Weekly Update: May 13, 2021

Weekly Update May 13, 2021

Metro, LADOT Relaunch Bike Share Program in West Los Angeles.

LADOT joined representatives from LA Metro and the office of Los Angeles City Council District 11 Councilmember Mike Bonin this past week at the E (Expo) Line Station at Exposition Boulevard and Bundy Drive to celebrate the relaunch of the Metro Bike Share program in west Los Angeles. With the reinstallation of 54 Bike Share stations across Los Angeles’ Westside region, the program resumes after a temporary cessation to allow for the reconfiguration of bicycle types available for use at the Bike Share stations.

In addition to the 54 reopened stations, 13 new Bike Share locations are slated for installation in west Los Angeles in the near future. Combined, the 67 stations will help improve the coverage area for Westside bike share customers, and will improve connectivity between the Westside, downtown L.A. and Central L.A. bike share service areas moving forward. Currently, the Metro Bike Share program includes 209 stations and a fleet of 1,500 bicycles.

For more details about the Metro Bike Share program, please click here. To learn about how LADOT is making streets safer for bicycles and other self-powered modes of travel, please visit our Livable Streets Active Transportation page.

Project Spotlight: Foothill Boulevard Traffic Safety Improvements

Project Spotlight: Foothill Boulevard Traffic Safety Improvements

LADOT is getting to work on Foothill Boulevard to improve safety, maximize road space for all users, encourage safer driving speeds, and to make the street feel more comfortable for people who live, walk, ride, or roll on the boulevard. With many road users and varied recreational activities—such as equestrian travel—occuring on Foothill Boulevard, LADOT aims to improve conditions for users through the construction of new crossings, better connectivity to local trails, additional signage, bike lane markings and separations, and measures aimed at speeding abatement.

For more information about this project, please visit the Foothill Blvd Traffic Safety Improvements project page.

LADOT to Host Exposition Bike Path Webinar

LADOT to Host Exposition Bike Path Webinar

LADOT is currently working to construct a new bikeway north of I-10 between Motor Avenue and Overland Avenue. This project aims to close the existing gap in the Expo Bike Path, completing a continuous bikeway that runs roughly parallel to the Metro E (Expo) Line from Culver City to Santa Monica.

To inform members of the public about this project, the department invites all interested parties to attend the Exposition Bike Path Northvale Segment Community Update Meeting, which will take place online on Wednesday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. (To register for this event, please click here.)

For additional information about the Northvale segment of the Exposition Bike Path, click here to visit the LADOT Livable Streets project page.


Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

This month, LADOT is commemorating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Join us each week as we highlight the neighborhoods across Los Angeles that mark and celebrate the cultural heritage of AAPI Angelenos in our city.



With Los Angeles serving as the home to the largest Korean community outside the Korean peninsula, Koreatown occupies a special role within the city. Celebrating LA's Korean heritage through restaurants, markets, churches, festivals, and more, this unique neighborhood was officially awarded its designation by the City of Los Angeles in the 1970s.


Metro Bike Share Offers 30-day Pass for $1

Metro Bike Share Offers 30-day Pass for $1

To celebrate National Bike Month, L.A. Metro Bike Share is currently offering 30-day passes for $1 when purchased any day during May. To sign up, click here to create a bike share account — or here to access the Metro Bike Share app — and enter the promotional code BIKEMONTH2021 when prompted.


This Week in Photos:

LADOT hosted a special socially distant "drive-thru" party this past week to commemorate the years of public service put in by recently retired department members.

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LADOT by the Numbers:


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LADOT and the office of Councilmember Monica Rodriguez are working together on a safer Foothill Boulevard between Osborne St. and Wentworth Ave. in Lake View Terrace.


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