Weekly Update: October 12, 2023
LADOT Brings Play Streets to Green Meadow
This weekend, community members in Green Meadow had an amazing time at the LA Play Streets event located on 89th Street between San Pedro and Avalon. Play Streets is an incredible initiative that provides a fun and affordable way for us and our neighbors to transform our street into a vibrant playground suitable for all ages. This event served as a powerful reminder of how safe streets and public spaces can serve as the vibrant core of thriving neighborhoods.
The Los Angeles Play Streets Program was created with the goal of improving public health, neighborhood safety, and community connections. The program is community-led allowing Angelenos to decide when and where they want to play and then work with us to make it happen. We recognize that safe streets and public spaces play a major role in what creates thriving neighborhoods and look forward to bringing this program to other neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles.
Learn more about Play Streets.
CicLAvia Heart of LA
Join us this Sunday, October 15 for CicLAvia—Heart of LA, where you can enjoy a car-free adventure spanning 7.8 miles, connecting vibrant neighborhoods like the Arts District, Boyle Heights, Chinatown, Historic Core, Little Tokyo, and South Park. Experience the city like never before as you pedal or stroll through these diverse areas, all while promoting a greener and healthier urban environment. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the heart of Los Angeles! Visit the website to view the route.
New Micro-mobility Special Operations Zone at USC
LADOT is pleased to have collaborated closely with the USC Transportation team over the past few months to address ADA violations and clutter caused by Micro-mobility devices around the USC Campus by creating a Special Operations Zone (SOZ). USC staff notified LADOT of the ongoing issues and, through meaningful discussions, identified potential parking solutions. LADOT recommended a geofence around the campus and digital parking locations to streamline the process and provide flexibility for future locations.
The USC Geofence policy was officially launched on September 15, 2023, prohibiting micro-mobility devices from ending trips within the geofenced area unless they are in one of the 23 designated drop zone locations.
Now Hiring: Crossing Guards
LADOT is now accepting applications for new Crossing Guards. Crossing guards keep students safe traveling to and from school and help educate and instill safe, alert walking behaviors in young Angelenos. Our crossing guards are placed at schools throughout the city and help provide experience and judgment to help children navigate a school crossing, while also increasing the visibility of their presence to drivers.
If you are interested in applying for a crossing guard position you can visit the website for the application and instructions on how to apply.
Now Hiring: Signal Systems Electrician
Los Angeles Department of Transportation invites applications for the position of Signal Systems Electrician, an Emergency Appointment Opportunity. A Signal Systems Electrician performs technical skilled work and may act as a lead for and work with signal construction or signal systems crew installing, repairing, maintaining, and modifying electric and microprocessor based traffic signal control devices, and video and computer communication systems.
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.
Hollywood Boulevard Safety and Mobility Project
LADOT wants to hear your thoughts on improving transportation safety along Hollywood Blvd, especially for those who walk, bike, and take transit. Take the survey
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