Safety Programs

Safety Programs
LADOT is making streets safer

Street safety is a basic right. We’re investing millions of dollars each year on new and improved traffic signals, safer crosswalks, more protected bike lanes, and enforceable speed limits. We’re using data to make better decisions. And we’re focused on schools and senior communities to protect our most vulnerable travelers.

Vision Zero
LADOT is making streets safer
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LADOT’s number one priority is to eliminate traffic deaths on city streets. We use data to understand crash patterns throughout the city. We work with communities to identify short and long term safety solutions to stop serious crashes from happening in the first place. Since 2017, LADOT has installed three thousand safer crosswalks, traffic signals, and intersection improvements.

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Projects

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Remembering Loved Ones

LADOT wants to help you remember loved ones who have been lost to traffic crashes.

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Safe Routes to School
Safe routes to school

In partnership with LAUSD, LADOT’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program creates safe and comfortable routes to school. Recognizing that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 2 to 14 in Los Angeles, SRTS is focused on eliminating all traffic crashes that involve kids. SRTS does this by installing safety improvements throughout the city, educating kids about traffic safety, and helping schools improve pick-up and dropoff locations. SRTS partners with community-based organizations, law enforcement, and other entities that are key to the successful implementation of SRTS Projects and Programs.

Each year, SRTS organizes the country’s largest Walk to School Day Program. Learn more here.

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Safe Routes for Seniors
Making Streets Safe for Seniors
Making Streets Safe for Seniors

LADOT is committed to carefully considering the needs of older adults. Los Angeles’ older adult population is expected to grow dramatically in the coming years. There are about a half-million senior residents in Los Angeles — a number that is expected to increase by 50% over the next two decades. Our seniors deserve transportation choices that consider their needs and lifestyles. LADOT is working with senior centers and communities to:

  • Create dedicated slow zones near designated senior facilities
  • Prioritize safety enhancements where seniors need them most
  • Long term: Identify better public transportation routes to destinations like jobs, recreation centers, health care centers, and amenities


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Speed Humps
Apply For a Speed Hump in Your Neighborhood
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Everyone deserves safe streets, but if cars are speeding on your residential street, you can apply for a speed hump to be installed. Before applying, please be aware that completing a speed hump request involves multiple steps of engagement and technical review. You should also know that due to LADOT’s limited budget, we can only construct a limited number of speed humps citywide. LADOT prioritizes requests based on technical feasibility and need.

The Speed Hump Program opens up a review cycle every 6 months to take petitions for speed humps. The next speed hump application window will open Wednesday, September 14, 2020 at 8 a.m. PST. The application will close when 450 applications (30 in each council office) have been submitted. This number allows our limited staff to study all the applications in a "batch" and build in a "batch" as efficiently as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

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District Operations
District Operations

No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live and work there. That’s why LADOT created a district operations division, where engineers work in your neighborhoods, alongside you. 

Find your local district office below. To contact them about a problem, please submit an LADOT service request

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West Valley

Serving Council Districts: 3,5,6,12

19040 Vanowen St.
Reseda, CA 91335
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Central

Serving Council Districts: 1,9,14

100 S. Main St. 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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East Valley

Serving Council Districts: 2,4,5,6,7

6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Room 320
Van Nuys, CA 91401
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Western 

Serving Council Districts: 5,11

1828 Sawtelle Blvd. Room 108
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Hollywood-Wilshire

Serving Council Districts: 4,10,13

6501 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Southern

Serving Council Districts: 8,15

638 S. Beacon St. Room 204
San Pedro, CA 90731
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Not sure? https://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org/

Crossing Guards
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Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for kids in Los Angeles. In addition to installing safety improvements across the city, LADOT provides Crossing
Guards who help safely guide children across busy streets, railroad crossings, and construction sites. Crossing Guards monitor traffic to determine safe times for pedestrians to cross streets. They also direct or escort pedestrians across streets, stopping traffic as necessary.

LAUSD Site Administrators may submit a request for a crossing guard by working with LAUSD’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Learn more here

LADOT is hiring Crossing Guards! To apply, click here