In November, LA s Department of Transportation LADOT redesigned the intersection with a new scramble crosswalk also known as a Barnes Dance .
Using a data-driven approach to fix dangerous intersections is part of LADOT s Vision Zero initiative, part of a global trend to reduce traffic fatalities to zero.
Better striping and pushing the curb out can help make walkers more visible.
The idea that such a simple change could have such unequivocal impact makes it seem like an obvious solution for busy streets, but the concept is only now seeing a revival in the US.
But it s not an easy sell in the US due to the perception that it exacerbates congestion—it was actually far more prevalent a half-century ago, before cities began prioritizing cars over people.
A scramble for Hollywood was first proposed in 1998.