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Weekly Update: March 3, 2022

Weekly Update: March 3, 2022

Play Streets in Panorama City

Over the weekend LADOT brought Play Streets to the Panorama City neighborhood. The Play Streets program enables the temporary closure of local streets to cars so that they can be transformed into spaces for play, learning, and fun for all ages. For a few hours over the weekend, young Angelenos were able to freely enjoy their neighborhood safely featuring the Box Of Play filled with fun 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), Mission Hospital, the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, El Proyecto del Barrio, the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, and the Office of Council President Nury Martinez for making this event possible.

Learn more about the Play Streets program here.

 
Riverside Drive Mobility Improvements On The Way.

Riverside Drive Mobility Improvements On The Way.

LADOT and StreetsLA are working with the Office of Councilmember Nithya Raman and community partners to make improvements to Riverside Drive. StreetsLA will first repave Riverside Drive between Los Feliz Boulevard and Glendale Blvd with work continuing through this weekend. Following street resurfacing, LADOT will repaint Riverside Drive and implement new features to improve safety, create protected space for people biking, and encourage safer speeds.

The Riverside Drive Mobility Improvements feature new protected bicycle lanes on both sides of Riverside Drive, signage, new pavement markings, repainted crosswalks, and changes to the roadway to improve safety and better connect users along this section of Riverside Drive. LADOT anticipates completion of striping and safety upgrades by approximately 3/18/22.

Please be aware of posted notifications from the City of Los Angeles regarding scheduled work in the right-of-way and temporary parking restrictions on specific days through mid-March. Days and times will be posted on signage placed on the corridor in advance.

Learn more about the project.

 
Western Ave. Redesign Project Workshop

Western Ave. Redesign Project Workshop

The City of Los Angeles is working to improve safety and accessibility in the Wilmington neighborhood. Anaheim St. has had a number of severe and fatal collisions. Traffic deaths are preventable and it is our priority to reduce the number of traffic deaths.

No one knows your neighborhood like you do. Give us your feedback by filling out the survey and let us know how you commute through the Wilmington neighborhood and some of the concerns you have and safety improvements that could be installed to help make a safe and enjoyable community.

Let your voice be heard by taking this brief survey.

 
Updated Masking Guidance

Updated Masking Guidance

On Friday, February 25th, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city of Los Angeles was ending certain indoor mask restrictions for those fully vaccinated in alignment with Los Angeles County. We want to remind you that while various restaurants, bars, and other businesses may not require masks, masking remains mandatory on all forms of public transportation under federal FTA guidelines. We are committed to protecting riders and drivers on our transit services and will continue to provide updates on safety policies.

 
Happy Women's History Month!

Happy Women's History Month!

LADOT is proud to recognize and celebrate Women's History Month. We appreciate and honor the contributions that women have made and continue to make in every area of the lives we live including in transportation. Thanks to the many women in leadership here at LADOT we have been able to take strides in making sure women have equitable and safe access to transportation throughout the city of Los Angeles. View our Changing Lanes: Gender Equity Transportation Study

 

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.

 

Ventura-Cahuenga Specific Plan

Ventura-Cahuenga Specific Plan

Now's the time to give your feedback. City Planning is asking for your help to confirm drafts created for the Specific Plan Amendment and your input on what you would like to see in the Ventura-Cahuenga Corridor. Take the surveys to help take a closer look at the sidewalks and make note of anything that can prevent safe travel along the area. Specific Plan Amendment

 

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 partnered with local organizations to transform a block in the Panorama City neighborhood into a Play Street. Play Streets are pop-up playgrounds closed to vehicle traffic to foster community, conversation, and fun for all ages.

 

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