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Residents Say Road Diet in Mar Vista is Actually Increasing Accidents

Opponents say they have data that seem to show that accidents and injuries have increased since the change.

February 23, 2018 - 12:30 pm
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LOS ANGELES - Some Mar Vista residents are still fighting with the city over the “Road Diet” on Venice Boulevard.

This battle has been going on for months, but now opponents of the Road Diet say they have data that seem to show that accidents have increased, injuries as well on a stretch of Venice Boulevard. This is where protected bike lanes were installed, and traffic lanes eliminated.

Others though, including bicyclists, tell KNX they like the changes, they like the bike lane and people need to give it time.

Officials with Councilmember Mike Bonin’s office claim they have looked at the data as well and they believe Venice Boulevard is safer now than before the Road Diet began.

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