HIGHLAND PARK – We don’t use pedestrian tunnels very much in Los Angeles anymore. Crystal Durazo now knows why after she walked her son under Figueroa Street to his first day of kindergarten at Garvanza Elementary, she told KTLA.
She found … well, the kind of things you find in a pedestrian tunnel: Dead birds, feces, used condoms and graffiti.
But unlike many of the 200 or so pedestrian tunnels throughout the city, this one at Figueroa and Hamlet Street managed to get cleaned up. After Durazo contacted the school district, which referred her to the city, the tunnel was cleaned out, according to City Councilman Jose Huizar’s office.
“Obviously, we still have work to be done, but it looks fantastic,” Durazo told KTLA.
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