Our Over-Loved Icon

Michael Gordon | Shutterstock

Michael Gordon | Shutterstock

We are loving the Hollywood sign to death, according to City Councilmember David Ryu.

In March 2017, Ryu requested a comprehensive study for improving access, safety, and mobility in and around Griffith Park and around the Hollywood Sign. With concerns about traffic, pedestrian safety, preserving the natural environment, improving access and parking, and reducing congestion, a number of neighborhoods joined the city as stakeholders in the study. (The 65-page Comprehensive Strategies Report: Improving Access, Safety, and Mobility around Griffith Park & the Hollywood Sign is available as a PDF online.)

According to Curbed L.A., the report’s suggestions combine the practical (better signage, better website, shuttle buses) and the truly imaginative (a gondola, construction of a second Hollywood sign facing the San Fernando Valley). Naturally, the study will engender further studies. What happens to our beloved icon remains to be seen.