For decades, on any given day there has been an ongoing variety of vehicles that park in the red zone in the only northbound lane on Horn Avenue just north of the Sunset Strip. And by appearances someone may think that because some vehicles are police cars, ambulances and fire trucks, they must be there for official business or an emergency. But they are not because I made sure to find out they were really just going to Coffee Bean.
The photos show a Los Angeles County Brush Fire truck, a West Hollywood Sheriff’s Department patrol car, and even Thursday an ambulance was parked supposedly to pick up a patient seven blocks away on Londonderry Place in Los Angeles. I think the ambulance driver and co-worker were really going to Coffee Bean too as they parked in our red zone, blocking traffic.
This neighborhood is overrun with taxicabs, limos and other vehicles that just decide to park in our red zone and block a single lane for an indefinite time period. Most for Coffee Bean runs but other times just because they want to.
Since this has been going on for decades with no relief, our neighborhood had our frustration tested further when recently a potential new mega development was set to take over our neighborhood and create even more traffic problems for us. Fortunately, the project was denied by our City Council.