The Hollywood Walk of Fame will receive an upgrade.
According to Mitch O’ Farrell, a press release said construction will begin in 2023.
“For three years, most of it during an unprecedented global pandemic, we’ve been working to bring transformative improvements to the Hollywood Walk of Fame,”O’ Farrell spoke.
Some of the improvements include:
- Conversion of large portions of the parking lane at Hollywood Boulevard to a pedestrian zone
- Street furnishing includes tables and chairs
- Transit kiosks, bike racks and bus shelters
- Landscape design and planters
- Bus boarding Platforms
- Bus stops consolidated
It also provides more space for temporary art installations and sidewalk vending.
The LA Metro Board of Directors has awarded $7.2 Million in funding for improvements to Hollywood Boulevard in January 2021.
“Metro is proud to be a funding partner with the City of Los Angeles on this important active transportation project on Hollywood Boulevard,”Ara Najarian, Chair of Metro Board, said this. “These new improvements will not only make this iconic corridor more walkable and bike able, they will also help Metro’s customer experience by improving shade at area bus stops and integrating our Next Gen approach to bus operations.”
Design for a portion was also funded by the Metro action Master Plan for Hollywood Walk of FameThe, which was launched in 2020. It was intended to provide wider sidewalks for Hollywood Boulevard.
“These new improvements will not only make this iconic corridor more walkable and bike-able, they will also help Metro’s customer experience by improving shade at area bus stops and integrating our Next gen approach to bus operations.” said Najarian.
According to the release the goal of the improvements was to reduce pedestrian crossings of Hollywood Boulevard and increase pedestrian safety.
“Despite the challenges brought by COVID-19, we have continued to move forward, and I’m proud to share that major upgrades are on the horizon. The City’s partnership with Metro will bring to life beautifully designed improvements, centered around pedestrians and transit riders, to the heart of Hollywood, said O’Ferell.