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Weekly Update: June 3, 2021

Weekly Update June 3, 2021

City Planning, LADOT to Host Transportation Demand Management Informational Events

Los Angeles City Planning and LADOT are pleased to announce upcoming public engagement opportunities for the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Program update.

This past January, Los Angeles City Planning released an informational video and fact sheet about the proposed updates to the TDM Program. Currently, information about the TDM Ordinance and program guidelines are available to the public on the Los Angeles City Planning website. The city will also host two webinars so that interested parties may learn more about the program and provide feedback. Additionally, public hearings are scheduled for this coming fall.

Los Angeles City Planning and LADOT invite you to attend and help spread the word about the upcoming webinars. Each online session will include the same information and cover the same topics about the proposed TDM Program as the other session, and will each be followed by a Q&A segment. To register for the first session, which will take place on Monday, June 7 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., please click here. Registration for the second session — scheduled for Tuesday, June 15 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — may be accessed by clicking here.

For more information about LADOT’s work regarding TDM and new requirements for sustainable developments, please click here.

 
Highlighting the Importance of Street Safety

Highlighting the Importance of Street Safety

On Saturday, June 5, LADOT’s Creative Catalyst Renée Reizman will team up with nonprofit group Heart of Los Angeles to raise awareness about the dangers of reckless driving and the impact it has on Los Angeles' youth. During the event, helpful mascots and 100 neon green “traffic turtles” will grab the attention of pedestrians and ask drivers to slow down. A combination of performance art with a street safety installation, the event will be staged at a busy intersection that is part of the city’s Vision Zero High Injury Network.

Specially designed, the traffic turtles that will be deployed at the event each carry a blaze-orange flag bearing a safety message in either English or Spanish, including “Speed kills,” “La Velocidad Mata,” “Slow Down,” “Desacelere,” “Save a Life,” and “Salve Una Vida.” A surprising interruption to travelers' daily routines, these innovative road signs — created by a third-party company — command the attention of motorists while encouraging more mindful driving practices. Along with the placement of traffic signs, the event will feature five performers in transportation-themed costumes such as a pedestrian crossing signal, a stop sign, a walk to school sign, a traffic light, and a traffic turtle. All performers will have movements that help people cross the street safely, look both ways, and encourage drivers to slow down. To facilitate COVID-19 safety, performers will practice safe social distancing protocols.

To learn more about LADOT street safety initiatives and programs, please visit ladotlivablestreets.org.

 
Project Spotlight: The Adams Boulevard Safety Improvements Project

Project Spotlight: The Adams Boulevard Safety Improvements Project

LADOT is currently conducting a redesign of Adams Boulevard that will improve safety for all forms of transportation. Over the past ten years, nine people have been killed on Adams Boulevard between Fairfax Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard, including six pedestrians — more than almost any other street in Los Angeles. Proposed changes include pavement repair, signal upgrades, bike lanes, lane reduction, pedestrian beacons, pedestrian refuge islands, and other safety treatments.

For more information about this transformative project, please visit the LADOT Livable Streets Adams Boulevard Safety Improvements Project page.

 

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 crew members hit the streets this week to update and clean signage to provide accurate parking information for Los Angeles motorists.

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LADOT crews installed new red thermoplastic bus lane markers on Wilshire Boulevard this past month to test the effectiveness of this feature in alerting motorists about the placement of bus lanes. If successful, the thermoplastic markings will represent a more cost effective safety feature while also being easier to install than comprehensive lane painting.

 

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