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Traffic/Parking

August 2008 – Pay Stations coming to Venice

Thirty shiny new parking pay stations will be unveiled around Venice sometime this month, according to Dan Mitchell, a Senior Transportation Engineer with the city. Parking rates will be doubling shortly, but not because of the pay stations. The L.A. City Council recently doubled parking meter rates city wide. As a result, less people will...

July 2008 – Venice Still Has A Heart!

A packed hearing, June 26, on overnight parking districts (OPDs), firmly rejected the city’s scheme which could require all Venetians to pay to park in front of their homes, while forcing those who live in mobile homes out of their vehicles and on to the streets.  More than 80 percent of those who paraded to...

July 2008 – Venetians Not Pleased with Overnight Parking Districts

By Amanda Renner More than 300 people lined the walls of the auditorium at Westminister School June 26, to voice their concerns on the possibility of overnight parking districts in Venice. “All the comments received, both at the public hearing and by e-mail, mail, or fax that relate to coastal issues are considered in the...

July 2008 – Alternatives Suggested to Parking Ban

After attending the public hearing Thursday night and listening to what everyone had to say, this is a list of alternatives to parking permits in Venice that were suggested by various people during the hearing. • Designated parking lots for those people living in RVs and cars to park at during the night. It would...

May 2008 – ‘Smart” Crosswalk Coming To Abbot Kinney And Rialto Ave.

After repeated requests by Abbot Kinney merchants and residents, the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to install flashing lights at the intersection. At least two people who were trying to cross AKB have been hit by cars. Transportation Engineer Mohammad Blorfroshan told the Beachhead that the pedestrian-operated lights will be installed during June....
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