Amid rising complaints from residents about traffic and park access, LA City Leaders are making plans to improve traffic flow and access to Griffith Park. The recent closing of the Beachwood Canyon entrance to the Hollyridge trail last year has rerouted traffic and inconvenienced residents and park patrons and now lawmakers are concerned.
The Los Angeles Daily News released the following article: https://www.dailynews.com/2018/01/17/electric-shuttle-gondola-and-a-new-trail-among-recommendations-for-griffith-park/ when Councilmen David Ryu states, ” The Hollywood Sign and Griffith Park are being loved to death,” Ryu said. “This is a world-renowned icon, and possibly the only one without proper access to it. It’s like having the Statue of Liberty without a visitor’s center, viewing platform, or even a sign telling you how to get to it.”
Thus far, it has been recommended to build an electric shuttle, gondola and a new trail leading to the Hollywood sign. Gerry Hans, a board member of Friends of Griffith Park stated that ‘as a way of re-opening the Beachwood Canyon trailhead, the electric shuttle would only be a partial fix. “It’s still locking out pedestrians from walking through there,” he said. “I think the local residents and any hikers who would want to should have access by foot as well.”
Our Office represents Friends of Griffith Park and other parties concerned about the closure of the Griffith Park Beachwood Canyon trailhead. Stay tuned for more details.