Creating safer streets in the Seventh Council District for all users of the road has been a top priority. My team worked with LADOT Official on safety improvements for Foothill Boulevard from Sherman Grove Avenue to Apperson Street. Last year, LADOT selected this stretch as a Vision Zero ‘Priority Corridor’ due to the high number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries between 2009 and 2019. This provides additional funding and design improvements to improve traffic safety.
These improvements include:
•13 high visibility continental crosswalks at minor intersections, and green conflict zone striping to the existing bike lanes.
•Redesign including new striping and reflective bollards to simplify traffic flow through the complex intersection at Foothill Boulevard, Greenburn Avenue, and Summitrose Street.
•A left turn restriction from a busy driveway was implemented to restrict cross-traffic left turns and improve queueing
•Signal upgrades and installations are planned to include protected left-turns and flashing beacons for crosswalks and emergency services.
To make suggestions for future improvements in this area, please go to https://ladotlivablestreets.org/projects/foothill-safety. For additional information on this project, contact my Sunland-Tujunga field office at (818) 352-3287.