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3 Valley Streets Slated for Speed Limit Increases

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Once again, the ever-on-going controversy over speed limit increases are heading to the L.A. City Council's Transportation Committee (Also on deck is more rail and/or busways in the Valley). Arleta Avenue, Sheldon Street and Hollywood Way will all see 5 MPH increases from 35 to 40 MPH if approved. The latter proposed increase is the most ironic, says Damien Newton at Streetsblog: "... just last week, Burbank implemented a road diet on some of its local streets...which is the exact opposite of increasing the speed limits as Los Angeles plans to do right up to Burbank's doorstep." Councilman Paul Krekorian last month urged LADOT to look into traffic calming measures as an alternative to speed increases, which are part of a process to keep police radar use legal.