Improving Safety & Mobility In Griffith Park

Our vision is simple: A Griffith Park where there are fewer cars, where the remaining cars are being driven at slower speeds, and where there are more separated and protected spaces dedicated to active transportation. 

Celebrating $4M in funding for transportation safety and infrastructure improvements
with Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Mayor Garcetti, and active transportation advocates.

In June 2022, our office partnered with the Department of Recreation and Parks and consulting firm Kimley-Horn to launch a Griffith Park Safety & Mobility Improvements Feasibility Study. The ongoing study is evaluating current conditions on Griffith Park Drive, Zoo Drive, Western Heritage Way, and Crystal Springs Drive and will be proposing short, medium, and long term improvements to improve safety and increase access for all.

Griffith Park Drive Closure


The Griffith Park Safety & Mobility Improvements Feasibility Study identified the closure of a ⅔ mile stretch of Griffith Drive as the first short term safety improvement. After a successful pilot study in the summer of 2022, the Board Department of Recreation and Parks Commissioners voted unanimously to permanently close Griffith Park Drive from Travel Town to Mt. Hollywood Drive to personal vehicle use. This is the first step toward increasing safety for everyone who uses the park, allowing people walking, people biking, and equestrians to more safely enjoy areas of Griffith Park and for us to reduce cut-through car traffic.

Important Links & Information

Building A Los Angeles Zoo For The Next Generation

In 2016, the L.A. Zoo began a public process for what would become the Zoo’s Vision Plan for 2028 and Beyond to help transform the campus into a modern facility focused on conservation and community. That plan was released in 2018 and in 2021 the plan’s Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which was developed with a public feedback process, was published by the City’s Bureau of Engineering (BOE), and transmitted by the Zoo to the Los Angeles City Council.

Our office asked the Zoo to listen, engage, and reflect on the feedback shared in response to the proposed Vision Plan and in summer 2022, the Zoo released its revised plan – Alternative 1.5, or the California Focused Conservation Alternative. The plan includes significant changes made in response to public input, including the preservation of many mature trees and more native habitats.  

Important Links & Information

  • Alternative 1.5 (En Español): Review the full-plan by downloading “Los Angeles Zoo Draft Plan 2022—Alternative 1.5.” 
  • Focused Recirculated EIR: Read the updated Environmental Impact Review and submit comment until Friday, September 23, 2022.

Additional Resources & More Information 

  • Department of Recreation and Parks: Website for the City's Recreation & Parks (RAP) Department, with information on local playgrounds, recreation centers, extracurricular activities, senior centers, event & venue rentals, and more. 
  • Griffith Park Landing Page: RAP's web page with information on Griffith Park news, maps, attractions. 
  • LA Parks Foundation: The Los Angeles Parks Foundation was created to enhance, expand, preserve and promote recreation and parks for the diverse people of Los Angeles. The Foundation carries out its mission by raising private dollars for projects that complement, but do not supplant, the responsibility of the government.