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The Hollywood Signal is Getting a New Path

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It appears to be like just like the Hollywood Signal is on observe to get a model new path to a viewpoint — one which avoids the close by residential neighborhoods and has potential for good transit connectivity for strong front-facing Signal views for all of your selfie wants.

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors simply accredited $250,000 in funding from AB 1290 and L.A. Metropolis Councilmember David Ryu (CD4) for the John Anson Ford Theater Path mission. These funds can be added to the prevailing $1.25 million in County and State funds for group tasks, which had been secured by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

A few of the inspirations for the longer term path

The proposed path would — as you might have guessed from its title — circle the John Anson Ford Theatre on the east aspect of Cahuenga Cross. The path can be a couple of one mile lengthy loop with restrooms, ADA-compliant segments, pedestrian bridges, interpretive indicators, and – most significantly – views of the Hollywood Signal and Hollywood Reservoir. The path also needs to have wonderful views of the southern foothills of Griffith Park, the Hollywood Bowl, and downtown Los Angeles, and seems to be gated to forestall nighttime entry.

Any new path in Los Angeles is a cause for celebration however a path within the crowded Cahuenga Cross that — not like the flurry of ill-conceived gondola proposals — might truly alleviate foot and car site visitors strain on the Lake Hollywood and Beachwood Canyon neighborhoods and trails appears to be like like a win-win to us.

Earlier this yr, we hiked practically 14 miles in a day to 16 totally different viewpoints of the Hollywood Signal to focus on precisely what number of totally different locations there are to see that large ol’ signal — and the way these routes may very well be tremendously improved with a little bit of transit connectivity. Presently, Metro Bus traces 222 and 237 cease on the John Anson Ford Theaters … maybe this new trailhead might function the primary cease on a route that may additionally join the Hollywood Reservoir and Lake Hollywood Parks to take much more automobiles off the roads?

There isn’t a timeline but as to when this new path could be open to the general public. A press launch despatched on October 30, 2018 notes this mission is now about 50% funded.

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