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Weekly Update: May 6, 2021

Weekly Update: May 6, 2021

Let's Roll: Celebrating National Bike Month

The month of May marks the return of National Bike Month. With its pleasantly temperate climate and idyllic scenery, Los Angeles makes the perfect location for those looking to enjoy the outdoors while traveling by bicycle.

To assist Angelenos as they get rolling, L.A. Metro Bike Share is 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.

LADOT reminds Angelenos that bicycling remains a viable and healthy active transportation option for traveling around our beautiful city and asks that riders observe all rules of the road and employ safety equipment as needed. For more information on how LADOT is making streets safer for bicycles and other self-powered modes of travel, please visit our Livable Streets Active Transportation 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.

Little Bangladesh

Little Bangladesh

Located at 3rd Street and Alexandria Avenue, Little Bangladesh serves as the cultural center of the Bangladeshi community in Los Angeles. Established in 2010, Little Bangladesh was created following a collaboration between local community members, the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council, and the Education and Neighborhood Committee.

 

Thai Town

Thai Town

Created in 1999, Los Angeles' Thai Town is the first and only neighborhood of its designation in the country. With 66 percent of all Thai Americans residing in Los Angeles, Thai Town serves as a notable cultural hub in east Hollywood, playing host each year to both the Thai Cultural Day Parade and the Thai New Year's Day Songkran Festival.

 
Commemorating the Life of Rose Ochi

Commemorating the Life of Rose Ochi

Earlier this week, the City of Los Angeles honored the accomplishments of famed attorney and activist Rose Ochi by designating the intersection of 1st Street and San Pedro Street in Little Tokyo as “Rose Ochi Square.” Ochi, who was born in east Los Angeles in 1938, was sent with her family to a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Graduating from UCLA in 1959, she later attended Loyola Law School and earned her law degree. Ochi held the notable distinction of being both the first Asian American woman to serve as an assistant U.S. attorney and the first to serve as a member of the Los Angeles Police Commission. She passed away in December 2020 at age 81.

 

Improvements Completed on Abbot Kinney Boulevard

Improvements Completed on Abbot Kinney Boulevard

LADOT field crews put the finishing touches on improvements on Abbot Kinney Blvd. this past weekend, including new marked on-street spaces, time limits to encourage parking turnover, motorcycle parking stalls, new parking spaces for individuals with disabilities, and on-street dockless device corrals to reduce sidewalk clutter.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility

Currently, all Angelenos age 16 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at city operated vaccination sites. Those seeking to make a vaccination appointment may do so by clicking here.

 

COVID-19 Traffic: A Conversation

COVID-19 Traffic: A Conversation

Earlier this week, LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds joined local radio station 89.3 KPCC for a discussion about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Los Angeles traffic and collisions. The interview, which aired as part of the station’s program AirTalk, is now available online at the KPCC website.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT crews implemented an intersection tightening at Fountain and Bronson avenues by Joseph Le Conte Middle School in Hollywood this past week to reduce vehicle turning speeds and increase safety.

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LADOT by the Numbers:

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LADOT crossing guards provide traffic guidance at designated street intersections, allowing for a safer, calmer environment for students and their families as they travel to and from school.

 

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