Pedestrians Can Now Walk/Don’t Walk Without Touching Crosswalk Buttons to Avoid Contracting/Spreading COVID-19

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The City of West Hollywood’s Department of Public Works has modified the operation of many traffic signals and pedestrian crossings in West Hollywood so that pedestrians do not have to touch surfaces of pole-mounted buttons to trigger green-walk-modes. This will help avoid contracting or spreading COVID-19 during the pandemic.

Modifications have been completed for crossings along the entire length of Santa Monica Boulevard and at key pedestrian-crossing locations on Beverly Boulevard, N. La Brea Avenue, Fountain Avenue, and Fairfax Avenue. The City continues to remind community members to adhere to Safer at Home orders and only leave home for essential needs at this time.

“CROSS WALK CROSSING SIGNALS in Weho’s critical intersections are now cycling from RED to GREEN without a pedestrian having to push a button,” West Hollywood council member John Duran posted on his Facebook timeline. “Thank you to Jordan Slack for bringing to our attention. He was concerned about pedestrians having to push the buttons to cross and possibly spreading infection. He contacted me. I contacted Public Works. We did a quick assessment of synching our signals on Santa Monica Blvd with Los Angeles. And it was done. All on the same day. Thank you Jordan.”

The City of West Hollywood is also extending the suspension of permit parking and other parking regulations through in response to COVID-19. The suspension, which began on March 16, and was supposed to end on March 31, 2020, has been extended until April 19, 2020. The suspended parking regulations are as follows:

Permit parking on all residential streets
Street sweeping enforcement
All AM/PM rush hour enforcement (including Holloway, La Brea, Fountain, Robertson south of Beverly)
Blocked Driveways – Per complaint only – Call Parking Enforcement (323) 650-6757
Loading Zones (commercial and passenger) – Per complaint only – Call Parking Enforcement (323) 650-6757
Residential and commercial moving permits are suspended – signs will not be available during this period
Safety violations will be enforced.

All parking citations issued after March 14, 2020 will have a 30 day suspension before penalties are applied. Citations received prior to March 14, 2020 are subject to regular conditions outlined on the backside of the citation.

Please contact the Parking Violations Bureau at (800) 687-2458 with all citation related questions.

The City of West Hollywood will post updates on its website at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @WeHoCity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.
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For notifications by email, subscribe to the City’s E-Notifications at www.weho.org/email. Visit the City’s event and meetings calendar at www.weho.org/calendar and news archive at www.weho.org/news.
For updates and information about the current numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States and in Los Angeles County, the spread of the virus, severity, treatments, precautions, and other important public health information in multiple languages, please visit websites for:
• Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The City of West Hollywood will continue to post updates on its website at www.weho.org/coronavirus and the City encourages community members to follow @wehocity on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and turn on notifications for up-to-date information regarding details in the City of West Hollywood.
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