The City of West Hollywood has begun the community feedback phase of the Willoughby, Kings, Vista/Gardner Greenway Project. The Project was identified in the City’s 2017 Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobility Plan as a priority project. The Project’s goals include minimizing neighborhood cut-through traffic, slowing down vehicular traffic, reducing traffic incidents, providing safer pedestrian/bicycle environment, and providing a contiguous east-west bicycle route within the City of West Hollywood.
Within the study area, Willoughby Avenue, N. Vista Street and N. Gardner Street are shared by the City of West Hollywood and the City of Los Angeles. The Project was initiated in March 2019; in-person community demonstration projects highlighting a suite of potential treatments were delayed by the social distancing requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pilot phase of the Willoughby Greenway Project began in April 2022 and consists of temporary traffic improvement strategies, which have been installed along Willoughby Avenue – a traffic diverter at Ogden/Willoughby, a mini-roundabout at Curson/Willoughby, and corner curb extensions at Spaulding/Willoughby – will remain in place through August 2022 as the community evaluates the improvements. The City of Los Angeles is scheduled to enhance the temporary traffic diverter at Ogden/Willoughby in the coming weeks to ensure it operates effectively for the duration of the pilot.
The City is hosting a virtual Information Session on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. which is free and open to the public. Staff will provide a brief presentation regarding the greenway project; however, the primary purpose of this meeting will be to answer any questions and receive initial feedback on the temporary installations thus far. Interested parties may click here to access the Zoom meeting link or dial-in via phone at (669) 900- 6833 with the following Meeting ID: 852 8458 5396. Community Workshops are also being planned for late August 2022.
The City is providing a number of ways that community members can provide feedback (via text message, via an app accessed with QR codes at the sites of the temporary installations, or via a web submission form). More information on these feedback opportunities, a brief animated video about the project, and RSVP links for upcoming virtual community meetings are available at www.weho.org/city-government/city-departments/planning-and-development-services/long-range-planning/mobility-planning/willoughby-vista-gardner-street-design-project.
For more information about the Willoughby, Kings, Vista/Gardner Greenway Project, please contact Bob Cheung, City of West Hollywood Senior Transportation Planner, at [email protected] or (323) 848-6346.