LADOT News

Project Spotlight: The Main Street Complete Streets Project

As of July 2021, the City of Los Angeles has finalized construction on virtually all elements on the $12.6 million Main Street Complete Streets Project — a project undertaken by LADOT in collaboration with the Bureau of Engineering that improves safety and accessibility for all through the reconstruction of sidewalks, streets, and the implementation of new safety treatments, including intersection tightening, bicycle turn boxes, leading pedestrian intervals, left turn arrows, new traffic signals, new sidewalks and curb ramps, and…

LADOT's Commitment to Public Safety

As public health concerns continue to develop and are addressed, LADOT remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of all city residents and visitors as they travel around Los Angeles. With our city continuing to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, LADOT will provide ongoing support for public health measures and projects that promote safe transit and street environments. To facilitate safe transit accessibility, LADOT reminds Angelenos that masks are currently required for riders on local public transportation routes, including LADOT…

LADOT Transit Expands DASH Service

This past weekend, LADOT Transit launched service improvements to DASH Route D and Route E in downtown Los Angeles as the next step in the phased implementation of the LADOT New Service Plan (formerly Transit Service Analysis), which follows from the Los Angeles City Council’s adoption of the LADOT New Service Plan in 2018 to identify and prioritize service enhancements, new Community DASH routes, and the LAnow service.

Route D in downtown will now run along Broadway south of Olympic Boulevard and end its service at South Grand Avenue…

Los Angeles City Council Supports Legislation to Give Cities More Flexibility in Setting Speed Limits

The Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution last week to support California State Assembly Bill (AB) 43 that would grant municipalities greater control in setting speed limits on city streets. Currently, the California Vehicle Code requires cities to conduct regular speed surveys to set and enforce speed limits, which are determined by the 85th percentile of driver speeds recorded in the survey. In practice, this process results in streets where speed limits regularly increase with…

LADOT Installs New Bus-Only Lanes to Support NextGen Plan

Earlier this month, LADOT installed new bus-only lanes on Alvarado Street to improve travel rates and headway consistency for Metro Line 200, a bus route which experiences approximately 12,000 boardings per day. Installed on Alvarado Street between 7th Street and the U.S. 101 Highway, the new bus-only lanes will be in effect during weekdays on the southbound side between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and on the northbound side between 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. To designate the new bus-only lanes, LADOT crews installed new street markings,…

You're Invited! Walk the Boulevard with LADOT

LADOT is pleased to invite all members of the public to attend "Walk the Boulevard," an in-person event hosted in collaboration with the office of City Council District 10 Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas that will focus on proposed safety improvements on Adams Boulevard. For details about this event, which will take place this upcoming Saturday, June 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., please click here to sign up for the Adams Safety Project update mailing list.

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Resuming Pre-Pandemic Traffic Signal Patterns

LADOT returned traffic signals within the City of Los Angeles to pre-pandemic timing patterns in accordance with the lifting of local and state restrictions on June 15. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Los Angeles underwent a sudden decrease in traffic along with an immense increase in dangerous driving behavior, such as speeding, that put neighborhoods at risk.

In April of 2020, LADOT modified traffic signal patterns to “Night Mode” which helps reduce speeding by eliminating successive green lights along major…

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…