West Hollywood was founded on rent control and gay community, and its chill, "take care of everyone," "live and let live" philosophy persists today in its totally cool approach to jaywalking. While the LAPD will ticket a pedestrian for hovering a foot off the sidewalk under certain conditions, the West Hollywood division of the LA County Sheriff's Department refuses to target walkers and, in fact, says it's legal to cross between intersections, "as long you're not making vehicle traffic stop for you," according to KPCC's interview of Lt. David Smith. (That's the division's particular interpretation of the California Vehicle Code.) Smith adds that "We know that West Hollywood is a pedestrian-friendly city, so we're not going after pedestrians … We just want everyone to be safe." Wacky WeHo!
· Jaywalking isn't what you think in West Hollywood [KPCC]
· LAPD Just Fining Walkers So They'll Stop Getting Hit By Cars [Curbed LA]