The new General Manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), Seleta Reynolds, has requested a new design option for the Glendale / Hyperion Viaduct called Option 1A. The new design option was presented to the Citizens Advisory Committee and the general public on December 18, 2014.
Option 1A is a hybrid of other options previously consider by the community, specifically Option/Exhibit 1 and 3. It would maintain four motor vehicle traffic lanes and two sidewalks and would require bicyclists and pedestrians to share a wider protected bike/walkway.
Under Option 1A the two sidewalks would measure 5.5’ wide under Waverly Dr. and 8’ wide for the remainder of the bridge. Bicyclists will share the walkway with pedestrians without a physical divider and will be directed to the inside area (closest to the safety rail) with pedestrians occupying the outermost portion of the sidewalk. The four motor vehicle traffic lanes will be 10.5’ wide for the inner lanes and 11’ wide for the outer lanes with a 4’ wide median dividing the opposing traffic lanes without a physical barrier, for the entire length of the bridge.
All design options continue to include: an elevated sidewalk(s) with a safety rail, a pedestrian activated crosswalk at the base of the bridge, a radar activated 35 mph speed limit sign, an 8’ widening of the Glendale Blvd. bridges, a pedestrian/bicyclist bridge of the Red Car pylons, a reconfiguration of the I-5 northbound off ramp, a reintroduction of the original design of the balustrades, and refurbishment of the original lamp posts.
Click here for Design Option 1A (pdf File)