Has traffic and safety improved at the Amalfi and Entrada Drive intersection since the city installed all-way stop signs this year?
A Santa Monica resident filed a complaint with the city, contending the new stop signs "create traffic jams where there were none before."
The stop signs were added after a transportation study found drivers were speeding down the hill on Entrada Avenue, putting kids in danger who jaywalked to cross the street to get to , according to a study by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. There is an access staircase on the southeast side of the intersection that connects to the housing on Entrada Drive hill, with no pedestrian crossings there to date.
New pavement markings and red curbs were also added.
There were no reports of accidents at the intersection before the stop signs were added, according to LADOT.
The Santa Monica resident who complained said the signs look nonsensical, and that if the objective was to slow the flow on to Pacific Coast Highway, it just made traffic worse.