SLRC and the community have been concerned about the Tesla portion of the Silver Lake Path, as it has remained an essential yet uncompleted leg of the path project. The path is used by thousands of joggers and walkers weekly, and safety for users has become an increasingly critical concern. All path users and drivers know how unsafe this segment is, with no sidewalk and a very narrow street. Night time runners face an even greater safety hazard, as lighting is inadequate. The corner where the accident occurred is also hazardous, with limited visibility.
Councilmember Tom LaBonge of Council District 4 and the LA DWP have both promised completion of this segment, but it has been delayed repeatedly due to budget and priority concerns.
SLRC will continue to gather information and will be working with both the CD4 and DWP offices to expedite the design and construction of this crucial link, including the best modifications of the corners at each end of Tesla. We will be providing updates to the community on this accident, and about the next steps to complete the path. We’ll also let you know how you can help assure a rapid completion of a safe, pleasant and family-friendly Silver Lake Path.