LADOT News

Weekly Update: March 10, 2022

Weekly Update: March 10, 2022

Mayor Signs LADOT Speed Reduction Plan

This week Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the speed reduction proposal that will allow for LADOT to repeal and reduce speed limit increases on dozens of local streets. This life-saving proposal will reduce speeds by 5mph on over 177 miles of city streets that had previously been increased, as required by the state to ensure enforceability.

“Nothing is more important than the safety of our residents, and we need every tool at our disposal to ensure every decision we make prioritizes their well-being,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The ability to manage speed limits locally is critical to reducing the risk of fatalities and serious injuries, and after a long fight at the state and local levels, this ordinance will help make our streets safer for everyone who uses them.”

The success of this proposal is a result of the passage of AB-43, a State bill led by Assemblymember Laura Friedman. Before its passage, the City was often required by the state to raise speed limits under the California Vehicle Code after speed surveys including on streets where no physical changes would merit such a change.

Road users can expect the installation of new, reduced speed limits to begin in one month. LADOT aims to complete all speed limit updates by June. The full list of streets where speed reductions will be implemented is available in this LADOT report. Under the new speed setting law, future reductions will be possible on streets with high rates of fatal or severe injury collisions as well as in areas with a high density of retail and commercial activity.

 
Women's History Month LADOT Spotlight: Tiffany Coleman

Women's History Month LADOT Spotlight: Tiffany Coleman

In celebration of Women’s History Month, this newsletter will recognize some of the women of LADOT that have been instrumental in working to keep Moving LA Forward.

It is our honor to acknowledge Tiffany Coleman who last year was recognized by the Los Angeles City Council's Transportation Committee as an LADOT Outstanding Performer. Tiffany’s usual duties support the For-Hire group. The skill and competence she has displayed resulted in her being asked to assist the Executive Team as well. Of her own accord, she has taken time out of her busy schedule to continue assisting the For-Hire group with any issues whether it be online systems, assisting Investigators with paperwork, or helping to process permits. She has been a consummate team player and embodies the LADOT Principles of having a problem-solving attitude and being reliable.

Thank you for your dedication.

 
Western Ave. Redesign Project Workshop

Western Ave. Redesign Project Workshop

The best way for us to make better improvements in your neighborhood is to hear it straight from you. Over the weekend we held a Redesign Project Workshop for Western Ave to give Angelenos a chance to take a look at the plans we have for the community and give their feedback and input on the design.

Attendees got an opportunity to learn about the details of the proposal and speak directly with staff about how to improve their commuting experience in the community. The Western Ave Redesign Project (WARP) aims to improve traffic safety for everyone who uses the street, as well as improve access to community destinations like schools and parks.

Let your voice be heard by taking this brief survey.

 
Play Streets Pops Up In Westlake

Play Streets Pops Up In Westlake

Play Streets popped up in the Westlake neighborhood this weekend. LADOT brought in the Box of Play and temporarily closed the streets to cars so that young residents can safely enjoy the space for play, learning, and fun with activities like blocks, chalk, jump ropes, and much more.

Play Streets are a partnership between LADOT and community-based organizations as well as local elected offices. We want to thank the non-profit Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI), the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, The Westlake South Neighborhood Council, 986 Pharmacy, and the Office of Councilmember Gil Cedillo for making this event possible.

Learn more about the Play Streets program here.

 
Osborne Path-To-Park Improvements

Osborne Path-To-Park Improvements

We need your help! We’re working on improving transportation connectivity and accessibility on Osborne St. between San Fernando Road and Foothill Blvd. Get involved! Take the online project survey here to share your experiences, feedback, and ideas for Osborne Street and Pacoima.

 
Rosewood, Formosa and Orange Safety Improvements Open House

Rosewood, Formosa and Orange Safety Improvements Open House

LADOT is partnering with community members to bring safety improvements to the Beverly Grove, Fairfax, and Hollywood neighborhoods and will be hosting an Open House on March 30th at 5 PM and March 31st at 10:30 AM. The proposed improvements include pedestrian and traffic safety improvements, such as neighborhood traffic circles to slow traffic, continental crosswalks and curb extensions for better pedestrian visibility, and updates to traffic signals to better assist and protect bicyclists.

Learn more about the project and RSVP for the events by clicking here.

 

Participate in our Community Surveys:

You are the ultimate expert for your community. LADOT wants your input as we plan projects to improve the safety, sustainability, and livability of Los Angeles communities.

 

Western Avenue Survey

Western Avenue Survey

LADOT is making some critical safety improvements on Western Avenue. Take this survey and give us your feedback on how you travel this neighborhood and the best way to make it a much safer and more enjoyable commute for all who use it. Take the Western Avenue survey.

 

Wilmington Safe Streets Survey

Wilmington Safe Streets Survey

Anaheim Street, from Figueroa St to Henry Ford Ave has had a high rate of death and severe injury traffic crashes. Since you are the expert in your neighborhood we want to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts, concerns, and ideas about how to improve accessibility and safety in the Wilmington neighborhood by taking this brief survey.

 
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Over the weekend, LADOT held a workshop in South LA to educate and accept feedback on the Western Avenue Redesign Project. The City of Los Angeles is developing a transformative project for Western Ave to improve traffic safety and connectivity for everyone who uses the street. For more information, click here.

 

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