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Diagonal crosswalk makes debut in L.A.

August 7, 2008 4:45:30 AM PDT
The first diagonal crosswalk in Los Angeles made its debut Thursday morning. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Jack Weiss were among the first to use the crosswalks at Westwood Boulevard and Le Conte Avenue in Westwood.

Beverly Hills and Pasadena have had similar diagonal crosswalks through intersections for years. The concept is that it allows pedestrians to move faster through intersections, allowing vehicles to do the same.

More than 10 diagonal L.A. crosswalks are expected to change within the next few months. Through next March, nine new crosswalks will be located at:

  • Weyburn and Broxton Avenues
  • 11th Street and Maple Avenue
  • 12th Street and Maple Avenue
  • 11th Street and Santee Street
  • 12th Street and Santee Street
  • Pacific Avenue and Windward Court
  • Hoover Street and Jefferson Boulevard
  • Jefferson Boulevard and McClintock Avenue
  • Erwin Street and Owensmouth Avenue

 

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