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Abbot Kinney Blvd Will Not be Getting Parking Meters

Los Angels Department of Transportation (LADOT) says they will not be  installing parking meters on Abbot Kinney Blvd based on feedback from residents.

LADOT gas agreed to move forward with other, more popular projects to improve parking and relieve traffic congestion on the Abbot Kinney corridor.  Right now Abbot Kinney has the largest variety of painted curbs in Venice.  When question, the Venice Update was told that a store can have whatever color they want in front of their store.  They have green, yellow, white and red without rime or reason, other than, as they claim, preference.

LADOT’s revised plans for the Blvd now include:

  • Marking 203 parking spaces along Abbot Kinney to maximize parking efficiency;

  • Installing parking sensors to collect real-time parking data and guide motorists to available spaces with smartphone apps;

  • Standardizing posted parking time limits at 2 hours between 8 AM and 8 PM;

  • Installing nine new parking corrals for dockless scooters and e-bikes;

  • Preserving two existing bike parking corrals and maintaining the existing Metro bike share station;

  • Adding a series of several motorcycle parking spaces, spread out along the boulevard; and

  • Reorganizing passenger and commercial loading zones to allow traffic to flow more smoothly on the street.

“LADOT is doing this work because I asked the agency to come up with proposals to address the issues neighbors, visitors, and merchants raise with me all the time: a lack of parking, too much traffic, scooters blocking the public right-of-way on sidewalks, and other related issues,” wrote Councilman Mike Bonin.  “The initial proposal called for the installation of 196 new parking meters, but LADOT has dropped that part of the proposal after hearing so many public concerns and objections.”

Comment (1)

  1. Lee

    A total of eleven e-bike and scooter parking corrals in a five block area?? Sounds like they are going to shrink parking so we’ll be begging for meters to force turnover.

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