Member-supported news for Southern California
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support for KPCC comes from:

Parks Dept floats new shuttle plan to fix Griffith Park congestion

Great hike on the Hollyridge Trail up to the top of Mt. Lee and the Hollywood Sign.  You get a great view of Griffith Park, downtown Los Angeles, the Griffith Observatory, and the Hollywood Sign.  I took this hike thanks to the great information on Dan's Hiking Pages description of the trail.  The trail is 3 miles (round trip) with a rise in elevation of 550'.
Corey Seeman/flickr Creative Commons
Great hike on the Hollyridge Trail up to the top of Mt. Lee and the Hollywood Sign.

The Department of Recreations & Parks and Councilmember David Ryu are hosting an event tonight to introduce and seek comments on a proposed plan to fix the traffic gridlock problem in Griffith Park.

The Department of Recreations & Parks and Councilmember David Ryu are hosting an event tonight to introduce and seek comments on a proposed plan to fix the traffic gridlock problem in Griffith Park.

The proposalseeks to minimize traffic to the Griffith Observatory by implementing a “free or low cost” shuttle system. Visitors will leave their cars at one of the free lots around the park’s edges, including ones near the Greek Theater and Ferndell. In addition, a free or low cost shuttle will also take parkgoers all the way up to the Hollywood sign viewing area. The plan would also put in place a fee to park at the Observatory and on Western Canyon Road.

The city has been trying to come up with a traffic relief plan that would appease homeowners, hikers, cyclists and users of the Griffith Park. What do you think of the plan?  

INITIAL STUDY& MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION

Guests:

Joe Salices, Superintendent of Griffith Park

Zachary Rynew, founder of cyclist blog, CiclaValley, who has been following the plan

Stay Connected