Safety or Traffic?
One man named Phillip Dane proposed the idea of closing Spring Street in downtown LA for safety precautions when the Flea Markets take place. His idea unfortunately was knocked down by the LAPD. Their statement was it would create “too much traffic.” I don’t know if they live in LA but there is already a lot of traffic. What’s a little more traffic for the safety of children?
After the Art Walk tragedy, and the Venice incident, people began to petition for the closure of streets around the Markets, which supported Dane. So far LAPD says they won’t close down anything for a Flea Market, and many people have begun to forget these incidents and ignore the danger within these markets. I am afraid Philip Dane will have to work harder to grab the attention of the public for their support.
Something for us all to think about.