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Foot path, please

August 14, 2008

Re "The goal: A foot-friendly city," Aug. 10

I hope these efforts lead other cities, especially Hollywood, to focus on the needs of those on foot. Presently, it is impossible to walk through the Cahuenga Pass between Hollywood and the Valley without risking death or injury, because there is no sidewalk.

The pass is a providential gateway through which men have crossed -- on foot, horseback, wagon train and bicycle -- for centuries. But when the Hollywood Freeway was constructed, its builders failed to provide any path by which humans could walk into our historic and beloved city of stars. I hope Angelenos unite to heal this wound.

Paul Zollo

North Hollywood

The writer is the author of "Hollywood Remembered: An Oral History of Its Golden Era."

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