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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?
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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