It is not in any specific proposal yet, but it is being tossed around as an idea to alleviate problems at Studio City’s most treacherous crossroads—closing off Ventura Place.
Ventura Place is that diagonal strip of roadway that is closed off on Sundays for the
“The idea would be to make it like the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica,” said Land Use Committee chairperson Lisa Sarkin, who had her own fender bender recently in the intersection.
Some of the merchants along the street were already protesting road closures when the alley behind Ventura Place was being repaired by the
The obvious issue would be more cars forced through the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Ventura Boulevard—already the worst intersection in Studio City.
Signals were recently re-timed and changed in the intersection at Radford, Ventura and Ventura Place where four roads intersect in diagonals and there is also an entrance to the and parking.
There are also problems with the more than 5,000 people coming and going to the lot every day, and there is also more back-up one block away when parents are dropping off and picking up their children at
Again, this is NOT something that is in the works, or something that any one group is proposing—it is just a consideration.
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