Los Angeles area: Mar Vista Council hears from city DOT that the Venice Road Diet Permanent

Los Angeles Department of Transportation Director Seleta Reynolds recently told members of the Mar Vista Community Council, already divided along support for or opposition to the road diet on Venice Boulevard, that the city now considers the Great Streets and Vision Zero pilot program to be permanent.

The community council has asked Bonin for an independent traffic study and to convene a town hall about the lane reconfigurations, but the council office has yet to comment on either proposal.

Holly Tilson, the Mar Vista Community Council zone director whose area would include the planned temporary housing facility, said she’s advised a council office deputy to collect community feedback and avoid residents learning about the proposal after the fact.