Additional Neighborhoods See Pedestrian Crossing Signals Converted to Touch-Free Activation
During the past several weeks, in order to fight the spread of COVID-19, LADOT has deactivated pedestrian push buttons in city neighborhoods with high volumes of pedestrian activity. Affected intersections now feature automatic walk cycles, which operate without the need for pedestrians to press crosswalk buttons and risk contamination. Initially rolled out in downtown Los Angeles and then implemented in Hollywood, Westlake, and MacArthur Park, LADOT has now also made the conversion to automatic, non-button pedestrian signals at intersections in Chinatown and Koreatown.
LADOT is working to convert additional pedestrian signals in the following areas:
- East Hollywood/Little Armenia
- Highland Park
- Miracle Mile
- Pico-Union/University Park
- South LA
- Studio City
- Van Nuys
As Los Angeles continues to combat COVID-19, LADOT will examine and assess other areas in the city that may benefit from this signal feature.