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Weekly Update: May 12, 2022

Weekly Update: May 12, 2022

New Safety Features Installed On Foothill Blvd

LADOT recently began the installation of traffic safety improvements on Foothill Blvd from Sherman Grove Avenue to Apperson Street. These improvements include

  • 13 high-visibility continental crosswalks at minor intersections and green conflict-zone striping to the existing bike lanes.
  • The intersection at Foothill Blvd, Greenburn Ave, & Summitrose St has also been redesigned with new striping and reflective bollards to simplify traffic flow through the complex intersection.
  • A left turn restriction from a busy driveway was implemented to restrict cross-traffic left turns and improve queueing.
  • Signal upgrades and installations are planned to include protected left-turns and flashing beacons for crosswalks and emergency services.

More intersections along Foothill Blvd are being studied for future upgrades as well.

 

New Speed Limit Reductions Arrive In Neighborhoods Throughout Los Angeles

New Speed Limit Reductions Arrive In Neighborhoods Throughout Los Angeles

One month ago, LADOT began the process of lowering speed limits on certain streets as detailed in an ordinance adopted by the Los Angeles City Council following the passage of Assembly Bill 43. The state bill gives cities greater authority to set and in some cases reduce speed limits with an eye toward safety and the community's needs.

We know that speed is the primary factor in determining the severity of a collision. However until recently, safety was not a consideration when it came to setting speed limits. LADOT’s current speed reduction plan will reduce speeds by 5mph on over 177 miles of city streets that had previously been increased. The map above shows where these speed limit reductions have been completed (green) and the streets where we will make reductions in the coming weeks (red).

By reducing speed limits we protect the most vulnerable pedestrians, bikers, seniors, and children by giving drivers and others more time to react to prevent a collision. The full list of streets where speed reductions will be implemented is available in this LADOT report.

 

AAPI Heritage Month: Little Tokyo

AAPI Heritage Month: Little Tokyo

As we celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Los Angeles, we're taking a tour of neighborhoods with significant cultural and historical ties with Los Angeles' many diverse communities of Asian and Pacific Islander origin.

This week we want to spotlight Little Tokyo which is considered the second neighborhood of Los Angeles and a location with many significant landmarks like the "Friendship Knot" as well as streets and squares that commemorate the lives of prominent Japanese American Angelenos. Just last year, LADOT celebrated the dedication of Rose Ochi square at the corner of 1st & Judge John Aiso Street situated just down the block from the Japanese American Museum. Rose Ochi was the first Japanese American woman to serve as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and we're proud to commemorate her and her accomplishments as part of the fabric of Los Angeles History.

You can visit Little Tokyo by taking a ride on our DASH A line which remains, like all of our DASH buses, fare-free!

 

LADOT Receives Awards For Safe Routes To School and Changing Lanes Study

LADOT Receives Awards For Safe Routes To School and Changing Lanes Study

The American Planning Association Los Angeles Section has awarded LADOT’s Safe Routes To School the Award of Excellence in Neighborhood Planning and the Changing Lanes: A Gender Equity Transportation Study the award in Advancing Diversity and Social Change.

SRTS submitted 2 projects, SRTS Berendo Middle Schools/3 Elementary Schools Project AND SRTS Leichty Middle School/3 Elementary Schools project. SRTS is a project that prioritizes safety for all by bringing in safety improvements for school areas and neighborhoods that our children frequently travel to get to school. These projects are set in one of the City’s most diverse and densely populated neighborhoods. With the help of partners, SRTS was able to address the key critical planning elements of safety, comfort, and convenience for the over 65% of public school students who walk to/from school.

The Changing Lanes study took on the challenge of identifying the issues of gender-equitable transportation. The study found that women, specifically BIPOC are underserved by our transportation system and face things like racial and income barriers as well as different travel patterns, destination access, and more. Changing Lanes has been an eye-opening study that has given LADOT better insight into how we can better serve the women in these communities.

We would like to congratulate everyone who has worked on both of these projects to help make them such a success.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Reseda Boulevard Complete Streets Project

Reseda Boulevard Complete Streets Project

As part of the Complete Streets Program, the City is reconstructing Reseda Blvd to improve safety and accessibility for all. Give your feedback on the upcoming improvement and receive updates and more information on the project 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

 

Our Safe Routes to School Program has received an Award of Excellence in Neighborhood Planning from APA Los Angeles Safe Routes to School brings safety improvements to school neighborhood streets and safety education into school communities, creating a culture that encourages active transportation and prioritizes safety for all.

 

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