‘You shouldn’t need the Rosetta Stone to park in Los Angeles.’
Councilman Paul Krekorian Sets Out to Simplify L.A.’s Confusing Parking Signs
Well, North Hollywood and the rest of Los Angeles, we got some good news on parking. No, they haven’t eliminated parking tickets. But it’s going to be a lot easier now to not get a ticket. Councilmember Paul Krekorian’s idea to make L.A.’s confusing parking signs readable, simple and understandable got an enthusiastic welcome at the L.A. City Council Transportation Committee hearing this week. Krekorian drafted a City Council motion urging the city pursue an alternative, grid-style sign that lays out a 12-hour cycle where parking restrictions are clearly represented in green and red.
“Everyone who drives in this city has had to deal with deciphering our confusing and complex parking signs, said Krekorian. “I don’t want parking to be a guessing game where people worry about getting ticketed because they can’t easily tell what the restrictions are and when they are in effect. You shouldn’t need the Rosetta Stone to park in Los Angeles. My motion proposes that the city create new, grid-style parking signs that provide more useful information that is both simple and obvious to everyone.”
Read Councilman Krekorian’s parking sign redesign motion HERE>>
LA’s Department of Transportation agreed with Krekorian’s motion and will bring back multiple sign proposals in 45 days. Then, the full City Council will vote on implementing the signage as a pilot program in a targeted area of the city. Krekorian would like to see the pilot program, if successful, spread throughout all of L.A.
In the meantime, if you see a crazy sign around L.A., take a photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to the councilman on social media using the hashtag #isawthesign.
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