Weekly Update: October 27, 2022

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Groundbreaking For A New Traffic Circle In South LA

Groundbreaking For A New Traffic Circle In South LA

Last week, LADOT and the Bureau of Engineering broke ground on a new neighbrohood traffic circle in the Green Meadows neighborhood of South Los Angeles at 88th Place & McKinley. This intersection improvement is part of LADOT's goal to create a safer, more people-friendly intersection. The traffic circle is designed to reduce speeding and cut-through traffic while contributing to a more comfortable and convenient neighborhood street for people walking and biking. Additional project elements include curb ramps for better access for those with mobility impairments, upgraded crosswalks, and landscaping improvements to beautify the neighborhood.

For this project, LADOT secured funding from the California Active Transportation Program (ATP) to implement transformative traffic-calming and safety enhancements at this location as well as three others which will break ground in the coming months.

Both 88th Place and McKinley are designated streets within the Neighborhood Enhanced Network (NEN) of the Mobility Plan 2035. Streets on the NEN are designated for improvements that provide comfortable and safe routes for localized travel of slower-moving modes, such as walking and bicycling. It is also surrounded by other heavily trafficked streets that connect it to much of the business and amenities this community has to offer. Green Meadows is also located near several of LA’s High Injury Network streets such as Central, Manchester, and Avalon  where safety improvement installations are in progress. By installing traffic calming treatments on these local streets, we can create safe access to other destinations in the surrounding community and improve quality of life for the neighborhood more broadly.

Learn more about the project.


Slow Street Installations in Progress in Jefferson Park

Slow Street Installations in Progress in Jefferson Park

Last weekend, LADOT crews began the process of installing The Jefferson Park Slow Streets network. This Slow Streets installation is the result of a partnership with the United Neighborhoods Neighborhood Council and represents the largest Slow Streets network to date. Check it out:

Slow Street Installations in Progress in Jefferson Park blue print

The upgrades for this network include 5 traffic circles, along with hardened centerlines, and signage in order to slow vehicles traveling on residential streets and provide greater opportunity for residents to safely and comfortably use streets for active modes of transportation such as walking and biking. The installations which began last weekend will complete this weekend just in time for Halloween!

The Slow Streets program began in response to the pandemic to give neighborhoods more space for recreation, particularly in areas that lack accessible parks and green spaces. Initially, the program used temporary materials and signage. Today we're including a wider range of treatments with permanent alterations to the street which include features like centerline gateway treatment, sturdy prominent signage and street markings, traffic circles, and painted medians.


Sunset Triangle Plaza Visioning Project

Sunset Triangle Plaza Visioning Project

This weekend LADOT will host a tabling event at the Farmers Market in Sunset Triangle Plaza. This year marks 10 years since the Sunset Plaza Launched in 2012. It was the City’s 1st pedestrian plaza, laying the foundation for the City’s application-based placemaking program, People St. Join LADOT next weekend and come learn about our vision for refreshing and upgrading this neighborhood gathering space. 

LADOT will be on location starting at 11 AM on Saturday. Hope to see you there!


Sunset Triangle Plaza Visioning Project

Here's Where We Are On The Central Watts Ave Project

We are continuing to get to work on Central Avenue in Watts. Central Ave was named as one of the city's High-Injury Network Priority Corridors due to the number of crashes that have severely injured or killed people. Together LADOT and Streets LA are bringing improvements that increase safety and accessibility for all.

Currently, multiple safety features have been installed along Central Ave.:

  • Mid-block crossing with flashing beacon between Lanzit and 109th St.
  • Flashing beacon at 105th St.
  • Landscaped Median Islands completed at 102nd and 107th.
  • New bus boarding island with pedestrian lights at 103rd, 105th, and 112th

More improvements are to come including the redesign of the street between Century Blvd and 108th St to create parking protected bike lanes that run along the curb to the right of the parked cars before the end of the year. The same will be implemented on108th St. and Imperial Hwy in 2023 as well as new intersection crosswalks throughout the corridor, sidewalk repairs, curb ramps, benches, and trees. 

Learn more about the project.


Mobility Wallet Applications Open To Qualified Residents In South L.A.

Final Chance For South LA Residents To Apply For The Mobility Wallet 

Time is winding down for South LA residents to apply for LADOT's Mobility Wallet Pilot program. As part of LADOT's South LA Universal Basic Mobility pilot program, the City Of Los Angeles and Metro are offering South L.A resident a chance to receive $150 per month for transportation costs. The Mobility Wallet Pilot Program accepting applications for the program which will ultimately provide subsidies for 1000 people that meet the eligibility criteria. Program participants will receive a prepaid debit card to be used to buy fare on public transit (bus or train) and other shared transit options including e-scooters, bikes, carshare, ride-hailing and taxis.

To be eligible you must: 

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Live in the South Los Angeles area outlined by the program 
  • Meet the program’s household annual income requirement. 

Applications will be accepted until Nov 15, 2022. Metro will complete a randomized selection if the program receives a surplus of applicants.

Visit the Mobility Wallet Pilot Program to learn more.


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Reseda Boulevard Complete Streets Project

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.


Watts Central Avenue Great Streets And Safety Project

Watts Central Avenue Great Streets And Safety Project

StreetsLA and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation are making improvements to Central Avenue that will improve safety and accessibility for all on Central Ave. Take the survey to add your feedback about needed safety improvements.



Transportation Photos of the Week


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