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Krekorian Seeks Flashing Pedestrian Lights for NoHo Intersection

(Photo Credit: YouTube).
(Photo Credit: YouTube).
The intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Blakesee Avenue in the heart of NoHo already has a painted crosswalk for pedestrians, but district Councilman Paul Krekorian wants to boost safety by equipping the crosswalk signs with flashing lights.

Known by its official name, rectangular rapid flash beacons, Krekorian made the motion last month.

"The intersection of Magnolia and Blakeslee in the North Hollywood community is an important component of the walkability of the area, and is an appropriate location to enhance pedestrian safety through the installation of a RRFB," he wrote.

The final decision is up to the city's Transportation Committee, though a date for the vote has yet to be set.

Do you think the intersection of Magnolia and Blakesee needs flashing beacons? Is there anywhere else in NoHo that could use them?
Rosie Saenz January 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM
YES! They definitely need one here. Several people have been hit at this location. I called the council office after the last pedestrian had been hit so thank you for your action!
Laura January 10, 2014 at 01:44 PM
Yes. Good idea. Walkability is key to the vitality of a neighborhood.
B. Scott January 10, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Where Lankershim, Vineland and Camarillo cross.
Jean Jeunet January 10, 2014 at 03:36 PM
Love love love this! Hope it happens.
Adam January 10, 2014 at 04:13 PM
So why is there a picture of Berkeley at the top of the page for a story about NoHo?
Arin Mikailian (Editor) January 10, 2014 at 04:20 PM
Because i quickly needed a picture of a flashing crosswalk that i could use.
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 10, 2014 at 07:56 PM
This is great that the cross walk is going to have extre safty for the people cross the street. I hope that it comes so since it is badly needed this come up at the midtown Neighbor council meeting by the dirsct manger form pauls office and when one broad member ask well when will that go in she said I dopn't know. Which is just not the right anwres to give when you are getting paid by my taxs dollers. What she really should have said is I will get back to you on this.
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 10, 2014 at 09:02 PM
We need more like on Vineland between Hesby and Vineland along with Vineland and Chaldler.
Do not take a Lane out on Lankershim for bikes January 10, 2014 at 09:15 PM
Thats unbeleve that it is up to the dot to dececend I just lost a lot of hope . I look forward to see it happen.
Bob Peppermuller January 10, 2014 at 10:52 PM
That is definitely a scary intersection for pedestrians. I walk BY it and drive through it every week. I hope DOT does a good design so that it does not give pediatricians a false sense of safety and we end up with the opposite of what is intended. Arin: If you need a local picture take one at Burbank & St.Clair (Burbank Elem) just west of Laurel Cyn next week in the morning or afternoon when kids are using the intersection. I should warn you that is also a favorite place for LAPD to hang out for the same reason Blakesee is dangerous,
Danny Pesses January 12, 2014 at 03:11 PM
We DESPERATELY need one there! I cross that intersection everyday and find oncoming traffic can't see you until right before they reach the crosswalk. Several times I've had to jump backwards while crossing because the driver would end up stopping INSIDE the crosswalk. Some we're driving distracted, but I think many aren't able to see the signage posted until it's too late, if at all.
Idrea Lippman January 12, 2014 at 06:30 PM
We need that lighting on the intersection of WILKINSON and Magnolia as well. There a dozen businesses that attract hundreds of pedestrians each week to this section of Valley Village. We hear brakes and see near misses everyday. PLEASE consider this intersection as well. Soon. Idrea Lippman/Lucky You Resale

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