If you’ve ever driven in LA, you know that making a left turn at an intersection with no green arrows can be dangerous and time consuming during busy traffic hours. Recently on the radio I heard Chief Bratton say that his officers are instructed to allow 3 cars to go through intersections after the light changes, because otherwise traffic would come to a standstill and nobody would ever be able to turn left. The city desperately needs more left turn stoplights and this year there are 330 planned for installation. Second District Councilwoman Wendy Greuel says 330 aren’t enough and she is asking for an additional 120 lights to be installed. From the LA Downtown News article, here are the intersections in Downtown that are on the list for left turn arrows:
First and Hope streets; Fourth Street and Beaudry Avenue; 16th Street and Central Avenue; Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street; Adams Boulevard and Main Street; Figueroa Street at Cesar E. Chavez, Adams and Martin Luther King Jr.; and Vermont Avenue at Exposition, Martin Luther King Jr., Jefferson and Olympic boulevards.