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Weekly Update: July 1, 2021

Weekly Update July 1, 2021

LADOT Installs New Bus-Only Lanes to Support NextGen Plan

Earlier this month, LADOT installed new bus-only lanes on Alvarado Street to improve travel rates and headway consistency for Metro Line 200, a bus route which experiences approximately 12,000 boardings per day. Installed on Alvarado Street between 7th Street and the U.S. 101 Highway, the new bus-only lanes will be in effect during weekdays on the southbound side between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and on the northbound side between 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. To designate the new bus-only lanes, LADOT crews installed new street markings, removed old street striping, placed new street striping, and updated signage.

With the completion of the new bus-only lanes along Alvarado Street, Los Angeles now features 27 complete lane miles of bus-only lanes installed by LADOT on city streets. Implemented along more than a dozen different street segments through a collaboration with StreetsLA and Metro, these priority bus lanes ensure that Angelenos have access to reliable transit options and alternatives to single-occupant vehicle trips while also serving as a prelude to many more miles of bus-only lanes slated for construction by LADOT in the future. Currently, LADOT has proposed plans to install more than 25 miles of additional bus-only lanes on popular transit corridors to support Metro’s NextGen Bus Plan, a transformative transportation strategy aimed at improving transit across the city and region.

For more information on the NextGen Bus Plan, please click here.

 
Adams Boulevard Event Highlights Upcoming Safety Improvements

Adams Boulevard Event Highlights Upcoming Safety Improvements

LADOT joined the office of Los Angeles City Council District 10 Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas and community members this past weekend to highlight proposed changes along Adams Boulevard, including pavement repair, signal upgrades, bike lanes, a lane reduction, pedestrian beacons, pedestrian refuge islands, and other safety treatments. LADOT extends its thanks to all who helped make this event possible.

To lean more about the Adams Boulevard Safety Project, please click here. To keep abreast with updates for this project, click here to sign up for the Adams Boulevard mailing list.

 
LADOT Awarded $18 Million INFRA Grant from USDOT

LADOT Awarded $18 Million INFRA Grant from USDOT

LADOT was awarded $18 million on Wednesday, June 30 as part of the FY 2021 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant program from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). The LADOT proposal was selected as one of 24 projects awarded across 18 states from 157 eligible applicants. In addition to creating local jobs and improving infrastructure, the FY 2021 Round of INFRA grants was the first in history to consider projects based on how they would address climate change, environmental justice, and racial equity.

LADOT Awarded $18 Million INFRA Grant from USDOT

“When the administration put out the call for new thinking on infrastructure, Los Angeles was ready to deliver,” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “We know that how we invest in transportation has far reaching impacts on economic growth, the safety of streets, and the health of communities. I want to thank USDOT for supporting our vision and helping us with these investments for Los Angeles communities.”

LADOT’s INFRA grant application proposed the Community Infrastructure & Resiliency Zone (CIRZ) Project, which addresses the impacts of the National Highway System in Los Angeles. South LA communities have withstood economic and social harm from a legacy of redlining, neighborhood demolition to construct the interstate highway system, and poor air quality. By focusing on South LA, the CIRZ Project underscores the need to invest in neighborhoods that have experienced historic injustice and completes funding for several shovel-ready projects. Specifically, the grant will improve safety by funding 26 new traffic signals in the project area and new leading pedestrian intervals (LPI) that give pedestrians additional time to cross the street at 90 intersections.

 
Event at Avenue 50 and Meridian Street Showcases Proposed Changes at Intersection

Event at Avenue 50 and Meridian Street Showcases Proposed Changes at Intersection

Earlier this week, LADOT hosted a pop-up demonstration of street safety elements planned for implementation at the intersection of Meridian Street and Avenue 50 in Highland Park. At the event, LADOT arranged a temporary traffic-calming circle to simulate and test the intersection for a planned permanent installation and to highlight the safety benefits of such a feature for increasing traffic safety. Additional planned improvements at the intersection include new wayfinding signs, high-visibility crosswalks, new landscaping, upgraded curb ramps, and bicycle route markings to improve safe connections to prominent nearby neighborhood destinations such as Occidental College, York Boulevard, Eagle Rock Boulevard, and local schools.

Planned for installation in spring 2022, the improvements at Meridian Street and Avenue 50 are funded through a grant from the State of California Active Transportation Program. LADOT invites all interested parties to submit feedback on this project by visiting the LADOT Livable Streets project page.

 
Relocation of Van Nuys Parking Adjudication Office

Relocation of Van Nuys Parking Adjudication Office

LADOT is pleased to announce that its Van Nuys Adjudication Office is moving to a new location to accommodate the evolving needs of the department and the public we serve. Beginning July 12, 2021, the Van Nuys Adjudication Office will be located at 5990 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 225, Los Angeles, CA 91411. LADOT will continue to offer teleconference and written declarations by mail-in hearings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in-person hearings by appointment only.

The Parking Adjudication Division thanks all who made this project possible, including its colleagues at LADOT, the Office of the City Administrative Officer, the Information Technology Agency, the General Services Department, SAAIA, Unisource Solutions, Conduent, Conducorp, All Net, First Fire Systems, and Birtcher, Anderson, & Davis.

For more information about the LADOT Bureau of Parking Management and the Parking Adjudication Division, please visit ladotparking.org.

 
LADOT to Host Mobile Town Hall Tour Event and Broadcast

LADOT to Host Mobile Town Hall Tour Event and Broadcast

Next week, LADOT invites all to attend or tune in to the next Mobile Town Hall Tour, a in-person, radio, and online event that will explore issues affecting people living in Los Angeles. The upcoming session, which is part of a series led by LADOT Creative Catalyst Renée Reizman and Transportation Planner Kevin Ocubillo, will examine the subject of how Angelenos may make their voices heard through public comments and the impact that this has on Los Angeles communities.

The upcoming in-person event, hosted in collaboration with the Koreatown Youth & Community Center (KYCC), will take place on Saturday, July 10 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at KYCC’s Menlo Family Housing facility, located at 1230 Menlo Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006. Conducted through a partnership with local independent radio station Dublab, Saturday’s broadcast will be available online at www.dublab.com and on the radio at 99.1 FM KLDB.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT joined the office of Los Angeles City Council District 10 Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas and community members this past weekend to "Walk the Boulevard" and share details about proposed changes along Adams Boulevard.

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Earlier this month, LADOT installed new bus-only lanes on Alvarado Street to improve travel rates and headway consistency for Metro Line 200, a bus route which experiences approximately 12,000 boardings per day.

 

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