The traffic coming and leaving Hermosa on Gould is becoming worse and worse as the years go by during heavy traffic times.
There are 2 specific intersections which are slow, dangerous, and confusing to most drivers.
- The intersection of Gould and consecutively Ardmore and Valley (if going East-West): The traffic backs up for 200 yards in the evening in all directions of this intersection. It backs up almost all the way to Morningside in the mornings.
- Gould/27th and Manhattan Avenue: This 5 way intersection is really confusing to most drivers. It creates unnecessary honking and frustration.
Both of these intersections should be considered for a revamp using a roundabout each. Roundabouts help keep the traffic flowing and work extremely well all over Europe (and they have much tighter streets than we do).
The argument against a round about on Valley is the walkers/runners need to be able to cross Gould. That could be solved by putting an automated crossing light just like the ones we have on Pier Avenue which work really well.
I understand that the Gould - Valley intersection was just revamped, but the work didn't sold the traffic issue.
Traffic has been cited at the #1 complaint from Angelinos.