Mayor orders limited Pico-Olympic steps

Mayor Villaraigosa told the city DOT today to bar most rush-hour parking as far east as Fairfax and to re-time the lights on Pico to favor eastbound traffic and Olympic to favor westbound, the Times' Sharon Bernstein reports. After six months or more, lanes would be restriped to further favor those directions. The move overrules objections in the community and on the City Council, but by stopping the project at Fairfax caves in to concerns from Councilman Herb Wesson about continuing to La Brea. Not that the stretch of Pico east of Fairfax is anything special — and I used to live in the neighborhood.

LAT story

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Mobility stories on LA Observed:
Questions big and small for Measure M
California Incline redo in timelapse
Expo Line buzz lifts rail system numbers
Two Metro lines for two different LAs
Real estate developers: all aboard Expo
Expo Line to Santa Monica opened Friday at noon
Obama returns Thursday, Trump (not) here Friday*
Hollywood versus the freeway that carries its name


LA Observed on Twitter