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Weekly Update: March 31, 2022

Weekly Update: March 31, 2022

New 'No Idling' Signs to Protect LA Communities

Today, LADOT joined a coalition of partners to unveil 'no idling' signs in Wilmington to prevent buses and large vehicles from running engines while waiting in a stationary position. Vehicle idling contributes to pollution and ill-health effects that result from poor air quality and is illegal within the State of California. However, historically, this issue has been difficult to enforce and prevent. It is a particular nuisance for communities in the Harbor area due to the large volume of trucks and commercial vehicles that access the Port of Los Angeles

To address this issue and protect the quality of life of neighborhoods like Wilmington, LADOT's Southern District Engineers, worked in partnership with Councilmember Joe Buscaino, LA Sanitation, LAPD, the California Air Resources Board, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to establish a system that will make it easy to report and issue penalties to violators of the no-idling rules, which will help to deter that behavior.

From now on, when a vehicle is idling, people may help their community by calling 1-800-CUT-SMOG. This information has also been added onto the signs to help people report idling vehicles. It is also possible now to request No Idling signs to deter such behavior by sending a request to the CARB by emailing coes@arb.ca.gov. Requests for signage near hospitals, houses, schools, senior centers, and other sensitive locations will receive priority signage.

 

Metro Bike Share Returns to North Hollywood

Metro Bike Share Returns to North Hollywood

Metro announces the return of Metro Bike Share in North Hollywood. Earlier this year, we worked with Metro Bike Share to improve the services in North Hollywood, which resulted in a temporary shut down of all stations and bikes in the area.

Now, after completing the installation, Metro launched twelve revamped Bike Share stations that are secure and easily accessible, including electric metro bikes.

Here are the areas that are ready to roll:

  • North Hollywood Station
  • Chandler & Cahuenga
  • Lankershim & Hesby
  • Chandler & Laurel Canyon
  • Lankershim & Califa
  • Magnolia & Cartwright
  • Riverside & Cahuenga
  • Chandler & Colfax
  • Magnolia & Clybourn
  • Mariota & Riverside
  • North Hollywood Plaza
  • Lankershim & Vineland

You can find these new stations by clicking here for more information on the Metro website or by downloading the Metro Bike Share app.

 

Women's History Month LADOT Spotlight

Women's History Month LADOT Spotlight

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, LADOT would like to say thank you to all the women in the department, those in organizations that have partnered with us, and women around the world for your dedication, skill, talent, and hard work you bring to what you do. This month we've celebrated the women who move our city forward by citing examples of leadership and outstanding performers for our department as well as highlighting the results of our Changing Lanes study to build a more equitable transit system for women. Thank you for the leadership and moving history forward!

 

Photo Hilgard & Strathmore

 

Stock & 10th

 

Flower & 37th
Mckinley & 52nd

 

San Pedro & 55th

Upgraded High Visibility Crosswalks Installed Around The City

Here is a selection of new high visibility crosswalks LADOT has recently installed throughout various neighborhoods in the City of Los Angeles. This particular type of safety improvement uses high contrast patterns that allow the intersection to be more visible to drivers, alerting them to the likely presence of people walking. These crosswalks can help prevent traffic crashes by promoting and improving yielding behavior of drivers. Keep an eye out for these crosswalks in your neighborhood, they won't be difficult to spot!

 

Community Slow-Roll Bike Ride & Celebration

Community Slow-Roll Bike Ride & Celebration

Over the weekend, Angelenos joined our community partners Ride In Living Color for a community slow-roll bike ride and celebration in West Adams. The group celebrated with a guided slow-roll bike ride on our newly-added bike lanes along Adams Blvd, between Fairfax and Crenshaw.

The improvements are a part of LADOT's Adams Blvd Safety Project which aims to improve traffic safety and accessibility, as well as reduce the high number of crashes that have killed or severely injured people in the neighborhood. Our community partners were also in attendance to share information on the project, mobility safety tips, upcoming community mobility efforts & events!

For more project information, please click here.

 

Mid-City Safety Improvements Open House

Mid-City Safety Improvements Open House

Safety improvements are on their way to the Beverly Grove, Fairfax, and Hollywood neighborhoods. LADOT is working with community partners to bring improvements that will enhance traffic and pedestrian safety with the installation of traffic circles, crosswalks, curb extensions, and more. These improvements are a part of our Mid City Neighborhood Greenways project, which began with the installation of a new traffic signal at Rosewood Ave and La Brea Ave in May 2019.

We invite you to join us for an open house to learn about the upcoming improvement plans on Thursday, March 31st at 10:30 am.

To RSVP please visit the Livable Streets website.

 

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.

 

Osborne Path-to-Park Survey

Osborne Path-to-Park Survey

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.
Take the survey here.

 

Transportation Photos of the Week

Transportation Photos Of The Week

 

Transportation Photos Of The Week

 

Transportation Photos Of The Week
Transportation Photos Of The Week

 

Transportation Photos Of The Week

 

Assemblymember Laura Friedman hosts an important discussion with leaders from City Council, Metro, and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. Topics include what's in the works with Metro and BRT, where we are with the historic LARiverWay project, adapting to climate change, and more..

 

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