LADOT: Installs protected-permissive left-turn signals all directions at BarringtonXWilshire

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation has authorized the installation of protected-permissive* left-turn signals in all directions at Barrington Av and Wilshire Blvd intersection (similar to Bundy Dr and Wilshire Blvd).

At Bundy Dr and Wilshire Blvd intersection, the left-turn signals for all directions are protected-permissive-type*. The left-turn phase for each direction is activated based on demand. In each left-turn lane, the loop detectors activating the left-turn phasing are approximately 70 ft to 90 ft from the crosswalks (depending on the length of the left-turn pocket), so when there are four or more vehicles in a left-turn lane at the beginning of the cycle for that direction, the left-turn phase gets activated and the green phase would be extended if there is a demand.

*In a “permissive” mode, a green signal permits vehicles to turn left as traffic allows(see left image in Figure 1 Permissive and Protected).
In a “permissive/protected” mode, the permissive left-turn phase is immediately followed by an exclusive, protected left-turn phase, initiated by a green arrow signal indication (see image in Figure 1 Permissive and Protected).
– Courtesy of Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety

An alternative style of a left-turn signal light is Sunnyvale’s

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Dept of Transportation (DOT): SBRA input requested prior to installation of stops signs

The Dept of Transportation (DOT) has been working closely with SBRA asking for our input prior to installation of stop signs in our area.
1. They will soon be installing an all-way sign control at the intersection of Granville Ave and Kiowa Ave. We have received many complaints about the unsafe conditions there and we welcome this improvement. The installation could take 4-8 weeks, depending upon the field crew’s schedule.

2. Although Chenault St and Westgate Av are technically outside SBRA boundaries, we would like to know if anyone has an opinion re: installation of an all-way stop sign control at the Chenault St and Westgate Av intersection.

According to DOT, there is an approximate distance of more than 1,200 ft between existing controls on Westgate Av (between Currituck Dr and Montana Av) so this intersection meets their “Stop Sign Pattern” guideline for all-way stop sign control.

They have asked for a response in one week and after that they will proceed with the approval.

We appreciate notification and hope you will respond before March 31 if you approve…or disapprove of this installation.

Westside “Martin Expo Town Center Project” approved by LA City Council

Tricia Keane, Director of Land Use & Planning for Los Angeles City Council District 11 (Mike Bonin Council Member)
adds the following explanation to the approved plan:
The project that was approved was the revised project, which has 150,000 sf of commercial office, smaller grocery store (reduced by 40%), 20% affordable housing, 100 parking spaces for Expo Patrons, traffic and circulation improvements like a raised median in Bundy to prevent cut through traffic, $250K for a traffic signal at the Olympic driveway if the neighborhood wants it (subject to DOT approval), and the reconfiguration of the pedestrian island (i.e., “pork chop”) to create a larger pedestrian area at the corner and make crossing the street safer.

(Details available at these sites)
Mike Bonin Website LA City Council Approval of Metro Expo Center