Fountain Avenue Residents Press for Action to Calm Dangerous Traffic

Laurel Avenue

Mid-term: Install curb extensions that reduce the curb radius and shorten crossing distance across Laurel Avenue.

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George Hirst
George Hirst
3 years ago

Fountain is a highway. I once lived at Laurel & Fountain right at the corner of Laurel & Fountain. It was awful! My bedroom faced Fountain. The 2 plus year’s I lived there I was never able to sleep in my bedroom due to the noise from Fountain highway. It got quiet around 3 or 4:AM but by 5 or 6:AM the traffic started up. I liked the location very much though. I am a bike rider and often rode down Fountain to Hollywood or where ever. Thankfully never hit by a speeding car. Prayers go out to the many… Read more »

Allan
Allan
3 years ago

The fact that there was a person killed on fountain is unfortunate but no one knows what happened it is not excuse let slimeball city get its hands on fountain and retrict traffic flow. The city idiots have already ruined sm flow and fools need to be stopped.

KV_0624
KV_0624
3 years ago

The need to slow speeders on Fountain is a MUST. It should be illegal to make LEFT turns from side across Fountain during rush hour.
A stop light at Formosa would back traffic onto LaBrea.

Noah
Noah
3 years ago

People aren’t taking the Waze app into consideration. I am a fan, don’t get me wrong…but I am a resident on Formosa and I avoid making that left turn on to Fountain as much as I possibly can…and I LIVE on this street. Formosa is one of the many side streets that waze will redirect its users to and while it is a helpful tool to beat traffic, it can lead you to some pretty dangerous left turns…Formosa and Fountain is one of them. This article does not tell you that in one week’s time a Mini Cooper knocked down… Read more »

Safe Before Sorry
Safe Before Sorry
3 years ago

Where was the foresight when bicycle lanes were installed to further complicate matters even before studying the need for turn lanes. If I were a cyclist you can bet I am using side streets ratger than getting picked off on Fountain. A little extra time but not compromising ones safety. A few weeks with deputies and radar guns sound help but trIlers with flashing speed lights get laughed at AND they take up lane space.

Snarkygal
Snarkygal
3 years ago

There is already only 2 lanes in each direction. There needs to be an increased police presence on Fountain in the late night hours. That is when the most dangerous speeding goes on. I can hear it from my apartment on Hampton and I can hear the accidents that result on the corners of Spaulding and Fountain and Curson and Fountain. Many have been deadly over the years on the corner of Curson and Fountain.

kab1200
kab1200
3 years ago

Fountain sucks in L.A. Much better in Weho.

Franz
Franz
3 years ago

The best solution is to reduce the lanes from four to two on each direction with a turning lane in the middle. Bike lanes optional but preferred since this is a designated bike route. Everything else is just a band aid solution until someone else dies and the city scrambles once again to ‘get public feedback and study’. Get it right the first time. Los Angeles considers their part of Fountain a collector street as well but the conditions for pedestrian and livability aspects of the street is a lot better. The sidewalks are wider, there are numerous stop signs… Read more »