Los Feliz — In a recent gambit to keep homeless campers off Vermont Triangle, officials are considering how to redesign the traffic island, once again, possibly by crowding out tents with large planters, the L.A. Times reports.
If such a plan goes through, it’ll be the third redesign of the median in 10 years, the Times noted.
Many ideas have come up over the years for quashing homeless encampments on the median. Even the proposal for large planters was reported in the Los Feliz Ledger last year. Other ideas have included erasing crosswalks to the median, and straightening out the bureaucracy behind the triangle’s maintenance.
The Times notes the median was originally landscaped in 2009 in order to eliminate blight in nearby East Hollywood by “improving the pedestrian amenities.” Sources in the Times also note it remains, technically, a traffic median, and was never intended to be a park.
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