- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pedestrians will be crossing the street from all directions by the end of the year in one of the busiest intersections in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Times reports (https://lat.ms/1ECdN1X) traffic will be stopped in all directions long enough for pedestrians to cross the intersection at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. The $50,000 scramble crosswalk is part of Mobility 2035, a citywide transportation plan passed by city council members last week.

Councilman Mitch O’Farrell said the intersection is one of the city’s most dangerous, and that pedestrian safety is his top priority.

Vehicles struck 38 pedestrians at Hollywood and Highland between 2002 and 2013.

Studies say scramble crosswalks promote pedestrian safety. The city installed 10 at various locations, but removed four in the fashion district due to traffic delays.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/


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