Which residential streets have the highest speeds and most traffic?
The City of West Hollywood has measured traffic speeds and volumes on 72 residential streets at 131 points. These numbers are important for (1) targeting the City’s neighborhood traffic-calming efforts and (2) assessing the effectiveness of those efforts.
The speeds and volumes are shown in the following graph. Each point represents a place on a street where speed and volume were measured. You can see the address and exact values by hovering over (or touching) the point.
The “85th percentile” speed is close to the top traffic speed on a street but not quite. 6 out of 7 drivers are going that speed or slower. The 7th driver is going faster.
The West Hollywood residential streets with the highest speeds are:
|North of Santa Monica Blvd||Larrabee
|South of Santa Monica Blvd||West Knoll
What standard should we measure the speeds against? How fast is too fast? More than 25 miles an hour is probably too fast, since that’s the speed limit on most residential streets. 22 of the 131 measurement points had 85th percentile speeds higher than 25 miles per hour.
But those streets probably aren’t the only ones where residents feel drivers are going too fast. The people who live on each street have their own views about what speed is appropriate to maintain safety and quality of life.
The West Hollywood residential streets with the highest traffic volumes are:
|North of Santa Monica Blvd||Cynthia
|South of Santa Monica Blvd||Rosewood||Willoughby