Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

Automatic Pedestrian Traffic Signals on Wilshire Blvd.

This automatic non-button pedestrian signal was recently installed at the intersection of Wilshire and Lucerne Blvds., in front of the Ebell of Los Angeles.

New automatic pedestrian non-button traffic signals have been installed along Wilshire Blvd in the Greater Wilshire area. Thanks to reduced car traffic and more pedestrians crossing the streets during the COVID-19 pandemic, Department of Transportation crews have been able to work quickly and safely to make improvements to our streets reflecting new traffic patterns.

LADOT has deactivated pedestrian push buttons in city neighborhoods with high volumes of pedestrian activity. Instead, the intersections now feature automatic walk cycles, which operate without the need for pedestrians to press crosswalk buttons and risk contamination.

Initially rolled out in downtown Los Angeles and then implemented in Hollywood, Westlake, and MacArthur Park, LADOT has now also made the conversion to automatic, non-button pedestrian signals at intersections in Chinatown and Koreatown.

In addition, LADOT has reset all signals to “nighttime mode,” so that more signals to change to red when traffic volumes are really low.  Officials had noticed an increase in speeding through intersections where lights had been synchronized to reduce traffic congestion during daylight hours, and allow a “green wave” of signals, according to KTLA News.

Sign for new automatic non-button pedestrian signal is posted on this formerly push button signal.


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the 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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