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Weekly Update: May 20, 2021

Weekly Update May 20, 2021

New Bus Lane Markers Installed on Figueroa Street

New red thermoplastic markers were installed on the Figueroa Street bus lane between 8th and 23rd streets this past week as part of a state and federal trial that aims to measure the effects of such markers on the behavior of motorists.

Installed beneath “Bus Lane” markings and at intersection right-turn zones, the new red markers will be observed to determine whether they are as equally effective as entirely red lane spaces with regard to preventing motorists from encroaching into bus lanes. If successful, the thermoplastic markings will represent a more cost effective safety feature while also being easier to place than comprehensive lane painting.

In the coming weeks, LADOT plans to install a second test segment of bus lane markers along Wilshire Boulevard, which will be placed between Centinela Avenue and Federal Avenue.

 
Celebrating a Job Well Done

Celebrating a Job Well Done

Last week, LADOT hosted a special socially distant "drive-thru" party to commemorate the years of public service put in by recently retired department members, presenting each with a certificate and commemorative sign as mementos of their time spent with the department. Combined, the 129 employees of this retirement class represent 3,885 career years of public service contributed to the city while working with LADOT.

The event was made possible with the support of Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez who donated the lunch enjoyed by retirees. We also want to thank CM's Buscaino and Koretz for their support. After a lifetime of service, we thank our departing colleagues and wish them well as they begin their next chapter in life.

 

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.

Historic Filipinotown

Historic Filipinotown

Historic Filipinotown, located in Los Angeles City Council District 13, was designated in 2002 to commemorate the Filipino community. From the comfort food at Bahay Kubo to historic landmarks such as the Filipino American World War II Veterans Memorial, Historic Filipinotown helps celebrate the spirit and contributions of Filipinos in Los Angeles.

 

Chinatown

Chinatown

Located in downtown Los Angeles, Chinatown recognizes and celebrates the enduring influence and contributions of Chinese Angelenos. This eclectic neighborhood, officially established in 1938, is a hub of business, tourism, and cultural events such as the Chinese New Year's Parade.

 

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 Signal Repair Technicians perform regular checks to ensure that signal computers are programmed correctly and according to signal timing designs, ensuring efficient traffic flow throughout the city.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

LADOT by the Numbers

 

LADOT gathered with recently retired department members last week to celebrate their careers of public service at a special "drive-thru" ceremony. LADOT's retirement class of 129 employees served a combined total of 3,885 years during their time with the department.

 

Sigamos trabajando juntos para acabar con el COVID-19. La vacuna es gratis, accesible y fácil de obtener. Más información: Coronavirus.LACity.org/VacunateYaLA

 

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