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Weekly Update: April 29, 2021

Weekly Update April 29 2021

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 parking-related congestion in the area throughout the day, standardized two-hour time limits to encourage parking turnover, the first-ever-in-L.A. motorcycle-specific parking stalls to support visitors traveling by motorcycle, seven accessible parking spaces for individuals with disabilities, and nine on-street dockless device corrals for e-scooters and e-bikes to reduce clutter on the sidewalks. The existing bicycle corrals and bike-share stations remain in place.

The Abbot Kinney Boulevard on-street parking upgrades expand the award winning LA Express Park program farther into Venice. Launched in 2012, LA Express Park increases parking availability, reduces traffic congestion and pollution, and encourages a shift in travel choices through the use of parking sensors and dynamic time-of-day parking rates based on the market demand of each unique block. With LA Express Park, visitors will be able to use mobile and web-based applications to provide parking guidance, availability, and pricing information prior to a trip being generated to help decide where to park and which form of transit to use to avoid paying for parking.

 
LADOT Designates Eight New Street Segments as Vision Zero Priority Corridors

LADOT Designates Eight New Street Segments as Vision Zero Priority Corridors

As LADOT continues to prioritize projects with the highest potential to reduce the greatest number of serious traffic collisions, the identification of additional corridors where future improvements should be made remains a pivotal component of the city’s Vision Zero program. This past month, to supplement the 63 Vision Zero Priority Corridors already identified, LADOT has expanded the program to include eight additional corridors. This decision was made by LADOT following the observation of fatal and severe injury collision data spanning from 2015 through the end of 2019.

LADOT has identified the following new priority corridors, which have shown a minimum of 15 individuals Killed or Severely Injured (KSI) per mile over a five-year period:

  • Central Avenue between 101st Street and 109th Street.
  • Central Avenue from Florence Avenue to Manchester Avenue.
  • Foothill Boulevard from Apperson Street to Sherman Grove Avenue.
  • Nordhoff Street between Balboa Boulevard and Collett Avenue.
  • Pacific Coast Highway (in cooperation with Caltrans) between Broad Street and Wilmington Avenue.
  • Roscoe Boulevard between Oso Avenue and Tampa Avenue.
  • Vanowen Street from Sepulveda Boulevard to Van Nuys Boulevard.
  • Wilmington Avenue from 106th Street to Imperial Highway.

For more information about the Vision Zero program, please click here.

 
LADOT Special Traffic Operations

Lights! Camera! Action!

LADOT Special Traffic Operations was back in the limelight this past Sunday to assist with traffic management during the 93rd Academy Awards. Held at the iconic Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, this year’s ceremony became the first Academy Awards ceremony to be hosted at a transportation center. LADOT would like to thank its supporting cast of specialized traffic operations staff who stole the show and helped make the event possible.

 

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This Week in Photos:

LADOT Special Traffic Operations took center stage this past weekend to assist with the 93rd Academy Awards Ceremony in downtown Los Angeles

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LADOT by the Numbers:

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The stars of our Special Traffic Operations team worked behind the scenes at the year's most glamorous event to support safe and efficient detours around Union Station.

 

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