LADOT News

LADOT Celebrates Launch of $60 Million South LA EcoLab Program

Los Angeles, CA (November 21, 2022)
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LOS ANGELES – A coalition of community-based organizations, including Community Partners, SLATE-Z, CicLAvia, Climate Resolve, Coalition for Responsible Community Development, GRID Alternatives, LACI, LA Neighborhood Land Trust, SAJE, SCOPE, TreePeople, and TRUST South LA partnered with the City of Los Angeles, LA Metro, and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College to secure a $35 million Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) grant from the California Strategic Growth…

LADOT Brings Play Streets To The Watts Neighborhood

LADOT co-hosted a Play Streets event over the weekend on E. 107th St between Santa Ana Blvd and Wilmington Ave. We helped to transform the block into a place for play, relaxation, conversation, and more!

During this event children and families were able to safely enjoy their neighborhood street with a variety of play and activity offerings. The event also connected families with community resources supporting health care and other community-based organizations such as the East Side Riders Bike Club which donated dozens…

Funding Awarded for the Chandler Bicycle Connection Project

LADOT is unveiling the full design of the Chandler bicycle connection which will create a 21-mile continuous protected bicycle facility from Chatsworth to our neighbors in the City of Burbank - transforming how people can move across the San Fernando Valley.

The Chandler Bicycle Connection is a 3-mile project on Chandler Boulevard between Leghorn Ave and Vineland Ave that will upgrade the existing, 5’-wide bicycle lanes to protected bicycle lanes, by adding bollards and curb stops. It closes the gap between the…

Bike Lane Accelerated Safety Team(BLAST Launches on new San Vicente Protected Bike Lane

Last week, LADOT joined Mayor Garcetti to announce the Bike Lane Accelerated Safety Team (BLAST) program which will reduce the need for coordination between City departments by allowing LADOT to schedule resurfacing efforts based on its priorities to create a more connected and comprehensive bike lane network.

Resurfacing events often present the best opportunity to redesign streets and install new bicycle facilities. However, these facilities often require significant outreach,…

Groundbreaking For A New Traffic Circle In South LA

Last week, LADOT and the Bureau of Engineering broke ground on a new neighbrohood traffic circle in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South Los Angeles at 88th Place & McKinley. This intersection improvement is part of LADOT's goal to create a safer, more people-friendly intersection. The traffic circle is designed to reduce speeding and cut-through traffic while contributing to a more comfortable and convenient neighborhood street for people walking and biking. Additional project elements include curb ramps for better…

LADOT Joins New Los Angeles Charter School For Walktober

This week we celebrated Walktober with students attending New Los Angeles Charter School. LADOT General Manager Connie LLanos  and CD 10 Councilmember Heather Hutt joined representatives from LAPD and the school to meet the students at different points on their route to school. This event highlights the importance of safety for children who walk or bike to school.

The school is located at intersection of Washington & Burnside which was the site of a severe crash in 2019. Following the crash, parents and…

Students Pen An Appreciation Letter To Their School Crossing Guard

The month of October is known as "Walk-tober" in school districts around the country as it is the month in which we celebrate National Walk and Bike to School Day. A key ingredient to securing the safety of students who whalk to school is our LADOT Crossing Guard program.

Recently, students at Gateway Charter Elementary School had a chance to speak to their local crossing guard, Gail Smith-Richards which moved them to write a letter of appreciation.

A Crossing guard is often the first person LA…

Today, LADOT opened the application process for its neighborhood speed hump program for the first time in two and a half years. Due to high demand, the department reached its limit of applications citywide within the first 15 minutes of opening the application. 

The department is pleased to see so many neighborhoods reach out to request this critical street safety treatment that helps make communities safer and more livable. This year, thanks to an increase in our program budget, the Department will be able to double the number of speed humps it delivers equitably across the city…

                        Ride Through The Heart Of LA with CicLAvia

Get ready for a scenic ride through the Heart of LA. CicLAvia returns this weekend Sunday, October 9th with 7 miles of open streets in Downtown Los Angeles including the first CicLAvia to take place on the new 6th Street Viaduct!

CicLAvia temporarily closes down roads to car traffic allowing Angelenos to jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and enjoy the route however they want. It connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to…

Speed Hump Program Opening In October

The Neighborhood Speed Hump Program is back! Beginning October 6 at 9:00 am Angelenos can submit their application for speed humps in their neighborhood. Speed humps are designed to help slow the speed of cars in residential areas so that Angelenos can enjoy safe, calm neighborhood streets.

Before applying, please be aware that completing a speed hump request involves multiple steps of engagement and technical review. Once the program opens a link will be provided and participants will be able to submit their applications. Due to…