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Seeking Out the Next Generation of LADOT Engineers

Friday, February 2, 2018

LADOT is creating a robust university campus recruitment program, led by Transportation Engineering Associate ll Kaylinn Pell, to attract motivated graduating seniors to apply for open positions. Transportation Engineering Associates from the department are attending career fairs in the coming months as representatives to connect with and excite students at universities around southern California about career opportunities with LADOT. So far, LADOT has visted the USC Viterbi College of Engineering Career Fair, the Harvey Mudd College Career Fair, and the American Society of Civil Engineers LA Chapter Student Job Night. More events and details to come for those who are looking to connect and learn more about a career at LADOT. 

Posted at 12:49 PM

Announcing LADOT's Strategic Plan

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

LADOT's Strategic Plan lays out measurable steps to direct and prioritize its work through 2020. The Department's vision is a Los Angeles where all people have access to safe and affordable transportation choices that treat everyone with dignity and support vibrant, inclusive communities. Check it out here.

Posted at 11:50 AM

LA Rams Punter Johnny Hekker Joins Mayor Garcetti to Promote Vision Zero

Thursday, December 14, 2017

L.A. Rams Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker and State Farm joined LADOT to help educate fans about Vision Zero. Through a PSA campaign with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Hekker supports education efforts about the traffic safety initiative during the NFL season. Each successful Hekker punt triggers a reminder to fans both in-stadium and on Rams radio broadcasts to drive safely and take the Vision Zero pledge at visionzero.lacity.org

Click here to watch the public service ad, and visit visionzero.lacity.org to learn more about the initiatives. 

Posted at 10:01 AM

Three New Scramble Crosswalks in MacArthur Park

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation installed three new crosswalks as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative at the intersections of Alvarado and 6th St, 7th St, and Wilshire Blvd. These safety improvements at three major intersections in MacArthur Park allow pedestrians to cross the street diagonally at intersections, called scramble crosswalks.

LADOT selected the intersections to the east of MacArthur Park because all three were on the High Injury Network (HIN), the 6 percent of streets where 65 percent of all severe and fatal collisions involving walking and biking occur. Between January 2006 and December 2015, these intersections were the spot of 37 collisions involving pedestrians, resulting in 38 injuries, or 4 severe injuries a year.

MacArthur Park and the West Lake neighborhood are home to some of the busiest intersections for people walking in our city. Scramble crosswalks ensure that everyone can travel safely through these three intersections - people driving, walking, taking transit, and biking. 

 

Posted at 10:35 AM

City Council Votes to Approve Historic Update to Speed Limits

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Earlier this week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve a historic update to speed limits in the City - over 153 miles of street speed limits were approved. These new surveys will be the first time Los Angeles has been able to proactively update speed limits on streets where the majority of our fatal and severe crashes have happened. Speed surveys are required by law to enforce speed limits. For LAPD to enforce speed limits on surface streets using radar, those streets must have had a traffic speed survey conducted by LADOT within the past seven years. If the speed survey expires, LAPD cannot enforce the speed limit using radar technology on that street.

LADOT spent the last 18-months conducting speed surveys, starting with corridors on the Vision Zero High Injury Network (HIN). Following the vote, over 99 percent of streets on the HIN and over 65 percent of streets citywide now have an enforceable speed limit. Remaining surface streets with unenforceable speed limits will be updated by December 2018.

Posted at 10:04 AM