New ‘Easy-to-Decipher’ Parking Signs Introduced in L.A.

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City leaders in Los Angeles introduced new "easy-to-decipher" parking signs Friday in an attempt to decrease citations caused by the multiple, confusing signs posted on some city streets.

New parking signs are displayed during a news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, April 3, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

New parking signs are displayed during a news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, April 3, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

The newly designed grid-style signs, which are part of a six-month pilot program and will be placed at select locations, display parking restrictions in green and red, according to a news release from City Councilmember Paul Krekorian.

The new signs are "easy-to-decipher" and lay out a 12-hour parking cycle in a "clear and innovative" way, according to Krekorian.

The layout is similar to one created by a Brooklyn-based designer named Nikki Sylianteng, who was given a number of parking tickets during a trip to Los Angeles, according to a report in LAist.

Parking signs are seen on Cherokee Avenue north of Hollywood Boulevard. (Credit: Gale Holland / Los Angeles Times)

Parking signs are seen on Cherokee Avenue north of Hollywood Boulevard. (Credit: Gale Holland / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles will be the first city in the country to test the new signs, the news release stated.

City officials will listen to feedback from the public following the pilot program and decide whether to institute the signs city wide, Krekorian said.

The goal of the program was to decrease misunderstandings caused by the confusing signs, resulting in fewer parking tickets, according to the news release.

Krekorian, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and other city leaders unveiled some of the signs during a news conference downtown Friday.