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West Hollywood takes on pedestrian safety, but is it working?




David Etter at the crosswalk in West Hollywood where his partner Mehmet Tasci was killed in May 2013. He points to where Tasci's body was thrown 100 feet from the crosswalk. (inset) David Etter and Mehmet Tasci in Istanbul.
David Etter at the crosswalk in West Hollywood where his partner Mehmet Tasci was killed in May 2013. He points to where Tasci's body was thrown 100 feet from the crosswalk. (inset) David Etter and Mehmet Tasci in Istanbul.
David Etter

The future of many streets in Southern California is all about walkability.

West Hollywood is embracing that at full speed and launched a million-dollar safety campaign last October to make streets more safe for pedestrians.

The stakes are high, too: compared to Los Angeles, pedestrians are hit at almost triple the rate in West Hollywood.

So is any of this effort working?

KPCC's Leo Duran reports.