The City of West Hollywood has installed solar-powered radar speed indicator signs along Fountain Avenue and on N. San Vicente Boulevard in order to remind drivers to drive within the speed limit.
Six new yellow digital numeral signs provide real-time visual feedback to drivers about how fast their vehicles are moving. The signs have been installed on Fountain Avenue and on N. San Vicente Boulevard:
- Two Signs on Fountain Avenue near Formosa Avenue;
- Two Signs on Fountain Avenue near La Cienega Boulevard; and
- Two Signs on N. San Vicente Boulevard at Rosewood Avenue.
The signs are intended to increase driver awareness of excessive speed and encourage speeders to slow down. Speed citations are regularly issued through enforcement by West Hollywood Sheriff’s Deputies.
Electronic Variable Message Signs — trailer-mounted programmable signs that urge drivers to slow down — have also been placed on Fountain Avenue to encourage drivers recognize and abide by posted speed limits.
Installation of the signs is part of the City’s coordinated plan to increase pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular safety with “Engineering, Education, and Enforcement,” which was approved by the West Hollywood City Council in October 2014.
The constant movement of people driving, walking, and bicycling in close proximity is an ongoing challenge in West Hollywood and in cities across the nation. The City is continuously exploring a mix of measures to address pedestrian and bicycle safety and manage traffic congestion.
In 2017, the City of West Hollywood installed new signalized pedestrian crosswalks along Santa Monica Boulevard and in 2016 the City added bicycle lanes on Fairfax Avenue.