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Parks Dept floats new shuttle plan to fix Griffith Park congestion




Great hike on the Hollyridge Trail up to the top of Mt. Lee and the Hollywood Sign.
Great hike on the Hollyridge Trail up to the top of Mt. Lee and the Hollywood Sign.
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The Department of Recreations & Parks and Councilmember David Ryu are hosting an event tonight to introduce and seek comments on a proposed plan to fix the traffic gridlock problem in Griffith Park.

The proposal seeks to minimize traffic to the Griffith Observatory by implementing a “free or low cost” shuttle system. Visitors will leave their cars at one of the free lots around the park’s edges, including ones near the Greek Theater and Ferndell. In addition, a free or low cost shuttle will also take parkgoers all the way up to the Hollywood sign viewing area. The plan would also put in place a fee to park at the Observatory and on Western Canyon Road.

The city has been trying to come up with a traffic relief plan that would appease homeowners, hikers, cyclists and users of the Griffith Park. What do you think of the plan?  

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Guests:

Joe Salices, Superintendent of Griffith Park

Zachary Rynew, founder of cyclist blog, CiclaValley, who has been following the plan