The newest traffic calming battleground has unfolded on the streets of Cheviot Hills and Palms, where a particular left-turn restriction at Motor Avenue and National Boulevard has ignited the ire of residents and business owners. Cheviot Hills residents have long complained about the volume of traffic running through the narrow and winding Motor Avenue. The city eventually installed a peak-hour left-turn restriction at the above intersection, at the cost of Century City developers, in an attempt to dissuade drivers from using Motor to reach their workplace.
However, an increase in traffic tickets have left merchants fuming over the lost business this has caused. Others groan about how the traffic calming measures merely moved the traffic to less affluent neighborhoods. Many opinions abound on the changes.