Negotiating LA Pride: Street Closings, Parking Changes, Shuttles

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Several West Hollywood streets and other facilities will be closed this coming weekend to accommodate the annual LA Pride Parade and Festival, which are expected to draw as many as 50,000 visitors.

CLOSURES

West Hollywood Park will be closed from 8 p.m. on today to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

West Hollywood Library will be closed from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, to 11 a.m. on Monday.

West Hollywood Pool is currently closed for time-sensitive repairs and will reopen to the public on June 16.

San Vicente Boulevard between Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue will be closed from 7 p.m. on Thursday through 10 a.m. on June 9.

Santa Monica Boulevard from Fairfax Avenue to Doheny Drive will be closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Streets one block north and south of Santa Monica Boulevard (Fairfax Avenue to La Peer Drive) will be closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Crescent Heights Boulevard from Romaine Street to Fountain Avenue will be closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

PARKING

The City of West Hollywood will suspend enforcement of permit parking for Pride Weekend from 4 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. on June 9.

All metered parking will be enforced on Friday and Saturday. Metered parking will not be enforced on Sunday during the day of the Pride Parade.

Those attending the festivities are reminded to observe the boundaries of the City of West Hollywood; if parking occurs in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills, all parking restrictions must be observed.

Public parking will be available at the following locations for a $20 fee:

On Friday and Saturday at the Kings Road Parking Garage, 8383 Santa Monica Blvd., and the Hancock Parking Garage, 901 Hancock Ave.

On Sunday at:

The Kings Road Parking Garage, 8383 Santa Monica Blvd.

The Hancock Parking Garage, 901 Hancock Ave.

The La Jolla/Havenhurst Lot, 1043 La Jolla Ave.

The La Peer Lot, 623 La Peer Dr.

The Orange Grove Lot, 1114 N. Orange Grove Ave.

The Spaulding Lot, 7718 Santa Monica Blvd.

The Pacific Design Center, Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard (enter off of Melrose).

SHUTTLES

Pride Ride will offer a safe and convenient way to reach a destination in the City of West Hollywood during Pride Weekend. It will travel along Santa Monica Boulevard between Robertson Boulevard and Fuller Avenue, with 16 stops in each direction. For details visit www.weho.org/prideride

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SaveWeho
SaveWeho
6 years ago

Then we should do something about it. Why do we continue to let these few city council members take away our permitted parking rights? Who gave them authority to put up meters EVERYWHERE and change the parking hours to 2 hours only…and even free Sundays are gone now. Can we start a petition to reverse these decisions? Can we reelect an entire new city board? Certainly no one seems to listen or care.

WeHoMikey
WeHoMikey
6 years ago

it may be “the city’s street”, but if you remember “government of the people, by the people, and for the people”, THE PEOPLE ARE THE GOVERNMENT. (Unless, of course, we abdicate, but that’s an entirely different matter.) So the streets are OURS, not “theirs”.

SaveWeho
SaveWeho
6 years ago

I even question if it’s legal that they can do this. We pay for our parking passes each year so we can park in our individually permitted neighborhoods. So during events like this…they take that right away that I paid for. Technically…I guess it’s the city’s street, so they can do whatever they want. But it’s certainly not ethical or appropriate to me.

parkingproblems
parkingproblems
6 years ago

completely agree with SaveWeho. every year for halloween and pride it’s the same thing. It’s gotten to the point where I have to take the day off of work just to be able to have a parking spot in my own neighborhood.

Agreed ^
Agreed ^
6 years ago

Touche SaveWeho – Good point.

Gage
Gage
6 years ago

I think SaveWeho makes a good argument here. I have my own driveway and park in it, but I think inconveniencing residents is not a good answer. I think the city should lift meters and provide free parking. More people can come in and spend money at the businesses and thus more tax revenue.

SaveWeho
SaveWeho
6 years ago

Here we go with the parking. So during this city event…its ok to inconvenience the residents by lifting our permit parking and pushing nearly 50,000 people to park in front of our homes…but you still enforce your precious meters. The entire weekend should have free parking on all streets and garages. And you wonder why no one respects our Pride event and its voted one of the worst in the country. The correct thing would be to keep the residential parking enforced and have free parking on all city meters and parking structures. That keeps visitors out of our neighborhoods… Read more »