Hollywood Community Celebrates Safer Pedestrian Crossing at Hollywood and Highland

Hollywood community celebrates safer pedestrian crossing at Hollywood and Highland

HOLLYWOOD -- Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds, and local residents and business owners dedicated a new scrambled crosswalk that was recently installed at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

A ‘scramble’ is a crossing system that allows everyone to cross from each corner, in all directions, including diagonally, at the same time.

“We are working toward the goal of greater pedestrian safety with a new scramble crosswalk for one of the most heavily traveled intersections in all of Los Angeles at Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave,” said Councilmember O’Farrell.  “The ‎Hollywood scramble will provide greater access and improve the flow of foot and vehicular traffic in the heart of ‎Hollywood. I want to thank General Manager Seleta Reynolds and the staff at the Department of Transportation, and the Mayor’s Great Streets team, for working collaboratively with my office on pedestrian safety enhancements, and for identifying the funding that made this project possible in such a short amount of time.”

Last August, the Department of Transportation (LADOT) agreed to implement this major improvement that will increase safety at one of the busiest intersections in Los Angeles. The scramble crosswalk at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue has an estimated price tag of $50,000.

Users are encouraged to spread the word about this new safety feature on social media using the hashtag #HollywoodScramble.