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Weekly Update: April 15, 2021

Weekly Update April 15 2021

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 people using active modes of transportation.
  • Providing data to inform and support decision making.
  • Tracking usage before and after transportation projects and programs are implemented.
  • Understanding how travel trends and behaviors vary across geographic areas and street typologies.
  • Forecasting and projecting future usage on projects being planned and designed.
  • Evaluating the impact of differing design treatments on crash rates.
  • Identifying locations for future bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

For detailed information about the LADOT Walk & Bike Count and its results, please click here. To view the publicly available Walk & Bike Count data set, click here to visit the city's open data portal. LADOT thanks the 43 volunteers who contributed their effort and time for the count to be completed.

 

 
Street Safety Improvements Completed in Palms, Glassell Park

Street Safety Improvements Completed in Glassell Park

LADOT celebrated the installation of street improvements in Glassell Park this past week. The safety installation, a new crosswalk and flashing pedestrian beacon, was implemented at the intersection of Avenue 32 and Fletcher Drive in Glassell Park, where LADOT, City Council District 13 Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, and community members gathered to participate in a ceremonial street crossing to commemorate the completion of the safety installation.

 
Supporting LAUSD's Return to In-Person Learning

Supporting LAUSD's Return to In-Person Learning

As LAUSD students head back to school on Monday, April 19 for the resumption of in-class instruction, LADOT remains committed to providing safe and comfortable travel environments for students and their families as they journey to and from school. 

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. 

For information on how to apply for a Student Reduced Fare TAP card, which allows local students to ride DASH buses free of charge, please visit ladottransit.com/studentsridefree.

 
ICYMI: The San Vicente Boulevard Safety and Mobility Project Webinar

ICYMI: The San Vicente Boulevard Safety and Mobility Project Webinar

Last month, to help inform members of the public about proposed changes to San Vicente Boulevard, LADOT hosted a virtual workshop that covered details about the proposal. For those who were unable to attend or who like to review the sessions they attended, film versions of the workshop are currently available on the LADOT YouTube channel. (To view, click here for English; here for Spanish.)

For more information about the San Vicente Boulevard Safety and Mobility Project, click here.

 
Project Spotlight: Lincoln Fast Forward

Project Spotlight: Lincoln Fast Forward

Interested in learning how the city is working toward a safer transportation experience for those who use Lincoln Boulevard? To assist members of the public and interested parties in learning more about proposed changes to the boulevard — and to gain community feedback — LADOT is now offering twice weekly online information sessions to discuss the Lincoln Fast Forward project. During April and May, these feedback sessions will take place each Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and each Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Those who are interested in attending one or more sessions may sign up to do so by clicking here.

In a study of five years of crash data (2013 – 2017), Lincoln Boulevard was found to have 17.9 fatal or severe injury crashes per mile, and has the 11th highest rate of death and severe injury of streets in Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles is committed to eliminating traffic deaths and needs your input to make sure any possible safety improvements reflect the community’s needs, character, and culture. The project boundaries of these safety improvements are one mile from the City of Santa Monica border to Venice Boulevard. In addition, the City of Los Angeles and the City of Santa Monica are proposing to improve transit speeds and reliability along Lincoln Boulevard by using the southbound parking lane as a bus-only lane during the evening rush hour, which will avoid impacting automobile travel times.

For more information about Lincoln Fast Forward, please click here.

 

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT, City Council District 13 Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, and community members met this week to celebrate the installation of a new crosswalk and pedestrian flashing beacon at the intersection of Avenue 32 and Fletcher Drive in Glassell Park.

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New parking Improvements are coming to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, including more efficient on-street parking, the city's first on-street dedicated motorcycle parking stalls, and on-street dockless vehicle spaces.

 

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