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Weekly Update: June 10, 2021

Raising Street Safety Awareness Through Creative Cultural Engagement

Raising Street Safety Awareness Through Creative Cultural Engagement

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in collaboration with LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), held a creative activation to raise safety awareness around the dangers of speeding at the corner of Wilshire and Park View Street in MacArthur Park on Saturday, June 5.

This art activation included 100 traffic “safety turtles” and mascots to highlight and visibly showcase the importance of traffic safety to drivers and passers-by. The performers of the art activation used choreographed movements to support community members in crossing roads, to look both ways when doing so, and encouraged drivers to slow down.

Within the past year, Los Angeles has experienced an epidemic of speed-related collisions that resulted in severe injuries and even death. While overall traffic was down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, severe and fatal injury crashes were on-par with prior years. Unfortunately, traffic collisions are also the leading cause of death for children 5 to 14 years of age in Los Angeles County.

In addition to raising awareness among drivers, events like this help rally support for the passage of CA State Assembly Bill 43, a bill that would grant municipalities greater control in setting speed limits on local streets. To learn more about LADOT street safety initiatives and programs, please visit ladotlivablestreets.org.

 
Hollywood Bowl Signal Activation - N Highland Ave and W Odin St

Hollywood Bowl Signal Activation - N Highland Ave and W Odin St

LADOT partnered with Councilwoman Nithya Raman of CD4 to install and activate a left turn signal near the Hollywood Bowl at the intersection of N Highland Ave and W Odin St, which was frequently experiencing high traffic congestion levels during Hollywood Bowl events. The partnership included funding supplied by Council District 4, planning and design contracting by LA Phil and Hollywood Bowl, community input from local Neighborhood Councils, and construction by LADOT and StreetsLA. The new left-turn signal and lane not only alleviates traffic congestion but will reduce impacts caused by the increasing demand for rideshare services, such as Uber and Lyft, and the increased use of WAZE and other GPS navigation apps that would direct drivers through local neighborhood streets in order to get to Highland Ave.

The new signal arrives just ahead of the reopening and return of the Hollywood Bowl’s concert schedule this summer. The implementation will support Hollywood Bowl patrons in arriving to the venue faster by essentially creating a direct connection for Northbound travel into Lot B of the Hollywood Bowl to support cultural events while reducing negative impacts on the surrounding neighborhood.

 
Project Spotlight: Proposed changes to the City of Los Angeles’ current Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program

Project Spotlight: Proposed changes to the City of Los Angeles’ current Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), in cooperation with Los Angeles City Planning (City Planning), has released proposed changes to the City of Los Angeles’ current Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program. The proposed changes are included in the draft proposal which aims to support in reducing dependence on cars with the goal to reduce air pollution from vehicle emissions as part of the initiatives strategized and set by the City of Los Angeles’ Green New Deal, an expanded vision of the City’s original pLAn

The draft proposal for the current Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program includes updates which aim to decrease dependence on cars for trips taken in LA by utilizing new modern technologies and other support mechanisms, such as incentives, to provide alternative modes of transportation that are sustainable. The draft proposal includes revisions that aim to expand the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program to apply to new construction projects, which includes housing projects that are considered to be multi-family residential projects which are of 16 units or more. Currently, the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program only applies to large-scale commercial and industrial development projects.

For more information about the proposed changes to the TDM program, please visit the draft proposal set by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) and Los Angeles City Planning (City Planning).

 

Attend the Adams Boulevard Safety Event

Attend the Adams Boulevard Safety Event

LADOT is pleased to invite all members of the public to attend "Walk the Boulevard," an in-person event hosted in collaboration with the office of City Council District 10 Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas that will focus on proposed safety improvements on Adams Boulevard. For details about this event, which will take place on Saturday, June 26, please click here to sign up for the Adams Safety Project update mailing list.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT and LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs held a creative activation to raise safety awareness and showcase the dangers of speeding on Saturday, June 5 at the corner of Wilshire and Park View Street in MacArthur Park.

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LADOT and LA’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), held a creative activation to raise safety awareness around the dangers of speeding at the corner of Wilshire and Park View Street in MacArthur Park on Saturday, June 5.

 

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