The West Hollywood Heights Neighborhood Association is conducting a survey to learn the impact of the installation of “bulb-outs” and a “parklet” along Sunset Boulevard.
The installation is part of the City of West Hollywood’s Sunset Experience program, a six-month pilot effort to improve pedestrian experience along Sunset. It includes bulb-outs, which are white poles and black planters at intersections along Sunset Blvd from Sherbourne to San Vicente and along Holloway to Palm, and a parklet, which provides seating for pedestrians, in front of Book Soup.
“Many residents have requested this program end early as it has negatively impacted traffic flow, damaged cars and we believe the value to pedestrians is overstated,” says an email from WHHNA.
“As residents and employees of the neighborhoods and offices above and below Sunset whose exit streets have been impacted by these bulb-outs, we are asking for your feedback on this program and if you would like to see it become a permanent fixture along Sunset Blvd.”
The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WeHoHeightsSidewalkBulboutsSurvey . The City of West Hollywood also is collecting feedback about the Sunset Experience on its website. The link to the city survey is posted at www.weho.org/sunsetexperience and the direct link is www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNCXLS9.
“Real names and addresses are required to participate in this survey,” WHHRA says. “They will not be used for any purpose other than to validate that one is an actual resident or worker in the area. They will not be retained following the completion of the survey. The results of this survey, including comments, will be submitted to the City of West Hollywood as a reflection of community feedback on this program. “
More information about the Sunset Experience program can be found on the city’s website.