L.A.'s Department of Transportation (LADOT) presented their newest vision for Atwater's section of Fletcher Drive at their July 19th public meeting. They presented three alternative plans to improve overall safety on Fletcher Drive between San Fernando Road and the 5 Interstate Freeway. Two plans include a "road diet" or vehicular traffic lane reduction, while the 3rd includes removing all on-street parking.
All proposals include an assortment of improved crosswalks, traffic signals, and signage. The plans are:
Alternative #1 – includes a full traffic lane reduction from the current four lanes to two. It also includes a dedicated bike lane, adding a left-turn lane, and preserving all on-street parking.
Alternative #2 - includes preserving all four traffic lanes, adding a dedicated left-turn lane and removing all on-street parking.
Alternative #3 - includes a partial traffic lane reduction on the south side of Fletcher Drive. It would reduce traffic lanes from two lanes to one for those driving towards San Fernando Road. It will keep the existing two traffic lanes on the north side for those driving towards the 5 Interstate Freeway. This plan will also add a dedicated left-turn lane and preserve all on-street parking.
LADOT will hold a 3rd public meeting on August 2nd.
What: Fletcher Drive "Road Diet" / Vision Zero Meeting
When: Wednesday, August 2nd, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Modernica, 2805 Gilroy Street, Los Angeles, CA 90039