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Westwood Community Council Talks Local Impact of Westside Mobility Plan

Community workshops are scheduled in October.

A plan to improve transportation issues in the Westside could have significant impacts on the Westwood community, representatives from the Westwood Community Council said Tuesday night.

The City of Los Angeles project, called the Westside Mobility Plan, aims to create a "transportation blueprint" for the Westside that would mitigate the area's traffic congestion issues.

"This is very important," said Steve Sann, who chairs the Westwood Community Council. "It could have very significant impacts for Westwood."

A proposed bus lane on a section of Westwood Boulevard might negatively impact drivers in Westwood Village, he said.

"I think we all know what it would do in the Village," Sann said. "[You] lose a traffic lane or lose a parking lane. ... [It] would further congest the Village."

Field Deputy Sarah Mallory, from Councilmember Paul Koretz’s office, stressed that all plans so far are "absolutely preliminary," and suggested residents voice their opinions on the matter.

"Get as much input in as you can," she said.

Westwood residents can get updates on the project and provide input at a series of upcoming community workshops. The first will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at Westside Pavilion, 10800 W. Pico Blvd. A second workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 9 at Felicia Mahood Senior Citizen Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd. Residents can also attend a workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Westchester Municipal Building, 7166 W. Manchester Ave.

For more information on the workshops, click here.

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