Bi-Monthly LADOT CD11 LAPD Mar Vista Traffic

Nov 16 2016 - 10:00am

                                        Mar Vista Bi-Monthly LADOT/CD11/LAPD Traffic Committee Meeting

                      November 16, 2016 at 10.00 a.m.

   West Los Angeles Office of CD11 Councilman Mike Bonin

      1645 Corinth Ave., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025


Call to Order.


Approval of Minutes of September 21, 2016 meeting.


Agenda items for discussion are as follows.


LADOT Agenda Items

Old Business – Progress Reports & Further Discussion of tabled items from the Sept. 21st Meeting:  

      Item #1:  Follow-up by Rudy G., re: a request for installation of a flashing crosswalk across Washington Place at the corner of either Marcasel Ave. or East Blvd. for pedestrian traffic to and from the Oval, reporting the results of his study as to whether the volume of pedestrians trying to cross Washington at either Marcasel Ave. or East Blvd. would justify such an installation. [LADOT]

            Item # 2:  LAPD follow-up report re: stakeholder complaints about cars speeding on Marco Place between Beethoven St. and Walgrove Ave., and the stakeholders’ request for additional STOP signs on Marco Pl. for speed and safety control.  [LADOT & LAPD]

            Item #3:  Follow-up report by Rudy G. re: correction measures for a visibility problem for left turns onto Walgrove Ave. from Marco Pl. where the red zone at this intersection is so short that drivers turning left (south) across the oncoming (northbound) traffic cannot see that traffic until past the corner, making the turn very risky, and the suggestion that extending the “no parking” zone further south on the east side of Walgrove would increase visibility and decrease risk for drivers turning left from Marco onto Walgrove.   [LADOT]  


New Business – Items for Discussion:

            Item #1:  Stakeholder request for a left turn signal at the intersection of Westminster and Sawtelle Blvd., a dangerous area where numerous accidents occur from drivers crossing Sawtelle or making left turns onto Westminster or Sawtelle.  [LADOT]

            Item #2:  Request for a left turn arrow for the southbound lane of McLaughlin at Palms Blvd. for traffic turning east onto Palms Blvd.  [LADOT]        


Other Agenda Items:

Old Business – Progress reports and Further Discussion of tabled items from the Sept. 21st Meeting:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

            Item #1:  Follow-up report re: investigation of a stakeholder’s allegation that dozens of vehicles speed through the Frances Ave./Caswell Ave. intersection every day ever since STOP signs were installed at that location last year, creating a very dangerous condition in this residential neighborhood.



New Business – Items for Discussion:

            Item #1:  Stakeholders complain about a “treacherous” section of sidewalk at 12548 Matteson Ave., corner of Matteson and Frances, which needs repair and needs curb cuts installed to accommodate several residents who use walkers and have to navigate through driveways to cross the street.  Curb cuts are needed at the northeast corner of Pacific & Frances, the southeast corner of Pacific & Frances., and the southeast corner of Matteson & Frances.  [CD11 for BOSS]


Agenda – November 16, 2016 Mar Vista Bi-Monthly Traffic Committee Meeting – Page 2


            Item #2:  MVCC Board Member Sherri Akers reports that curb cuts are needed on Wade St. near Pacific Ave., near the Big Blue Bus route, where aging a and handicapped residents must use driveways and travel on streets to cross intersections.  (Contact Sherri for the exact intersection locations involved.)

[CD11 for BOSS]



The next Mar Vista Bi-Monthly LADOT/CD11/LAPD Traffic Committee meeting will be held on

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., at Council District 11 West Los Angeles Office, 1645 Corinth Ave., Room 201, Los Angeles, CA 90025. 

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