Westwood Blvd begins south of Sunset Boulevard in the campus of UCLA as Westwood Plaza. After exiting UCLA, it is one of two major thoroughfares in the Village. Its intersection with Wilshire Boulevard is one of the busiest in Los Angeles, with seven through lanes and four left turn lanes (going east/west). Most of the large office buildings in Westwood are based on Westwood Blvd.
South of Wilshire, Westwood Blvd continues as a four lane boulevard passing through many small businesses. Many of these businesses are Persian, reflecting the neighborhood demographics. At Pico Boulevard is the Westside Pavilion Mall.
Westwood Blvd ends south of National Boulevard in the Palms neighborhood of Los Angeles, as it curves to the east and turns into National Place. Later, National Place becomes National Boulevard when it crosses Overland Avenue. At this point, Westwood Blvd is a primarily residential street.
Westwood Blvd comes back further south at Charnock Road and finally ends on Washington Boulevard.
Plans to install bike lanes near UCLA have been contentious, with opponents claiming they would worsen traffic.
Education and transportation
- Santa Monica Freeway (US Route 66) crosses over Westwood Boulevard
- Santa Monica Transit lines 8 and 12 run through Westwood Boulevard
- The Metro Expo Line operates a rail station at Exposition Boulevard.
- Holmby Hall
- Janss Dome
- Ralphs Grocery Store building (Bratskeller - Egyptian Theater)
- Crest Theatre
- Hammer Museum
- Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
- Westside Pavilion
- Weikel, Dan (July 21, 2015). "Westwood bike lane proposal ignites strong feelings on both sides". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- Los Angeles Department of City Planning (September 7, 2007), Historic - Cultural Monuments (HCM) Listing: City Declared Monuments (PDF), City of Los Angeles, retrieved 2009-01-28
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