LADOT News

Weekly Update: August 18, 2022

LADOT Weekly Brief Banner

Rainbow halo dedication for Jammie

Rainbow Halo Dedication for Jammie Wilson

LADOT joined in mourning with the family and loved ones of Jammie Wilson for the unveiling of a Rainbow Halo in honor of his life. Three years ago a hit-and-run driver senselessly took Jammie’s life at the intersection of Normandie & 51st. LADOT worked with SoCal Families for Safe Streets to install a Rainbow Halo on 51st St. The memorial is a permanent fixture that serves as a reminder of the need to promote safe streets and the necessity for drivers to stay alert and practice safe driving.

At LADOT, we know that traffic deaths are preventable and that we also have a responsibility to bear witness and build a transportation system that prioritizes safety over speed and protects pedestrians like Jammie. 

If you are interested in how you can get involved in the Rainbow Halo program or other memorial programs, information is available on our website.

 

LAUSD Students Return Back To School

LAUSD Students Return Back To School

LAUSD students returned back to school this week for the fall semester. We take this moment to remind our readers that kids throughout the city will be commuting to class whether they are riding, biking, walking, or rolling and that people driving should take precautions and looks out for children during their commute..

Here are some tips for everyone to help make it a safe school year: 

  • If you are driving, be aware of school buses and pay attention to the signals being used
  • Drivers, stay alert when commuting through neighborhoods, school zones, and bus stops
  • Reduce your speed
  • Avoid blocking crosswalks

And remember that our DASH buses are fare-free and a safe way to get to class.

 

New Speed Tables Installed on 6th Street

New Speed Tables Installed on 6th Street

New speed tables have made their way to 6th Street. Our LADOT crews were out in the Wilshire neighborhood installing the new safety improvements between LaBrea and Highland Ave. Like a speed hump, speed tables are a traffic calming feature that helps reduce the speeds of oncoming traffic where pedestrians frequent. Speed tables are unique in that they have a flat surface that raises the entire wheelbase of a vehicle in order to slow it down and can be installed on larger streets with higher speeds than traditional speed humps.

We know that speeding is a significant key in the severity of a collision and LADOT prioritizes improvements that promote safe speeds in order to prevent severe and fatal collisions on our streets.

 

CicLAvia Rolls Into The Hollywoods

 

CicLAvia Rolls Into The Hollywoods

Get ready to ride the open streets of Hollywood and West Hollywood. On August 21st you can jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, spectate, and enjoy the route however you want. CicLAvia lasts from 9 am to 4 pm and is welcome to people of all ages and abilities!

Learn more about CicLAvia.

 

Participate in our Community Surveys:

You are the ultimate expert for your community. LADOT wants your input as we plan projects to improve the safety, sustainability, and livability of Los Angeles communities.

 

Reseda Boulevard Complete Streets Project

Reseda Boulevard Complete Streets Project

As part of the Complete Streets Program, the City is reconstructing Reseda Blvd to improve safety and accessibility for all. Give your feedback on the upcoming improvement and receive updates and more information on the project here.

 

Watts Central Avenue Great Streets And Safety Project

Watts Central Avenue Great Streets And Safety Project

StreetsLA and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation are making improvements to Central Avenue that will improve safety and accessibility for all on Central Ave. Take the survey to add your feedback about needed safety improvements

 

Venice Boulevard Mobility Improvements

Venice Boulevard Mobility Improvements

The City of Los Angeles and Metro are bringing mobility upgrades to Venice Blvd from Lincoln Blvd to National Blvd. This project proposes adding active transportation and bus improvements to increase comfort and safety for all who travel on Venice Blvd. Let us know how you use Venice Blvd and how to best improve it using this survey

 

Transportation Photos of the Week

6th St new speed table installation 16th St new speed table installation 26th St new speed table installation 3

 

LADOT recently installed traffic calming speed tables on 6th Street in the Mid-Wilshire area between Highland and La Brea. Speed Tables help ensure the safe speed of vehicles in order to protect all road users.

 

The LADOT Weekly Brief Newsletter

Want to learn more about LADOT's ongoing work in the City of Los Angeles? Sign up for our weekly newsletter by filling out the form below.