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Safety improvements at Hollywood sign


The Los Angeles City Council has approved two separate reports calling for permanent fencing and the installation of a roundabout to address public safety around the hillside streets leading to the Hollywood sign.

The council on Aug. 22 unanimously approved a report calling for permanent replacement to temporary fencing along Mulholland Highway–beginning at Canyon Lake Drive and running along a portion of the Lake Hollywood Park perimeter east to Durand Drive–to deter vehicles from stopping along the two-lane segment.

In addition, the council unanimously approved a report calling for the installation of a traffic roundabout at the intersection of Canyon Lake and Mulholland, which would help facilitate safer vehicular travel.

“The Hollywood sign is one of our most visited destinations not just in Council District Four, but really all of Los Angeles, and yet, even as tourism has grown, even as social media has brought so many more people to visit the sign for their own Instagram selfie and vacation travel rebounding dramatically after a break during COVID,'' Councilwoman Nithya Raman, who represents the Fourth District, said prior to the vote.

“We are seeing a huge influx of visitors traveling along narrow residential streets to get up-close views of the sign–something that these neighborhoods have faced for a long time, but that for me, since I've only been here for two-and-half years, I'm really seeing the full impact of this for the first time,'' she added.