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Weekly Update: July 28, 2022

Weekly Update: July 28, 2022

New Bike Lanes Debut on the N Spring Street Bridge

New Class IV protected bike lanes are now open in both the north and south directions of the North Spring Street bridge. This protected bike lane will connect to new and existing bike lanes at the northern limits of the bridge, along North Broadway from Avenue 18 to Avenue 19. This facility provides a crucial link to the entrance to the Los Angeles River Bike Path. The addition of the new bike lane also connects cyclists to the Los Angeles State Historic Park on the southern end of the bridge.

The work of installing the bike lane began last week as LADOT striping crews stripped the existing road format to install the new traffic lanes. On Friday morning LADOT sign crews installed new signage while thermoplastic stencils were added to the bike lanes. Finally, crews completed the work on Saturday by installing protective bollards within the buffer zone separating traffic from cyclists

The North Spring Street Bridge is designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and spans the LA River offering great views of Downtown LA and the San Gabriel mountains. Take a ride for yourself and have a look!

 

City Taxis Adding Electric Vehicles to Fleets

City Taxis Adding Electric Vehicles to Fleets

Los Angeles is already seeing the results of our recently adopted reform to the taxi industry with operators deploying new fully-electric taxis hitting the road.

The taxi industry provides a crucial means of access to transportation services for Angelenos ensuring that all areas of the city are served equitably and that individuals with special needs are accommodated. However, in recent years the taxi industry has suffered due to outdated regulations and the arrival of rideshare apps which are not required to adhere to same safety and accessibility standards of taxis.

LADOT’s reforms for the Taxi Industry address many of these issues to improve the competitiveness of taxis as a mode of transportation while maintaining safety and environmental standards as well as a fee structure to support a living wage for drivers.

Learn more about elements of LA's Taxi Reform, here.

 

New Full Signal Intersection Installed

New Full Signal Intersection Installed

LADOT has installed new safety improvements on Cummings and Marengo. A new full signal has been added to the intersection to help manage traffic control. Along with the traffic signal, we’ve added access ramps and a crosswalk to the intersection improving accessibility and safety for all users.

Full signal installations are a major safety improvement requiring construction and installation of the signal as well as connecting the operation and control of the signal to our ATSAC control center at LADOT HQ. These investments are guided by data to ensure that our work has the greatest impact possible toward improving safety and quality of life in neighborhoods.

Thank you to the engineers, designers, electricians, and neighbors who helped make this possible.

 

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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.

 

Transportation Photos of the Week

Transportation Photos Of The Week

 

Transportation Photos Of The Week
Transportation Photos Of The Week

 

Transportation Photos Of The Week

 

New bike lanes debut on the Spring Street bridge rounding out the connections to existing bike lanes and connecting to the LA River Bike Path.

 

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