The Echo Park neighborhood council on Tuesday night will consider a proposal to convert the 1800 block of f Lobdell Place into a one-way to improve traffic safety. After speed humps were placed on Lake Shore Avenue to the east, many motorists have apparently decided to shoot down Lobdell Place, a narrow street barely 20 feet wide, said Jose Sigala, President of the Greater Echo Park Elysian Neighborhood Council. Under the proposal, traffic would run north to south on Lobdell between Avalon and Branden streets.
“The one-way street proposal is one of several ideas that includes speed limit signage, speed humps or other mitigation measures to slow down cars that use the street as a short cut around Lake Shore, which has speed humps,” said Sigala in an email. “Currently the neighbors have placed signs that the neighborhood council has provided them asking drivers to slow down.”
Since the neighborhood council serves only as an advisory body, the one-way street proposal must still be reviewed and approved by the city’s Department of Transportation in addition to other possible city review. The council’s Board of Governors is scheduled to take up the proposal at its meeting. on Tuesday, Feb.28 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for an agenda.
* Update: The GEPENC Board voted to send a letter to the city’s Department of Transportation requesting information on making Lodell Place a one-way street, said Chief Information Officer Lisa Baca-Sigala.