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.


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.”

Read the full story here

The Eastsider’s Daily email digest includes all new content published on The Eastsider during the last 24 hours. Expect the digest to land in your in email in box around 7 p.m. It’s free to sign up!

Once you submit your information, please check your email box to confirm your subscription.

Talk is Cheap, Gathering News is Not

Join the readers whose monthly sponsorships defray the costs of gathering news and storytelling. That includes covering a variety of bills — from web hosting to bookkeeping — as well as payments to writers and photographers who have been generous with their time and talent. Only $5.99 a month!

Load comments