VIDEO: Bundy Drive Resident Speaks Out About Stop Signs

Resident Joshua Yaghoubzadeh says he and other neighbors are starting a petition in support of the stop signs at the Brentwood intersection of Bundy Drive and Mayfield Avenue.

A lifelong Bundy Drive resident says almost everyone he's spoken with living near the intersection of Bundy Drive and Mayfield Avenue in Brentwood, where four all-way stop signs were installed as a public safety measure by the Department of Transportation, are necessary and should stay.

Joshua Yaghoubzadeh talked with Patch at the intersection Monday afternoon, April 8 as vehicles drove by during rush hour. He said they hope to get a petition started to make sure the city does not remove the controversial stop signs.

"Basically what it comes down to is trading a little bit of convenience for a lot of safety," he said.

The operater of Little Prep Academy, a preschool located at the intersection of Bundy and Mayfield, echoed Yaghoubzadeh's sentiments that the stop signs are making the neighborhood safer.

Yaghoubzadeh, a personal injury attorney who graduated from UCLA last year, said motorists traveling from San Vicente Boulevard to Wilshire Boulevard via Bundy have always gone fast. When he was a child, his family dog was run over and killed by a driver.

"It's so important to have traffic safety control measures," Yaghoubzadeh added, noting that police accident reports showing six accidents at the intersections in the last five years are inaccurate.

"It's only what was reported and it's only going to be the most serious," he said.

Yaghoubzadeh said he's told the South Brentwood Residents Association and the Brentwood Community Council of the petition. After conferring with other neighbors, he added that they are in agreement that more all-way stop signs are necessary in south Brentwood, such as at the intersection of Bundy Drive and Dorothy Street.

At the April 2 Brentwood Community Council meeting, members opted to put an email out to residents asking if they feel the stop signs should come down. Representatives from City Councilman Bill Rosendahl's office have said it will take months before there is another update by DOT to revisit the situation, as well as obtain a traffic report.

Brentwood residents, commuters and Patch users have voiced strong opposition to the installment of the stops, saying they need to be removed because it is creating more gridlock.


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Scott Katz April 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Please let us know where we can sign this petition. I and several other residents of the area would like to support it!
Matthew Sanderson April 26, 2013 at 05:45 AM
Hi Scott, Josh would like your email to get in touch with you. Could you email it to me at matthew.sanderson@patch.com?
Amy S June 13, 2013 at 04:09 PM
If the Little Prep Academy really cared about the safety of the neighborhood, they'd be recommending crosswalks and signals. The 4-way stop at Bundy/Mayfield does not make it any easier for the pedestrian to get from one side of the street to the other, and more stop signs are only going to increase congestion and potentially more harm to the neighborhood, whose many narrow streets are already perilous to navigate at rush hour. While sympathetic to Yaghoubzadeh's dog being killed by a driver, all that really speaks to is the need to keep dogs on a leash when outside in a big city. The statics on how many accidents there have been on Bundy btwn Wilshire and San Vicente have yet to be determined as significant, and likely the number of pet incidents are similar. Thanks to the stop sign, it now takes two signals to get through Wilshire, and it's not helping the gas tank, either. Get rid of the signs and put in the crosswalks with the flashing reflectors: they're kid-friendly, dog-friendly, and help urge drivers to slow down and look for cross traffic.


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