Villaraigosa Proposes Modified One-Way Plan For Pico And Olympic

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To relieve gridlock on LA’s West Side, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky proposed limiting Olympic and Pico Boulevards to one-way traffic in opposite directions. That went nowhere, but now Mayor Villaraigosa has proposed a compromise he calls the “new, smart way to reduce traffic congestion.” He would eliminate parking on both streets during rush hour right away. Next year, traffic lights would be re-timed to speed traffic westbound on Olympic and east on Pico.  Step three might be re-striping the lanes to provide more eastbound lanes on Pico and vice versa on Olympic.

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Jack Weiss - BlueLine Grid - @bluelinegrid, Jay Handal - West Los Angeles Neighborhood Council, Joe Linton - Streetsblog Los Angeles - @JoeLinton

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Warren Olney

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