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Weekly Update: October 14, 2021

Weekly Update October 14 2021

LADOT Celebrates the Passage of AB43

In order to promote safety on our streets, LADOT recently advocated for state legislation AB43 which gives cities greater authority and setting speed limits. With its passage, cities like Los Angeles will not have to raise speed limits unless engineering changes have been made on these streets with the express purpose of increasing speed limits. This in turn means cities will be able to regulate their street speeds to accommodate for the existing capacity of these streets, while also helping make streets safer throughout the City. Cities with high injury networks will also now have additional discretion to make moderate speed limit decreases to improve safety.

We wish to thank Assemblywoman Laura Friedman who drafted the AB43 bill and Governor Gavin Newsom who signed it. LADOT also wants to thank the Los Angeles City Council for support AB43 by Resolution. The successful passage was also made possible by over 30 community-based advocacy organizations who stood with LADOT in support of Safer Streets include Streets for All, Cal Walks, SAFE, Safe Routes Partnership, NRDC, Vision Zero Network, NACTO, and many more.

Thanks to the hard work of so many, this law will save lives throughout our state.

 
University Park Slow Jams 2021

University Park Slow Jams 2021

LADOT, in partnership with the University of Southern California, Los Angeles Walks, Public Matters, and USC Kid Watch was a proud participant in the University Park Slow Jams event this past Saturday on October 9, 2021. University Park Slow Jams is a program that built a network of local advocates, including community groups, schools, parents, and youth, to bring awareness and offer solutions to incidents of traffic violence.

Unfortunately, motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for children from ages 5 to 14 in Los Angeles. The University Park and its surrounding community streets are of particular concern with six streets within the area included in the city’s current High Injury Network along with 27 K-12 schools serving more than 14,000 children who use this area's roadways daily. This places the University Park area and its communities as a central concern as LADOT works to protect children and families living and commuting through the area.

University Park Slow Jams included multilingual, visual, and performative street-level activities to draw attention to the issue of street safety in our neighborhoods. By directly engaging with and listening to local knowledge, lived experiences, and expertise of residents LADOT can plan, develop, and implement solutions to serve the most impacted communities.

For more information, please visit the University Park Slow Jams website.

 
¡Somos LADOT! Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month 2021

¡Somos LADOT! Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month 2021

LADOT is proud to celebrate a wide variety of cultures and contributions that shape our city and help us build a safer and more equitable transportation system for all Angelenos. This Latinx Heritage Month, we featured community organizations that currently work with LADOT to help achieve the department’s goal of Moving Los Angeles Forward.

To see our LADOT blog posts on this year's Latinx Heritage Month, please visit our blog posts on Voces de Cambio, Pacoima Beautiful, Bright Watts, and HOLA (Heart of Los Angeles). LADOT thanks these organizations for their support and we look forward to our continued collaboration.

Happy Latinx Heritage Month!

 
CicLAvia 'Heart of LA' Hosted on October 10

CicLAvia 'Heart of LA' Hosted on October 10

CicLAvia, in collaboration with LADOT, hosted its second event of the year with CicLAvia: Heart of L.A. this past Sunday on October 10th. This CicLAvia saw event participants take to the streets on a course that passed through notable Los Angeles locations such as MacArthur Park, Chinatown, Civic Center, and the Mariachi Plaza.

CicLAvia is a celebration event of car-free and open streets, this CicLAvia also bears the distinction of taking place on the 11th anniversary of CicLAvia's first-ever Los Angeles event that took place on October 10, 2010.

For more information please visit the CicLAvia website.

 

CicLAvia - South LA

CicLAvia - South LA

CicLAvia will host their next event on Sunday, December 5, 2021 called CicLAvia - South LA, and will be hosted in the greater South Los Angeles area, connecting the neighborhoods of South LA, Exposition Park, Leimert Park and Crenshaw.

For additional information visit the CicLAvia - South LA event page.

 
Central LA: Connect the Green 2021, Bike Audit

Central LA: Connect the Green 2021, Bike Audit

LADOT hosted a community bike audit in the Central LA neighborhoods of Koreatown and Greater Wilshire this past Saturday on October 9, 2021, in partnership with Council District 4, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI). Two routes were offered to conduct the community bike audit for these Central LA neighborhoods.

For more information on the overall safety enhancement project, please visit the Central LA: Planning for Stress Free Connections webpage.

 

Central LA: Connect the Green

Central LA: Connect the Green

LADOT will soon again host another 'Connect the Green' event to conduct a community walk audit in the Central LA neighborhoods of Koreatown and Greater Wilshire this upcoming Saturday, October 16, 2021. This will be done in partnership with Council District 4, LA Walks, and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI). For more information and to sign-up, please visit the RSVP link.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT in partnership with Council District 4, the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition (LACBC), and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) hosted a community bike audit in Central LA neighborhoods of Koreatown and Greater Wilshire this past Saturday, October 9, 2021.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

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CicLAvia, in collaboration with LADOT, hosted its second event of the year with CicLAvia: Heart of L.A. this past Sunday on October 10th. This CicLAvia saw event participants take to the streets on a course that passed through notable Los Angeles locations such as MacArthur Park, Chinatown, Civic Center, and Mariachi Plaza.

 

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