You may have noticed new lane striping on Rossmore Avenue. The striping is a new effort by LADOT designed to reduce speed and increase safety on the street for residents and drivers, explained Cindy Chavtal-Keane, President of the Hancock Park HOA.
According to Chvatal-Keane, the bulge shapes are a traffic calming measure that forces drivers to slow down a bit as the lane widths modulate. The double yellow line means no passing and the yellow hatch marks indicate where there are driveways where drivers can enter and exit the traffic. The street has also been narrowed, thanks to the prominent white stripes that indicate where cars may park, which will hopefully discourage drivers from forming a second lane.
Ideally, all these changes, made simply with paint, will slow down the traffic and make it safer for residents on the street to get in and out their driveways.
About Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.
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4 thoughts on “New Lane Striping on Rossmore Avenue”
What we really need is a crosswalk on 4th street and Rossmore!!!
we were wondering! thank you
Nonsense. This is just another effort by the fools who run this city to discourage driving and make it harder to travel by private auto. This striping has made Rossmore even more difficult to drive, like when they deleted a southbound lane in from of the Wilshire CC and made a right turn mandatory on Beverly. The then manager of Wilshire knew nothing about it even after it was done. they keep reducing lanes until the entire city will be one lane streets with bicycles having the right of way to impede traffic.
I really like the new striping on Rossmore and immediately noticed that cars were slowing down a bit. Plus the street did not seem as big! Los Angeles has seen an increase in bicycle and pedestrian deaths and these types of improvements are needed to diminish the poor driving habits of too many. Indeed traffic backs up a bit more at the Wilshire Country Club. This probably also discourages in the long-term community wide cut through traffic. Travel patterns have changed in Los Angeles in the past thirty years. Thirty years ago, one would go to Pasadena or Santa Monica for a movie. Now folks stay home or go to a more local theater. More and more the shops, restaurants, and experiences used on a daily basis are closer to where people live. In the future this trend will likely continue and more and more people will indeed walk and bike and use alternative means of transit. And a lot more will be working from home. My guess is that there will be more lane stripings like those n Rossmore.