Folks in the Hollywood Hills demand action to control tourist traffic

Hollywood sign from Griffith Park Observatory

It first appeared here over a year ago in a blogging.LA post by Tamara, now the L.A times has jumped on the story too.  Today’s times reports that residents of Hollywoodland and other tracts with great views of the Hollywood sign are plagued with tourists blocking traffic, stopping in the middle of the road for the “perfect shot” of this L.A. icon.

I’ve suggested in the past folks visit Griffith Park for a view of the hills and the sign.  Its not up close and personal but it gets the point across without disrupting the lives of those that live close to it.  It certainly doesn’t put folks at risk with life and limb from that vantage point.

Tourists aren’t going to go away.  And that I suppose is a mixed bag. The L.A. Times article has one resident suggesting the city post armed check points to keep tourists out of the neighborhoods.  Thats just a tad excessive.  What would you suggest to help the problem?  Where would you suggest they go so as not to interrupt traffic or cause damage to peoples property for that great shot?


One thought on “Folks in the Hollywood Hills demand action to control tourist traffic”

  1. I took the hoppa up Beechwood Canyon to the shop and walked the rest of the way up to stand behind the wire fence looking down at the sign and it was the greatest moment of my life (aged 68 in 2008) just like tourists in front of Buckingham Palace.
    I suggest you take it down and re-site it in some part of Exposition Park where there is plenty of parking and viewing space. I walk and take the bus but most people are addicted to cars. OK. Any other problems you want me to fix?

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