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Larchmont Village Alley – New Year Starts with Two Stops

New Stop sign at the northern end of the alley that is parallel to Larchmont Boulevard.
Stop sign at the First Street end of the alley behind Larchmont Boulevard.

Ben Seinfeld, Field Deputy to Councilman Tom LaBonge, called us on this week to welcome in the new year and let us know he’s back in town after a a holiday break. Seinfeld also wanted to let us know that there are two new stop signs the Councilman’s office was able to implement via the City’s Department of Transportation (LADOT.)

Located in the Larchmont Village alley that runs north-south and parallel to the boulevard, the new signs now require drivers to make a full stop prior to exiting north onto Beverly Blvd and south onto First Street.

While it seems obvious that both routes require a full stop, the signs will hopefully make it safer for pedestrians who are walking on the sidewalks at both exits. Drivers often don’t stop until well into the sidewalk after cruising down the alley, almost hitting pedestrians who are not easily visible on the sidewalk outside.

Know of other unsafe intersections in the neighborhood that could use a stop sign? Explore the process on the DOT website and contact Councilman LaBonge’s office with your suggestions.



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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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