Hollywood and Highland is one of the most dangerous and clusterfucky intersections in Los Angeles, so to help manage the crowds of tourists (and locals!) who stream through the intersection all day long, LADOT will begin work soon on redesigning the crossing to be friendlier and safer for pedestrians. According to a press release from LA City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, design work starts soon on a scramble crosswalk, " a crossing system that allows pedestrians to cross from all intersections in every direction, including diagonally, at the same time."
LADOT GM Seleta Reynolds says "The new intersection design will prioritize the safety and comfort of people walking." (Scrambles are relatively rare in the city so far, but there are a few near UCLA and USC, and in Pasadena and Beverly Hills.) The design should be in place by the end of the year.
· Mapping LA's Most Dangerous Intersections For Pedestrians [Curbed LA]
· Garcetti Wants Crisscross Crosswalks in Hollywood, DTLA [Curbed LA]