Weekly Update: December 9, 2021

Weekly Update: December 9, 2021

LADOT Launches New Priority Bus Lanes In Downtown Los Angeles

LADOT joined Metro Board Chair Hilda Solis, Mayor Garcetti, and Councilmember Kevin de Leon to celebrate the new bus priority lanes on northbound Olive Street between 2nd Street and Pico and southbound Grand Avenue, between Hope Place and Pico Boulevard. The City of Los Angeles now has about 29.8 miles of dedicated bus lanes throughout the city.

LADOT, along with supporting the installation of the bus lane itself, also installed new bus lane signage to better indicate bus priority lanes to drivers. The new bus priority lanes in Downtown Los Angeles help improve bus traffic flow for the over 60 buses per hour (on average) that commute through each of these corridors during peak hours.

This joint project was installed to support Metro’s NextGen Bus Plan, a new bus plan developed to implement a new, more efficient bus system in Los Angeles County that is fast, frequent, reliable, and accessible.

For more information on the bus lanes installed along Olive St and Grand Ave, please visit the Metro project webpage.

Executive Directive 31, Mayor Garcetti signs to improve access to parks for underserved communities

Executive Directive 31, Mayor Garcetti signs to improve access to parks for underserved communities

This week, Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive directive catered to increasing access to parks, open spaces, and improving tree canopies throughout communities that are underserved.

The signed executive directive, Executive Directive 31, requires the creation of an independent analysis of the City of Los Angeles' parks, while also requiring for this analysis to include recommendations to improve equity. Thereafter, a working group made up of the City's department leaders, local park experts, and community members will then guide the implementation of the proposed recommendations from the analysis.

LADOT, as instructed in the executive directive, will support the development of plans to build and restore more parks throughout the City, especially in areas with fewer parks and public green spaces.

As access to parks per capita decreases, rates of premature mortality caused by cardiovascular disease and diabetes, rates of obesity and activity-related chronic illness among children, and economic hardship all increase and have an immense negative impact on the lives of people who live in underserved communities.

For more information on Executive Directive 31, please visit the Mayor's website.


LADOT Making LA Streets Safer for All - Upcoming Events

Please see the announcements below for some upcoming events that support LADOT's efforts to move Los Angeles forward and create safer and more inclusive streets for all.


LA Zoo Lights

LA Zoo Lights

L.A. Zoo Lights returns they are glad to welcome you back with more glowing animals and an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes the world’s largest illuminated pop-up storybook, a magical disco ball forest, giant glittering snowflakes, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. Starts on November 19, 2021 to January 9, 2022, opening from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

For more information, please visit their website.


This Week in Photos:

This past weekend, LADOT worked in collaboration with other City of Los Angeles departments to support LA Metro in hosting the CicLAvia - South LA event.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

By the Numbers


LADOT, in collaboration with other City of Los Angeles departments, supported LA Metro in hosting the CicLAvia - South LA event, making it safer for all attendees and participants to enjoy the open streets event this past Sunday, December 5th.


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