Driver and Pedestrian Awareness

  • Driver Awareness
  1. Drivers must be respectful of pedestrian rights and safety needs.
  2. Drivers have a legal responsibility to yield to pedestrians and exercise care for pedestrian safety within any marked or unmarked crosswalk.
  3. Drivers need to be aware of other vehicles at crosswalks as well. It is illegal to bypass a vehicle that has stopped at a crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross the street.

Crosswalks

Part of LADOT's pedestrian safety program involves increasing the visibility of pedestrians to motorists at street crossings where a stop sign or traffic signal is not present.
Crosswalks are often enhanced in the following ways:  

Child Pedestrian Safety

  • Remember, children are not small adults:
  1. Children under age 10 cannot judge speed and distance of vehicles moving towards them.
  2. Children move quickly, are unpredictable and may run into the street without warning.
  3. Children are small and hard for drivers to see.
  • Dangers for young children include:
  1. Darting out into traffic especially from the middle of the block.
  2. Playing in or near the street.
  3. Riding tricycles, bicycles and other wheeled toys in driveways, parking lots and streets.
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Pedestrian Safety

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) recognizes the need for improving pedestrian safety and enhancing the City’s pedestrian environment. Pedestrian safety is a high priority activity for the City. We have recently added two Pedestrian Coordinator positions to oversee the pedestrian safety program and create a comprehensive Pedestrian Master Plan for the city.

Safety

One of the primary focuses of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation is safety. Regardless of what mode of transportation you use, LADOT is working hard to keep you safe when on the streets of Los Angeles

Transit Improvements

LADOT coordinates with Metro and regional construction authorities on the development and implementation of major new transit projects.  This includes review, feedback, and integration with the city’s traffic signal system and road network (vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians) during planning, environmental review, and design.

Current Projects

Street Improvements

LADOT coordinates with Metro, Caltrans, and the Department of Public Works on the development and implementation of major new highway projects.  This includes review, feedback, and integration with the city’s traffic signal system and road network (vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians) during planning, environmental review, and design.

Current Projects

Development Services

The Development Review Division reviews environmental studies and transportation impact analyses associated with development projects.  Following project approvals, the division also clears project conditions, signs building permits, and reviews and approves site plans, roadway and traffic signal plans associated with land use proposals.  Development review fees may apply.

Technical Assistance 

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