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In an effort to provide for safer use of streets for all modes of transportation while reducing speeding traffic on neighborhood streets, the city of Beverly Hills has launched a temporary Neighborhood Slow Streets Program.
A designated slow street will have signs installed to discourage speeding and cut-through traffic and allow residents to use more of the street space for socially distanced outdoor activities such as walking and cycling.
“As an outdoor enthusiast, I am excited about this program that allows residents to take full advantage of our beautiful streets by connecting with their neighbors while also maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle,” Beverly Hills Mayor Bob Wunderlich said.
Rather than pre-designating streets for the program, the city is encouraging a resident sponsor to nominate their street block by filling out an application form at beverlyhills.org/slowstreets. Eligible street blocks must be residential zoned with a 25 mph speed limit. Major streets and commercially zoned streets are not eligible.
Once a street block application is approved by the city, the resident sponsor must gather support for the program from at least 51% of the dwelling units on the street block before the program can be implemented.
Designated slow streets do not limit access to residents, visitors, delivery vehicles, street sweeping, trash pickup or emergency vehicles. All regular parking regulations remain in effect.
For information, call the Public Works Customer Service number at (310)285-2467.
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