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New Stop Signs at 5th and Lucerne

New Stop signs at 5th and Lucerne making the intersection a four-way stop
New Stop signs installed at 5th and Lucerne making the intersection a four-way stop

After many accidents and much nagging by neighbors, stop signs have been placed at the intersection of Lucerne and 5th Street in Windsor Square.  According to nearby resident Jack Humphreville, residents were continually frustrated with former City Council Member Tom LaBonge’s inability to get stop signs at the intersection, despite a number of accidents there.

According to Humphreville, the City Department of Transportation said for years that traffic at the intersection did not meet the volume threshold for a four-way stop, and because most of the accidents were fender benders, they were not reported to the police so the City had no official record of them.

At the October Lucerne Ave. block party, Humphreville button-holed  Adam Miller, from Council member David Ryu’s staff, who said he would get it done. A month later, the DOT issued a letter authorizing the installation of east/west stop signs, saying the intersection does meet the guideline for the installation of an all-way stop sign control, based on the City’s “Excessive Speed” guidelines.

The signs were installed this week. By coincidence, Humphreville spoke to Miller last week about progress on the signs. 

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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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