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Intersection of Echo Park Avenue and Scott Avenue

It’s like déjà vu from last year’s Sunset Boulevard street paving project, in which the asphalt was laid down but it took about three weeks to get street lines painted. This time – it’s Echo Park Avenue.

The Bureau of Street Services paved the long strip of Echo Park Avenue a couple of weekends ago, and while there are markers placed in the center lanes and cross walks, it’s for the most part a free-for-all.

Residents complained on the Echo Elysian Neighborhood Council forum recently, mainly in regards to stop sign at Effie Street and Echo Park Avenue. Those residents have noticed more people blowing through the stop sign, probably because they can’t see the sign and there are no lines painted for the intersection.

Representatives from Council District 13 told me they are keeping an eye out. Director of Communications Julie Wong said:

The re-striping is typically done within 2-3 weeks of the completion of the resurfacing project, which means that it will likely be done in the next week or two.  Our office is monitoring the situation and will continue to push DOT to make sure it gets done in a timely manner.

In the meantime, drive slowly and carefully along Echo Park Avenue.


Holiday parking regulations get a little relaxed on days like today (Thanksgiving Day!). While you may have noticed no tickets are being doled out for those street cleaning sides, and the 1-2 hour parking rules relaxed, tomorrow is back to business so park appropriately!

Here’s the low-down from the LA City Department of Transportation, click the image below for the full PDF:

Looks like the City of LA will be updating the parking meters along a few Echo Park streets as soon as September 13 or 14. No word on if there will be any price increases, but according to the announcement:

The new meters are being installed as part of an initiative launched last month by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, and LADOT General Manager Rita L. Robinson to install 10,000 new Card & Coin Meters this summer in high-demand parking spaces throughout the City. When the installation is complete at the end of August, a total of 33% of the City’s 40,000 metered spaces will accept credit card payments, and Los Angeles will boast the largest number of solar-powered parking meters in the country.

Gone are the days of failed meters (and free parking)? The meters will communicate using wireless and send instant text messages to parking meter technicians when the meters become jammed.

The map below highlights the areas of Echo Park that can expect to have updated meters: