Kings Road and Vista/Gardner as streets that provide a missing link in the City's existing bike network. In addition, these residential streets are popular walking routes for residents and visitors alike. This project strives to protect the safety of both pedestrians and cyclists through strategic street improvements across the corridor.
Willoughby Avenue is a residential street that runs east/west parallel to Santa Monica Boulevard. Signalized intersections enable morning and evening commuter cut-through traffic for vehicles using an alternative route to Santa Monica Boulevard, presenting potential points of conflicts for pedestrians and cyclists who use Willoughby Avenue.
Kings Road serves as a route for cyclists to connect from Willoughby Avenue to the west-bound bike lanes on Santa Monica Boulevard. The street is currently in good condition, and is highly trafficked by pedestrians and cyclists. Wayfinding signage is needed to direct people to safe ped/bike routes that navigate them through the City.
Vista/Gardner Street provides a north/south connection from Willoughby Avenue to Fountain Avenue. This street experiences lower vehicle volumes and slower speeds than adjacent north/south connections like La Brea Avenue and Fairfax Avenue, and is already used by pedestrians and cyclists traveling through the City.
This Plan provides a vision and set of prioritized strategies and tools to enhance the City’s streets to be more comfortable, safe, and inviting too pedestrians and bicyclist of all ages and abilities. The Plan offers a balanced strategy for providing transportation alternatives in the public realm, by using a “Complete Network Approach”.
On Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, the City of West Hollywood will host a block party event to share draft concepts for improving the streets and sidewalks. This will be a great opportunity to provide your feedback and thoughts on the preliminary plans.
If you cannot make it to this event, or want more information, please contact Bob Cheung, Senior Planner, at email@example.com or (323) 848-6346.