I wanted to give everyone an update with Where’s My Crosswalk?
I’m happy to report that I received an email a few days ago from Deborah Murphy, Chair of the L.A. Pedestrian Advisory Committee. She gave me the great news that after completing a study of the area, the L.A. Department of Transportation has come to the conclusion that a new traffic signal is indeed needed at Vista St. and Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. Construction is expected to begin sometime within the next fiscal year, which I believe begins in October.
I’m not exactly sure what kind of traffic signal will be installed, but I’m sure whatever is constructed will make the area a lot more safe for pedestrians, and will definitely help local businesses by making it that much more convenient for people to get to them. I’ll keep you all posted as more information comes in, and I definitely plan to shoot some sort of “afters” of the area. If possible, I’ll do my best to get out there to capture some of the construction, and maybe grab a few sound bites as well.
Lastly, I wanted to thank everyone who helped this all come to fruition — Deborah Murphy of course, as well as Curbed LA writer Adam Kudler, and Streetsblog writer Damien Newton. Also thanks to LA Taco, and everyone else who posted and re-posted my video and/or blurbs about this story on Facebook, Twitter, etc. It was very much greatly appreciated!