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Hikers, bikers angered after Griffith Park-area road opens to cars
Hikers, bikers angered after Griffith Park-area road opens to cars

A city of Los Angeles decision to allow motorists to use a popular hiking and cycling route in Griffith Park to alleviate congestion on other hillside roads has pitted park lovers against area residents, mirroring a similar dispute in neighboring Beachwood Canyon. In mid-March, the Recreation and Parks Department opened a 1.1-mile stretch of Mt. Hollywood Drive to traffic as part of a three-week trial period to ease congestion for tourists seeking close-up views of the Hollywood sign. The route, just west of Griffith Observatory, was closed to cars two decades ago. But road space is at a premium as traffic in the park grows worse, officials say, and opening up new routes is something...

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