Pedestrian and School Safety
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation
(LADOT) recognizes the need for improving pedestrian safety
and enhancing the City’s pedestrian environment. Pedestrian
safety in our schools is a high priority activity for the
Teams of engineers in the Department of
Transportation conduct studies to improve pedestrian safety.
They evaluate the safety of City crosswalks
walking routes to Los Angeles schools. Adult crossing
guards are assigned at elementary school crossings. Loading
zones adjacent to schools are reviewed and in some cases,
special valley drop-off zones can be arranged in coordination
with the school.
LADOT also works with its Pedestrian
Advisory Committee to develop policies and projects
to improve pedestrian safety.
The Department’s transportation
improvements and “Watch
the Road” safety programs remind drivers
and pedestrians of the responsibilities they share
when they travel.