Newly re-elected Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo has started his term with a splash after pushing forward new neighborhood safety plans.

In efforts to reduce the number of pedestrian and cyclist injuries and fatalities, he has proposed safety projects in both Westlake and Pico-Union. These neighborhoods were ranked among the top three Los Angeles neighborhoods in terms of the most pedestrian/cyclist incidents.

Per Urbanize, the proposed street implementations are listed by priority: 

  • Installation of scramble crosswalks at the Alvarado and 6th street intersection and Wilshire Boulevard and 7th Street intersection
  • Conducting Safe Routes to School Projects at Esperanza Elementary School, Liecthy Middle School, and Union Avenue Elementary School
  • Installation of traffic signals at Berendo and Pico Boulevard, Temple and Patton, and Avenue 26 and Humboldt
  • Installation of rapid flashing signals on Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 25 intersection and Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 41 intersection
  • Narrowing intersections, extend paint on curbs, increase visibility, and add a longer crossing time at North Figueroa Corridor
  • Installation of rapid flashing signals at Avenue 60
  • Propose more pedestrian safety projects for North Figueroa and Piedmont intersection as well as Marmion Way/Pasadena Avenue and Cypress Avenue intersections
  • All projects from the Department of Transportation that involve lane reductions, removals, or reconfigurations within Cedillo’s district (Council District 1) must be stopped until his approval

If the City Council approves Cedillo’s motions, a progress report will be issued in 60 days.