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Weekly Update: March 25, 2021

Weekly Update March 25 2021

Safe Routes to School LA Secures Funding for Safety Improvements

LADOT is proud to announce that Safe Routes to School Los Angeles (SRTS LA) — a nationally recognized program that brings safety improvements to school neighborhood streets — was recently awarded $22.38 million for four recommended projects in Cycle 5 of the State of California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP). The awarded projects feature innovative designs such as floating bus bulbs with protected bicycle lanes, two-way bicycle lanes, traffic circles, pedestrian plazas, and raised crosswalks.

With four Cycle 5 approved projects, Los Angeles leads the state in the number of projects and funding totals for SRTS projects. Since ATP Cycle 1 in 2014, SRTS LA has garnered a total of $73 million in infrastructure investment with an additional $4 million for community planning and safety education and community engagement efforts representing 22% of all Safe Routes to School projects grants approved by the state. Of its Top 50 LAUSD’s Schools of Highest Need, SRTS LA has secured or received project implementation funding for 25 schools.

SRTS LA uses crash data, density of youth walking/cycling in school zones, and social equity to prioritize which schools should receive upgrades based on need. The latest grant will allow LADOT to provide services to the following nine schools:

• Berendo Middle School • Magnolia Avenue Elementary School • Leo Politi Elementary School • Hoover Street Elementary School • George Washington Carver Middle School • Ascot Avenue Elementary School • Harmony Elementary School • Panorama City Elementary School • Young Oak Kim Academy

For more information about Safe Routes to School in Los Angeles, click here.

 
City of Los Angeles to Offer More Than 70,000 Vaccine Doses This Week

City of Los Angeles to Offer More Than 70,000 Vaccine Doses This Week

Earlier this week, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the City of Los Angeles will offer more than 70,000 vaccine doses to Angelenos this week — including approximately 50,000 first dose appointments and 20,000 second doses — across seven permanent and eight mobile vaccination sites.

“Each Angeleno vaccinated moves us closer to reopening our businesses, getting kids back in the classroom, and returning to the embrace of family and friends,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our City is determined to get shots into people’s arms as swiftly and safely as possible because we know that’s the best path to ending this pandemic once and for all.”

This week, the City of Los Angeles is expected to receive an allotment of roughly 50,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine; 20,000 doses from Pfizer; and another 2,000 from Johnson & Johnson. The majority of this vaccine supply will be administered across locations at San Fernando Park, Hansen Dam, Crenshaw Christian Center, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, USC University Park, and Dodger Stadium. The permanent city-led sites will be open this week from Tuesday through Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with the exception of Dodger Stadium, which will operate between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. First dose appointments are available online at coronavirus.lacity.org/vaxappointment.

In addition to these permanent sites, the city continues to deliver vaccines directly to those who need it most. That includes pilot initiatives for homebound and homeless individuals, along with the Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity (MOVE) program, with teams deployed to residents in Westlake, Panorama City, Pacoima, Baldwin Hills, South Park, Melrose Hill, and Highland Park.

For more information about the city’s response to COVID-19, including how to schedule a vaccine appointment when available, please visit coronavirus.lacity.org/vaccine.

 
Celebrating Women Who Have Transformed Transportation

Celebrating Women Who Have Transformed Transportation

March marks the commemoration of Women's History Month. To celebrate, the LADOT Weekly Brief and social media channels are highlighting women who have made significant contributions to the field of transportation in Los Angeles and beyond in both in our contemporary time and throughout the history of our city.

 

Helen Blevins, Lorena Weaver, Frances Tigert, Irene Stevens

Helen Blevins, Lorena Weaver, Frances Tigert, and Irene Stevens

In 1942, Helen Blevins, Lorena Weaver, Frances Tigert, and Irene Stevens were the first women to be hired as transit operators in L.A. by the Los Angeles Railway. Following the success these women showed, California state law was changed to remove work restrictions for them.

 

Caltrans Seeks Feedback for Active Transportation Survey

Caltrans Seeks Feedback for Active Transportation Survey

Caltrans District 7 is currently seeking feedback to identify the concerns and opinions of local residents regarding where potential pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements should be located near state transportation routes. Feedback will be used to inform various Active Transportation Plans implemented by the department.

To submit feedback, please click here. Your submission is appreciated and will help build a safer transportation network in our city and region.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT joined the office of City Council District 1 Councilmember Gil Cedillo and local community members this week to activate a new traffic signal at the intersection of Berendo Street and Pico Boulevard in the Pico-Union neighborhood.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

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LADOT field crews were hard at work this past week to install street improvements at the intersection of Fletcher Drive and Avenue 32 and at Sunset Boulevard and Chautauqua Boulevard.

 

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