Tell us more about how you use Vista Del Mar, Culver Blvd., Jefferson Blvd., and Pershing Drive and how the recent roadway changes impact you.
The City has received numerous emails that recent Playa del Rey roadway reconfigurations have impacted commuters throughout the region, including Manhattan Beach. In an effort to better understand how the reconfigurations are affecting those traveling to or from the City of Manhattan Beach, as well as explore opportunities for alternatives, we need feedback from YOU.
The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) recently narrowed Vista Del Mar and is in the process of narrowing three other arterial roadways north of Manhattan Beach -- Culver Blvd., Jefferson Blvd., and Pershing Drive -- from two lanes to one lane in each direction. According to Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin, whose district includes the roadways, the narrowing of Vista Del Mar is in direct response to a recent lawsuit over a fatal traffic collision and is intended to “make the street safer, create more parking inventory, reduce speeding, and curb the use of Playa del Rey streets as a short-cut from the South Bay to points north.” The narrowing of Culver Blvd., Jefferson Blvd., and Pershing Drive and the addition of bike lanes to these roads is described as part of the Safe Streets for Playa Del Rey Initiative, designed to create safer streets for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. (See map below).
The City of Los Angeles has informed us that the Playa del Rey roadway reconfigurations project is a “pilot program” which will be reviewed by LADOT. We want to hear from you about the ongoing effects of these changes. The City of Manhattan Beach will gather data and use it in conversations with LADOT, Councilmember Mike Bonin, and our regional partners. We will also post ongoing updates about this initiative on our City website.
Input/Questions related to potential impacts affecting the City of Manhattan Beach and its residents may be directed to the City's Traffic Engineer, Erik Zandvliet, at (310) 802-5522.
Questions about the traffic changes themselves should be directed to Councilman Bonin's Mobility Deputy, Jessie Holzer, at (310) 575-8461.
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