Street Safety Improvements
Friends of King and Thomas Starr King Middle School encourage active transportation to school. We are actively working with the community and the city to create Safe Routes to and from our school.
Here is a collection of hotspots and corridors around TS King, what progress has been made, and what is still needed. Please send us an email with the subject “King Street Smarts” with additional problems and hotspots that you notice, unsafe incidents that you witness, or if you simply would like to be more involved with this effort!
HERE ARE THE DETAILS OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON….
Fountain & Myra – SUCCESS!! New Traffic Signal Timing with a Pedestrian Only Phase – the 1st of its kind in LA! The pedestrian only phase improves school zone safety, and was celebrated with the school community by Councilmember O’Farrell, Councilmember Ryu, and LADOT General Manager Reynolds on May 24, 2017. SUCCESS!! SUCCESS!! SUCCESS!! 3 crosswalks upgraded to zebra striped crosswalks. NEEDED pedestrian friendly geometric redesign needed to increase space and safety for pedestrians, similar to what was done at GPB & Landa. NEEDED delineated curb extension on north side of intersection. (CD13, SLNC)
Fountain & Sanborn – SUCCESS!! crosswalk painted along north side of Fountain (CD4, LFNC). IN PROGRESS crosswalk on south side along Fountain (CD13, SLNC)
Fountain & Manzanita – SUCCESS!! crosswalk painted along north side of Fountain (CD4, LFNC), SUCCESS!! crosswalk and fresh limit line on south side along Fountain (CD13, SLNC)
Fountain & Lyric – SUCCESS!! SUCCESS!! 2 crosswalks painted across Fountain (CD4, LFNC)
Fountain & Hyperion – SUCCESS!! crosswalk painted south side of Fountain across Hyperion (CD13, SLNC)
Fountain & Landa – SUCCESS!! SUCCESS!! 2 crosswalks painted across Fountain and across Landa (CD4, LFNC)
Hyperion & Landa – SUCCESS!! crosswalk painted across Hyperion at Landa (CD13/CD4, SLNC)
Griffith Park Blvd & Landa – SUCCESS!! geometric redesign of intersection, added curb extensions, removal of channelized right turn, reduced vehicle pedestrian conflicts at every crossing
Griffith Park Blvd bike lanes – SUCCESS!! mostly repainted, largely patched! NEEDED more patching, crack filling, and resurfacing to make a family friendly and safe riding surface — recommended use of Endurablend, an LADOT approved product currently in use at the crossing in front of Grand Market DTLA
Fountain & Talmage – SUCCESS!! – crosswalks along north side of Fountain (CD4, LFNC)
Fountain & Bates – SUCCESS!! north side crosswalk is painted!!! SUCCESS!! south side crosswalk is painted. IN PROGRESS study for marked/controlled crossing across Fountain is in progress!!! (CD13, SLNC)
Fountain – IN PROGRESS, slower speeds on Fountain and School Zones expanded to 1,000 ft from the school. Fountain is along the High Injury Network, and engineering for speed reduction will improve safety for our students. LAUSD OEHS is currently working with LADOT to extend our school zones.
Fountain & Effie – SUCCESS!! crosswalk is in!!!! (CD13, LFNC) *needs geometric redesign needed to slow speeds and improve safety
Sunset Drive & Bates — SUCCESS!! crosswalk was painted across the south side of Bates. NEEDED For across Sunset Drive, counts are in, but PENDING APPROVAL due to lack of curb ramps more crosswalks at this intersection. Also need curb ramps from LABSS (CD4, LFNC)
Sunset Drive & Talmage – IN PROGRESS 4 crosswalks warranted and approved to be painted at this intersection. (CD4, LFNC)
Sunset Drive & Manzanita – IN PROGRESS counts are in and crosswalks are warranted, but PENDING APPROVAL due to lack of curb ramps. Stop sign also needed (CD4, LFNC) *students cross this intersection, as well as the vehicles leaving our dropoff line
Bates & Effie – NEEDED, waiting on counts, 4 crosswalks needed (CD13, SLNC)
Myra & Effie – NEEDED, crosswalks and 4 way Stop, waiting on counts and study, 4 crosswalks needed (CD13, SLNC) *there were two crashes while we were walking by this intersection last May during our walk audit. LAUSD OEHS has also evaluated the area, and has independently recommended a 4 way Stop.
Manzanita & Effie – NEEDED, waiting on counts, 4 crosswalks needed (CD13, SLNC)
Sanborn & Effie – NEEDED, waiting on counts,crosswalks needed (CD13, SLNC), LABSS also needs to add access ramp on the SE corner
Hyperion & Effie – NEEDED, waiting on counts, crosswalks needed (CD13, SLNC), LABSS needs to add access ramp on the SE corner *Southbound Metro 175 bus stop is at this intersection
Griffith Park Blvd & Effie –NEEDED, waiting on counts, crosswalks needed (CD13, SLNC), LABSS needs to add access ramps on the NE corner, NW corner, SW corner
Sunset Blvd & Bates – DISPUTED controlled crossing requested at Bates across Sunset Blvd. Current study shows lack of pedestrian demand doesn’t warrant a controlled crossing. Request out for LADOT to consider vulnerable population of seniors and middle schoolers, and lack of safe crossing in this popular retail area. NEEDED this area along Sunset Blvd designated as a Pedestrian Oriented Corridor.
STREET SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS
Griffith Park Blvd & Landa
Griffith Park Blvd Bike Lanes
Fountain & Sanborn
Fountain & Manzanita
Fountain & Myra
Fountain & Bates
Fountain & Talmage
Sunset Drive & Manzanita
Sunset Drive & Myra
Sunset Drive & Talmage
Sunset Drive & Bates
Myra & Effie
Fountain & south side of Bates
Sunset Blvd & Bates