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Weekly Update: March 18, 2021

Weekly Update March 18 2021

LADOT Announces New ‘Express Lane’ Service to L.A. Vaccination Sites for Seniors and Paratransit Clients

LADOT Cityride, which provides on-demand transportation to eligible seniors and individuals with accessibility needs, is offering “Express Lane” service to three COVID-19 vaccination sites in the Los Angeles area starting today. The Express Lane service will pick up Cityride members who have a scheduled vaccination appointment on request and provide transportation directly to the front of the line. The vehicle will wait while the individual receives their vaccination and return them to their point of origin at no extra charge.

“Transportation should never be the gap that stands between our residents and the vaccine,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Vaccines are our ticket to ending this pandemic, and this program will help break down a barrier that can keep our most vulnerable residents from accessing these life-saving doses.” 

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, LADOT Transit has stepped up to protect the health and safety of our communities,” said LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds. “The Cityride Express Lane service is just the latest example to help those who may struggle to access drive-through vaccination locations. I encourage everyone eligible to take advantage of this service and get vaccinated. There has never been a better time to become a Cityride member.”

Express Lane service is available for appointments at the CalState LA, the Forum in Inglewood, or Dodger Stadium vaccination sites. An individual must have an appointment for vaccination and be an active Cityride participant to take advantage of the Express Lane service. The vaccine will be given in the van, and the van will be scheduled to wait the appropriate observation period before departing the vaccination site. The driver will remain on the vehicle with the passenger during the entire process. 

Clients should book trips one to two business days in advance and should state that a trip is needed for a vaccine appointment to an approved location. Trips must be made during normal business hours. For more information, please visit the Cityride website.

Cityride is a service of the City of LA’s Department of Transportation to provide on-demand transportation to individuals 65-and-over and qualified persons with disabilities who reside in Los Angeles and select areas of L.A. County. Applications to join the service are available in English and Spanish and can be made online or via the CityRide mobile app available on the App Store and Google Play.

 
Spotlight: The Figueroa Street Bike Lane Expansion

Spotlight: The Figueroa Street Bike Lane Expansion

Earlier this week, LADOT completed the implementation of protected bicycle lanes on Figueroa Street between 2nd Street and Wilshire Boulevard.

Expanding upon the MyFigueroa Corridor Streetscape Project — which comprised multiple street improvements, including the installation of bicycle lanes on Figueroa Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard — the new lanes provide a safe and improved active transportation environment for those traveling in downtown Los Angeles.

 
Project Survey: The 4th Street and New Hampshire Avenue

Project Survey: The 4th Street and New Hampshire Avenue

LADOT is working toward building a safer intersection at 4th Street and New Hampshire Avenue. Part of the 4th Street Greenway Project corridor, the 4th Street and New Hampshire Avenue mini roundabout is designed to calm traffic and improve connections and crossings for everyone, whether walking, biking, rolling, or driving.

To help inform this project, LADOT is seeking feedback from interested parties and users of this city corridor. To learn more about this project and to share your feedback, click here.

 

Recap: Street Sweeping Moves to Biweekly Schedule

Recap: Street Sweeping Moves to Biweekly Schedule

On Monday, March 1, 2021, the City of Los Angeles modified the city street sweeping schedule, with sweeping routes now being swept every other week rather than once per week. Residents may view their street’s biweekly schedule and sign up to receive street sweeping notifications by visiting streetsla.lacity.org/sweeping.

 

LADOT is on LinkedIn!

LADOT is on LinkedIn!

Want to stay up to date with LADOT's innovative work toward building the transportation system of the future? Click here to follow the LADOT LinkedIn page, where you can view the newest stories about the department's projects and community engagement efforts, which are published to the platform on a weekly basis.

 

This Week in Photos:

New protected bicycle lanes were installed this week on Figueroa Street between 2nd Street and Wilshire Boulevard to improve the safety of those who travel in downtown Los Angeles.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

Services Provided During February 2021

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Rain or shine, our emergency traffic signal repair and maintenance crews go out to fix signals that are damaged or malfunctioning to ensure safe conditions on Los Angeles streets.

 

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