LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — City officials Friday rolled out new signs designed to make understanding parking restrictions less confusing.

The first one was unveiled Friday by Mayor Eric Garcetti on the corner of Sixth and Spring streets in downtown Los Angeles.

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“My back to basics agenda is about creating modern city government that makes life easier for Angelenos, and these new signs are designed to help people find parking and avoid tickets,” Mayor Garcetti said in a statement. “Some of these sign poles are simply out of control, so we should be taking common sense steps to cut the confusion.”

Officials with the Transportation Department say they will install about 100 signs on seven blocks of Spring and Main streets — between Second and Ninth streets — and test them out over a six-month period starting this spring.

The grid-style signs will lay out a 12-hour cycle that uses the colors green and red to clearly indicate when drivers can and cannot park in that space.

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Nikki Sylianteng, who is credited with the simplified design, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that while she talked with Councilman Paul Krekorian’s office about possible changes to the layout, she has not received any compensation from the city.

“I sent him some templates, but as far as I know, I”m hearing about the new design the same time you guys are,” Sylianteng said.

L.A. will be the first city in the country to test out the signs during a six-month pilot program.

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