LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is making one of its steepest streets one-way following complaints that navigation apps are sending more drivers through the neighborhood to bypass traffic.
Officials say increased travel on roads like Baxter Street in Echo Park is causing accidents and damaging lanes that weren’t meant for heavy traffic. The narrow roadway has a 33 percent grade, making it the third steepest in LA and tenth in the nation.
Starting this week, sections of Baxter Street will be one-way only. New parking restrictions are also in effect. Crews on Tuesday are repainting street markings and installing new signs.