LADOT News

Permanent Slow Streets Installations On The Way

We’re getting to work on making permanent upgrades to some slow streets networks. The program began during the pandemic to provide additional space for recreation within neighborhoods. While the original Slow Streets program used temporary materials, we are now working on making improvements permanent to calm traffic on neighborhood streets making it safer for residents to walk and bike. Over the weekend installation began in neighborhoods in Koreatown and Hollywood and more installations are on the way.

Treatments along Slow Streets…

Breaking Ground on Safety Improvements In Boyle Heights

LADOT joined Councilmember Kevin de Leon and the Bureau of Engineering for the groundbreaking of new pedestrian crossing safety enhancements coming to Olympic Blvd in Boyle Heights. These improvements were advocated for by the community and funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program.

The project includes one new flashing beacon to alert motorists of pedestrians crossing the road as well as curb extensions at the intersection of Camulos & Olympic where there is a transit stop to reduce the distance traveled and…

New Safety Features Installed On Foothill Blvd

LADOT recently began the installation of traffic safety improvements on Foothill Blvd from Sherman Grove Avenue to Apperson Street. These improvements include

13 high-visibility continental crosswalks at minor intersections and green conflict-zone striping to the existing bike lanes. The intersection at Foothill Blvd, Greenburn Ave, & Summitrose St has also been redesigned with new striping and reflective bollards to simplify traffic flow through the complex intersection. A left turn restriction from a busy driveway was…
Celebrating Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month

LADOT is proud to join in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month. L.A. is home to many immigrant and native-born communities with roots across Asia which have made countless contributions to the cultural fabric of our city. Follow along each week as we take a tour around the city and show you how LADOT can help you visit some notable sites demonstrating L.A.'s Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage.

Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs has also compiled an excellent guide highlighting AAPI Heritage Month events happening…

LADOT Unveils Its Universal Basic Mobility Pilot

LADOT launched its University Basic Mobility Pilot, yesterday in South L.A to reduce barriers that restrict mobility for Angelenos. The pilot combines accessibility to current transportation options as well as new options and expanded services for shared mobility, fare subsidies through our partnership with LA County METRO, and new electric charging facilities. This program invests nearly $18 million in state and city funding to bring transportation options to South L. A and is one of the largest programs of its kind in the country.

Program will invest nearly $18 million to bring expanded transportation options to thousands of South LA residents

 

Los Angeles, CA (April 26, 2022)

The LA Department of Transportation (LADOT) today launched its groundbreaking Universal Basic Mobility Pilot in South Los Angeles - one of the largest programs of its kind in the country, increasing access to transportation options for thousands of Angelenos. The pilot will bring e-bikes, shared EV cars and on-demand EV shuttle service, in addition to a partnership with the Los Angeles County…

Welcoming Fans Back to Dodger Stadium

Last week Dodger fans filled Dodger Stadium for the first home game of the season. This is the 60th anniversary of the iconic LA stadium. LADOT operations helped the opening day crowd have access to and from the stadium. For home games, LADOT encourages fans to use public transportation to get to and from the stadium on time and avoid traffic congestion. Dodger Stadium Express is free for all ticketholders and can be accessed using the Union Station service or the South Bay Service. Also, LADOT’s DASH D route will take fans to Union Station to access…

Foothill Blvd 5 Year Anniversary And Memorial

This year marks 5 years since the installation of pedestrian and bicycle safety elements on Foothill Blvd that have resulted in a 100% reduction rate in fatal collisions. This weekend LADOT joined Streets are For Everyone (SAFE), and the office of Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez to install a community-funded memorial in memory of Jeff Knopp, a father, husband, and veteran who was struck by a vehicle and killed while riding his bicycle on Foothill Blvd in 2016. This fatal collision was followed by the death of another pedestrian just 3 months…

7th St Improvement Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

This week LADOT along with StreetsLA, BOE, BSL, LA Sanitation, and support from Council District 14, celebrated breaking ground for Phase I of the 7th Street Improvement project. The new safety features in this project will help to improve pedestrian and bicyclist experiences and improve connectivity between modes of transportation. With collaboration across agencies, this improvement project will bring safety features such as:

 

transit islands, raised cycle tracks, new ADA compliant curb ramps, corner islands, micro-…
New 'No Idling' Signs to Protect LA Communities

Today, LADOT joined a coalition of partners to unveil 'no idling' signs in Wilmington to prevent buses and large vehicles from running engines while waiting in a stationary position. Vehicle idling contributes to pollution and ill-health effects that result from poor air quality and is illegal within the State of California. However, historically, this issue has been difficult to enforce and prevent. It is a particular nuisance for communities in the Harbor area due to the large volume of trucks and commercial vehicles that access the Port…