Winnetka Avenue Traffic Impact Analysis Report: Now Available

The Winnetka Avenue Street Improvements project proposes to close the gap in the bicycle network by extending existing bicycle lanes on Winnetka Ave. from Vanowen St. to Oxnard St. to connect to the LA River Greenway, Metro Orange Line busway and bike path, and Pierce College. The project aims to increase safety and improve mobility options for people accessing these destinations. Reorganizing the street by replacing existing peak-hour travel lanes with full-time parking and bike lanes would make the street more predictable, provide a buffer for pedestrians in the sidewalk, and can help calm speeds on this major arterial running through primarily residential areas. The project may also include a new controlled crossing across Winnetka Avenue near the Los Angeles River to enhance access and safety for people who walk or bike.

Per the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), LADOT has prepared a traffic study to assess the potential impacts of adding new bike lanes on Winnetka Avenue within the project area. This report is now available to review by clicking here: Winnetka Traffic Impact Analysis Report. The report includes the existing and proposed mid-block cross sections, as well as lane configurations and the level of service (LOS) at each of the four study intersections with and without the project. The comment period for this report will be open for 30 days, concluding on Feb 3, 2019. Comments may be submitted by email to lameese.chang@lacity.org (please include the case number ENV-2018-6406-SE in the subject line). Written comments may also be mailed to the address below:

Lameese Chang
Active Transportation Division
City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation
100 S. Main Street, 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

An Open House & Public Hearing will be held in late January 2019, during which the public will have an opportunity to view project materials, ask questions, and provide verbal comments to a hearing officer. An official notice for the Open House & Public Hearing will be posted on this website and e-mailed to stakeholders.

In the meantime, if you have questions about the project, or would like to be added to the email list for this project, please contact LADOT staff at lameese.chang@lacity.org or 213-972-4997. We also encourage you to attend the upcoming Winnetka Neighborhood Council meeting on January 8, and the Woodland Hills-Warner Center Neighborhood Council meeting on January 9, where staff will be present to provide a project overview and answer general questions.

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