Late last year, I noted the approved increase in permit parking areas near Runyon Canyon, a very popular hike in the Hollywood Hills that has long-suffered from a shortage of places to stow your 4-wheeled vehicle.

Well, the new restrictions are in effect, and now drivers will not be able to park their cars on parts of Gardner Street and Franklin Avenue close to the park’s Vista Avenue entrance anytime other than Monday through Friday, 8AM to 7PM. Even then, parking is limited to two hours.

Hopefully the city, hikers, and the neighborhood can come to some sort of a parking solution that’s better than this, which only pushes traffic congestion onto other side streets that don’t have preferential parking … yet.

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