Thursday, Dec 14, 2017
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation installed three new crosswalks as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative at the intersections of Alvarado and 6th St, 7th St, and Wilshire Blvd. These safety improvements at three major intersections in MacArthur Park allow pedestrians to cross the street diagonally at intersections, called scramble crosswalks.
LADOT selected the intersections to the east of MacArthur Park because all three were on the High Injury Network (HIN), the 6 percent of streets where 65 percent of all severe and fatal collisions involving walking and biking occur. Between January 2006 and December 2015, these intersections were the spot of 37 collisions involving pedestrians, resulting in 38 injuries, or 4 severe injuries a year.
MacArthur Park and the West Lake neighborhood are home to some of the busiest intersections for people walking in our city. Scramble crosswalks ensure that everyone can travel safely through these three intersections - people driving, walking, taking transit, and biking.