Visitors to Runyon Canyon Park (and residents living on nearby streets) should be on notice that new parking restrictions have recently been put in place for "Temporary" Preferential Parking District (PPD) No. 112, which is located just south and west of Runyon Canyon Park’s Vista Street entrance (the segments of Franklin Avenue and Gardner Street that are north of Hollywood Boulevard and west of Vista Street).
The parking restrictions on these segments of Franklin Avenue and Gardner Street have been changed to prohibit non-residents (e.g. visitors to Runyon Canyon Park) from parking on those streets on the weekends. As you can see in the photo, the new restrictions are: No Parking Anytime Except; 2 Hour Parking 8AM-7PM Monday thru Friday.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: These new weekend parking restrictions for PPD No. 112 may help quiet some of the local residents on Franklin Avenue and Gardner Street, but they will do absolutely nothing to reduce the number of people who visit Runyon Canyon Park; do absolutely nothing to reduce the demand for park visitor parking in this area; and, do absolutely nothing to reduce the amount of litter and dog poo being deposited in these neighborhoods by visitors to Runyon Canyon Park and their furry friends.
What these new restrictions will do, however, is increase weekend traffic congestion in this area, as visitors to Runyon Canyon Park spend more time speeding up and down the adjacent streets in a fruitless search for more parking. I wouldn’t be surprised if these new restrictions also cause an increase in the number of complaints from residents living on nearby street that currently lack parking restrictions (such as Curson Avenue and the segments of Sierra Bonita, and Gardner that are south of Hollywood) as those streets will soon be completely overrun by visitors to Runyon Canyon Park.
Sigh. I wish the City would actually take the time to comprehensively address Runyon Canyon Park’s parking issues, instead of just pushing the parking problem from street to street.