- Due to numerous accidents and "close-calls" in the neighborhood,
the LVNA has sent a letter to Tom Labonge to make this issue more of
a priority. Enclosed is the text of our letter.
March 16, 2005
The Honorable Thomas LaBonge
Councilman, 4th District
200 North Spring Street, Room 480
Los Angeles, California 90012
Re: Stop Sign Issues
One of the most positive themes of your last campaign for
the City Council was your insistence that traffic in the Larchmont
Village area had to be brought under better control, and that more
stop signs needed to be installed in residential neighborhoods. I
am enclosing with this letter a photograph of a car that overturned
on February 16th at the intersection of Plymouth and Rosewood in the
Larchmont area when it collided with a car whose driver thought that
the car proceeding on Rosewood would be stopping for a stop sign.
This is a problem that is reflected in accident statistics, but is
even more dramatically reflected in the frightening number of "near
misses" that frighten the daylights out of pedestrians and drivers
on Rosewood between Rossmore and Bronson. This same problem exists
on Clinton between Rossmore and Wilton. As traffic on Melrose and
Beverly intensifies, more and more drivers are using Rosewood and
Clinton as "shortcuts," and in the process endangering the safety of
people in our neighborhood.
For the people who live in our area, this is an urgent
matter. Please remember this campaign pledge, and work with us to
bring four-way stop signs to every intersection on Rosewood and
Clinton between Rossmore and Bronson.
Thanks very much for your attention to this matter.
Very truly yours,
Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association