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2018 Favorites: City finds one way to steer Waze drivers off Baxter Street

Baxter Street Echo Park

Baxter is now one-way downhill on either side of Alvarado

Our coverage of  the trouble caused by traffic apps on Baxter Street and the city’s novel solution were among our most popular transportation and traffic stories of 2018. This is from a story that ran on Oct. 9, 2018.

By BARRY LANK

Echo Park  – It’s been nearly five months since Baxter Street was turned into a one-way roadway. That was the city’s solution to the traffic-app related congestion and accidents along one of L.A.’s steepest streets. So how is it working out so far for residents nearby?

“It’s been great,” said Cheryl Revkin, who has regularly taken Baxter as her route, and was initially skeptical of the change. “I love being able to turn onto Baxter from Alvarado with no fear of an unseen car coming up Baxter. And the one-way traffic is way less and very easy. I don’t mind detouring to get home a different way.”

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