Continues to Improve Public Safety in the Highland Park Area
May 12, 2016
Councilmember Cedillo continues to improve public safety in Council District 1 with the installation of a traffic signal along North Figueroa. The City of Los Angeles was granted funds to implement Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) throughout the City. During the RRFB design for North Figueroa and Avenue 55, the Department of Transportation found that a full signal was warranted, however, there were insufficient grant funds for this project. Councilmember Cedillo identified additional funds to allow the signal to be constructed and address the critical pedestrian safety needs along this heavily utilized pedestrian and transit corridor.
“The traffic signal on Avenue 55 is one of many public safety improvements we have instituted since I took office in order to make the Figueroa corridor safer. This stretch along my district has had safety challenges in the past. With the addition of this traffic signal, another in the pipeline and the rectangular rapid flashing beacons coming in, we hope to significantly improve public safety along this corridor,” stated Councilmember Cedillo.
Since taking office, Councilmember Cedillo has partnered with LADOT to implement the following public safety improvements:
- Increased the amount of time for pedestrians to cross on crosswalks (to 21 seconds) along Figueroa from Avenue 50 - Avenue 60.
- Placed a full traffic signal on Avenue 55 and Figueroa.
- Secured funding for a full traffic signal on Avenue 51 and Figueroa.
- Secured funding for rectangular rapid crosswalk beacons on Avenue 60, Avenue 35 and Avenue 41 and Eagle Rock Blvd.
Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park.