Lend your voice in support in keeping 4-traffic lanes on the Hyperion Bridge... email our elected representatives TODAY (see below).
Fellow Business Owners and Local Shoppers,
A real threat looms over small businesses in Atwater Village and Silver Lake. There is an ongoing effort to force a “road diet”, or traffic lane reduction, on the Hyperion Bridge as part of the bridge’s restoration and seismic retrofit. A group of tenacious bicycle activists are advocating for a vehicular lane reduction on Hyperion’s main bridge, which links Atwater Village to Silver Lake. Their stated goal? … to slow vehicular traffic.
The Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce (AVCC) strongly believes that preserving the current 4 traffic lanes is of utmost importance to the local small business community. Local consumers have shown time and time again that their preferred method of travel to shop in Atwater Village or Silver Lake is by automobile. A “road diet” on the Hyperion Bridge would cause unnecessary traffic congestion and delays for consumers seeking to visit shopping districts on either side of the bridge. This would force local consumers to other shopping areas as they seek to avoid the added congestion. The end result would be more traffic congestion, less road safety and a loss of income for small businesses.
The decision-makers on whether a “road diet” become a part of the Hyperion Bridge restoration and seismic retrofit is our elected representatives: Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell (CD13) and Councilmember Tom LaBonge (CD4).
The AVCC has urged these decision-makers to support a design that will preserve the 4 traffic lanes on Hyperion’s main bridge while providing dedicated bike lanes and added pedestrian safety. This common-sense design can be found in what is being referred to as Design Option #1. This design option will preserve the 4 lanes of traffic (two in each direction), install a ADA compliant elevated sidewalk on the westbound side of the bridge, and add two 5' wide bicycle lanes.
We now ask you to lend your voice in support of Design Option #1. Write to our elected representatives TODAY and tell them to preserve the current 4 traffic lanes on the Hyperion Bridge. Click here to send an email or cut-n-paste the following addresses to your email “TO” box. Make sure to mention that you support Design Option #1.
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