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Central Los Angeles : SAFETY MEASURES

In response to the death of a pedestrian in June, traffic control devices and a new jogging and strolling path will be placed on several streets near Silver Lake Reservoir.

A temporary flashing yellow light will be installed in the next four months at the intersection of Van Pelt Drive and Silver Lake Boulevard.

A jogging and strolling path will be constructed along West Silver Lake Drive and Silver Lake Boulevard. Joggers and strollers now walk in the street along the same route. The path should be finished in two months.

By Aug. 15, a pedestrian crosswalk sign is scheduled to be installed north of Van Pelt Drive, and all-way stop signs should be in place at Hawick Street and West Silver Lake Drive and at Armstrong Avenue and West Silver Lake Drive. Raised reflective pavement markers and warning signs will be added at several locations.

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The safety measures were prompted by the June 11 death of Diane Manahan, 59, who was struck by a car at Hawick Street and West Silver Lake Drive while walking with her husband.

“It’s very, very sad that it takes a death to get some of these safety measures installed,” said a spokesman for City Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg said.


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