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Traffic Quickens Along Wilshire Blvd.

November 28, 1985

The average speed of traffic along Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills during the afternoon rush hour has increased from 6.9 m.p.h. to just over 9 since a traffic management plan was put into effect in October, 1981, a report to the City Council said.

The average speeds originally rose to 12.5 m.p.h. but increased congestion brought them down to 9 m.p.h.

The city's traffic engineers also found a drop in the number of injury accidents in the area covered by the plan, from 38 in the 1980-81 fiscal year to 27 in the 1984-85 fiscal year.

As modified in April, 1982, the plan reduced the number of left-turn lanes on Wilshire Boulevard, prohibited cross traffic at difficult intersections, relocated crosswalks and redirected the flow of traffic from three alleys.

It also was intended to reduce north-south traffic on residential streets between Wilshire and Olympic Boulevards.

Engineers found the volume of traffic on Beverly Drive up by 80%, while traffic on parallel residential streets has declined, except for Rodeo and El Camino drives.

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