The dangerous, busy intersection at Hollywood and Highland in Hollywood just got an upgrade from the LADOT that will hopefully make it safer for the droves of tourists and locals who use it every day. A new scramble crosswalk, first announced in August, was installed over the weekend and now pedestrians can cross in all directions—even diagonally—at the same time. LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds previously explained that "The new intersection design will prioritize the safety and comfort of people walking." Imagine that!
Scramble crosswalks aren't too common in Los Angeles, though there are some near USC and UCLA, and adjacent to the city in Beverly Hills and Pasadena. Mayor Eric Garcetti said last November that he hopes to see scrambles installed here in Hollywood, as well as at Seventh and Flower in Downtown and on Alameda and Aliso, near Downtown's Union Station.
Watch the Hollywood scramble in action:
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