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Weekly Update: October 28, 2021

Weekly Update: October 28, 2021

LAnow will resume operation on November 1

LADOT Transit is resuming operation of the LAnow program for on-demand, shared-ride, and micro-transit service serving the Del Rey, Venice, Mar Vista, and Palms Neighborhoods of the City of Los Angeles. LAnow carried more than 10,000 riders prior to the suspension of service in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. LADOT Transit used the time during the suspension of service to upgrade and replace its LAnow smartphone application that allows riders to book and pay for trips.

The LAnow program services will resume on Monday, November 1, 2021, and will be operating Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Riders can access the service by using the upgraded LAnow smartphone application. Adults and children over five years of age ride for $1.50 one-way, seniors ride for 75 cents, and children under four years of age ride for free. To celebrate the LAnow resumption of service, all trips will be free during the month of November.

Former riders should install the new application, either from Apple’s App Store or Google Play, before deleting the old LAnow application from their phones. Former riders with balances on their old LAnow accounts will be able to have those funds transferred to their new accounts by calling 818-493-5211 Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:00 AM and 2:30 PM once they download the new LAnow application.

For more information on LAnow, please click here.

 
 L.A. Al Fresco Dining program earns LABC Community Impact Award

L.A. Al Fresco Dining program earns LABC Community Impact Award

The L.A. Al Fresco Dining program was awarded the LABC Community Impact Award for being an important lifeline program that provides crucial support to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 29, 2020, Mayor Garcetti launched the first phase of the Al Fresco Dining program to support outdoor dining opportunities for restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, in collaboration with the L.A. County Department of Public Health, allowing dine-in services at restaurants across L.A. More than half of all resources and applications approved for the outdoor dining program were earmarked for BIPOC-owned (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) businesses and for those located in areas that suffered the greatest job losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The L.A. Al Fresco Dining program began as a temporary City of L.A. support service and has recently undergone efforts to make the program a permanent part of L.A.’s streetscape.

LADOT supports the Al Fresco Dining program in providing L.A. restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with outdoor dining that allows these businesses to serve customers, all while practicing safe social distancing measures. Through the Al Fresco Dining program, eligible restaurants and bars can apply to expand dining areas into the street, sidewalk, and private lots adjacent to the applicant's establishment. Additionally, the City of L.A. may provide planters, barricades, and umbrellas for outdoor dining businesses to use in newly permitted spaces.

For more information on the Al Fresco Dining program, please click here.

 

LADOT Making LA Streets Safer for All, Upcoming Events

As part of LADOT's efforts to move Los Angeles forward and create safer and more inclusive streets, below are some upcoming event announcements that help create safer streets for all.

 

Watts Neighborhood Network Design Lab

Watts Neighborhood Network Design Lab

LADOT, in partnership with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) and MIG, will be hosting a public workshop in Watts on October 30th, 2021. The workshop aims to identify potential street design solutions to make bicycles and walking more comfortable and stress-free.
For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

 

Western Ave Redesign Project, Halloween Bike Ride

Western Ave Redesign Project, Halloween Bike Ride

Western Ave between Martin Luther King Blvd and Century is a priority for safety improvements due to the high number of fatal and severe injury crashes, many of which affected people walking or biking. Join LADOT and Council District D8 this Sunday, October 31, at a community bike ride to learn more.

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

 

South LA: Connect The Green Challenge Ride Audit

South LA: "Connect The Green Challenge" Ride Audit

LADOT, in partnership with People for Mobility Justice (PMJ) and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI), will be hosting a community bike ride audit in South LA on November 6th, 2021.

For more information and to RSVP, please click here.

 

CicLAvia - South LA

CicLAvia - South LA

CicLAvia will host their next event on Sunday, December 5, 2021, called CicLAvia - South LA, and will be hosted in the greater South Los Angeles area, connecting the neighborhoods of South LA, Exposition Park, Leimert Park, and Crenshaw.

For additional information, visit the CicLAvia - South LA event page.

 

This Week in Photos:

LADOT conducted routine maintenance, repairs, and installations to City of LA street infrastructures, including signage and traffic lighting. This work is one of many ways LADOT is hard at work to help keep LA moving forward.

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Safe Scares

 

Safety Tips

 

LADOT, in partnership with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) and MIG, hosted a remote public workshop on October 26th, 2021, as part of LADOT's Planning for Stress Free Connections. The workshop's purpose is to identify potential street design solutions to reduce cut-through traffic and make bicycles and walking more comfortable and stress-free.

 

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