LADOT News

Raising Street Safety Awareness Through Creative Cultural Engagement

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in collaboration with LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), held a creative activation to raise safety awareness around the dangers of speeding at the corner of Wilshire and Park View Street in MacArthur Park on Saturday, June 5.

This art activation included 100 traffic “safety turtles” and mascots to highlight and visibly showcase the importance of traffic safety to drivers and passers-by. The performers of the art activation used choreographed movements…

City Planning, LADOT to Host Transportation Demand Management Informational Events

Los Angeles City Planning and LADOT are pleased to announce upcoming public engagement opportunities for the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program update.

This past January, Los Angeles City Planning released an informational video and fact sheet about the proposed updates to the TDM Program. Currently, information about the TDM Ordinance and program guidelines are available to the public on the Los Angeles City Planning website. The city will also host two webinars so that interested…

LADOT's Commitment to the COVID-19 Recovery

With Memorial Day around the corner — and with it the unofficial start of summer — LADOT remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of all city residents and visitors as they travel around our beautiful city during the summer months. As Los Angeles continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, LADOT will continue its support of public health measures, programs that promote transit accessibility, and projects that facilitate safe street environments.

Supporting the city’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts, LADOT…

New Bus Lane Markers Installed on Figueroa Street

New red thermoplastic markers were installed on the Figueroa Street bus lane between 8th and 23rd streets this past week as part of a state and federal trial that aims to measure the effects of such markers on the behavior of motorists.

Installed beneath “Bus Lane” markings and at intersection right-turn zones, the new red markers will be observed to determine whether they are as equally effective as entirely red lane spaces with regard to preventing motorists from encroaching into bus lanes. If successful, the thermoplastic…

Metro, LADOT Relaunch Bike Share Program in West Los Angeles.

LADOT joined representatives from LA Metro and the office of Los Angeles City Council District 11 Councilmember Mike Bonin this past week at the E (Expo) Line Station at Exposition Boulevard and Bundy Drive to celebrate the relaunch of the Metro Bike Share program in west Los Angeles. With the reinstallation of 54 Bike Share stations across Los Angeles’ Westside region, the program resumes after a temporary cessation to allow for the reconfiguration of bicycle types available for use at the Bike Share stations.

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Let's Roll: Celebrating National Bike Month

The month of May marks the return of National Bike Month. With its pleasantly temperate climate and idyllic scenery, Los Angeles makes the perfect location for those looking to enjoy the outdoors while traveling by bicycle.

To assist Angelenos as they get rolling, L.A. Metro Bike Share is offering 30-day passes for $1 when purchased any day during May. To sign up, click here to create a bike share account — or here to access the Metro Bike Share app — and enter the promotional code BIKEMONTH2021 when prompted.

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LADOT Debuts New Parking Upgrades Along Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Working in coordination with the office of Los Angeles City Council District 11 Councilmember Mike Bonin, LADOT has implemented on-street parking upgrades along Abbot Kinney Boulevard, including first-of-its-kind treatments to manage parking demand along this popular corridor. These enhancements are designed to improve the user parking experience and support multiple modes of transportation for residents and visitors.

New upgrades on the boulevard include 196 marked on-street parking spaces to improve access and reduce…

LADOT Supports LAUSD Students' Return to In-Person Learning

LADOT is committed to getting students back to school with reliable and safe transportation options as LAUSD resumes in-person learning. To assist students in their return to school, LADOT’s DASH-to-Class program will provide free transit for K-12 and post-secondary students, and crossing guards will be placed at designated intersections to ensure safe crossings for students.

LADOT Transit continues to offer fare-free DASH bus service for all riders. This includes all students participants in LADOT’s DASH-to-Class…

The Results Are In: Presenting the LADOT Bike & Walk Count Report

LADOT is pleased to present the results of the LADOT Walk & Bike Count, a comprehensive street survey completed with a view toward improving transportation infrastructure and meeting the city’s climate and safety goals. 

The Walk & Bike Count seeks to understand the current trends in active transportation and to better comprehend the characteristics of those traveling on Los Angeles streets. The data collected from the count serves several important purposes such as:

Tracking changes in…
Sherman Way Great Streets Project Reaches Completion

This past week, LADOT, City Council District 3 Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, and community members gathered at the intersection of Sherman Way and Wilbur Avenue in Reseda to celebrate the completion of the Sherman Way Great Streets Project. Implemented on Sherman Way between Wilbur and Lindley avenues, the project — conducted by LADOT in partnership with StreetsLA — aims to revitalize this popular transportation corridor to provide a safer, better-connected, and more visually pleasing area for people walking, biking, or driving to…