Weekly Update: October 26, 2023
New HAWK Beacon Activated on Colorado Blvd
LADOT crews successfully installed a new HAWK signal at the intersection of Colorado Blvd and Hermosa Ave in Council District 14. This pedestrian hybrid (or HAWK) beacon is a safety improvement that makes it easier for people walking to cross higher-volume intersections.
This milestone signifies the culmination of the Colorado Boulevard Active Transportation Improvement Project, which launched in November 2019 with the aim to foster a more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly environment in the Eagle Rock neighborhood. The project's scope encompassed Colorado Boulevard, stretching from the Glendale city limits to Figueroa Street.
This HAWK signal was made possible through collaboration with StreetsLA and federal ATP funding, as well as the Metro Call Project.
Safe Routes for Seniors Town Hall in Chinatown
This past weekend, LADOT hosted a town hall for the Safe Routes for Seniors program at the Alpine Recreation Center, marking the culmination of seven months of outreach efforts in Chinatown. LADOT staff presented feedback on mobility challenges collected from the community's older adults, along with proposed engineering solutions to address their concerns.
In 2022, LADOT launched the Safe Routes for Seniors program, a community-driven effort designed to enhance the mobility, safety, comfort, and social connections of older adults in five pilot neighborhoods across LA.
The completed neighborhood plan for Chinatown will serve as the basis for future grant applications.
Keep Calm and Scare On: Halloween Safety Tips
As Halloween approaches, it's crucial to prioritize safety during your family's Trick-or-Treat adventure. We remind Angelenos to travel with caution and stay alert with these simple steps to ensure a safe and spooktacular night.
Safety Tips for Halloween - Drivers:
- Slow down and be alert for children, who may run into the road unexpectedly. Use your headlights.
- Large trucks and SUVs have a large front blind zone. Children up to twelve feet or more in front of your vehicle may not be visible. Be alert and use extra caution.
- Don’t drink and drive. Make a plan to take public transportation, rideshare, or choose a designated driver.
Safety Tips for Halloween - Trick or Treaters:
- Before leaving, talk to children about the importance of crossing the street safely and looking both ways to be aware of drivers approaching.
- Make sure your child’s costume doesn’t affect their visibility. Masks, sheets, or other head coverings may make it difficult for children to see.
- Increase your visibility for drivers by wearing light or reflective clothing, and carrying a flashlight or glowstick.
ArroyoFest Returns to the 110 Freeway
This On Sunday, October 29, 2023, ArroyoFest returns to the 110 freeway for the first time since 2003! This free, fun, and family-friendly open streets event will shut down six miles of the Arroyo Seco Parkway to vehicle traffic and open it up for biking, walking, skating, and rolling. The event runs from 7am - 11am on the freeway and until 2pm at the South Pasadena hub. ArroyoFest is presented by ActiveSGV and Metro.
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.
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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