Weekly Update: October 6, 2022
Ride Through The Heart Of LA with CicLAvia
Get ready for a scenic ride through the Heart of LA. CicLAvia returns this weekend Sunday, October 9th with 7 miles of open streets in Downtown Los Angeles including the first CicLAvia to take place on the new 6th Street Viaduct!
CicLAvia temporarily closes down roads to car traffic allowing Angelenos to jog, ride, bike, skate, run, walk, skateboard, and enjoy the route however they want. It connects communities to each other across an expansive city, creating a safe place to explore Los Angeles County. Come out from 9 am to 4 pm and find some gems in the Heart of LA.
3rd Street Bike Lane Gap Closure
The installation of the new parking-protected bike lane is complete and we have officially closed the bicycle network gap on 3rd Street from San Pedro Street to Main Street. The new street design, which also includes fresh paint and upgraded high-visibility crosswalks helps make this bicycle networks much safer and more accessible. These safety improvements allowed us to reach our goals for this project.
- Address safety and support people who are biking, scootering, and walking in the community
- Connect Downtown and Little Tokyo and create a more comfortable trip between destinations/commercial hubs and close the network gaps
- Implement the City’s Mobility Plan 2035
- Consider an opportunity to coordinate City agency efforts to deliver infrastructure effectively
- Declutter sidewalks for pedestrians
- Improve options for sustainable transportation in Little Tokyo/DTLA
Learn more about the 3rd Street Bike Lane Gap Closure Project!
LACI Training Course Accepting Applications
Applications are open for the LACI Training Course. LACI is providing 15 participants with a 3-day course taking an in-depth look at batteries for electric vehicles. The training will be October 17-19 from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the LACI campus. Knowing how to safely handle batteries for Electric Vehicles is vital to any mechanic or technician. This course will help students develop this knowledge through a combination of lectures and hands-on work. Resources that are provided to program participants include:
- Paid Stipend of $350 upon completion of training
- Technology Assistance (i.e Laptop Rentals)
- Transportation (i.e gas reimbursement)
To be eligible for the program participants must be:
- 18 Years of Age or Older
- Have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Be a LA County Resident
- Low-Moderate Income
- Currently Under or Unemployed
The application closes on October 12th at 6:00 pm. Apply for the course.
Mobility Wallet Applications Open To Qualified Residents In South L.A.
As part of LADOT's South LA Universal Basic Mobility pilot program, the City Of Los Angeles and Metro are offering South L.A residents a chance to receive $150 per month for transportation costs. The Mobility Wallet Pilot Program is now 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 1, 2022. Metro will complete a randomized selection if the program receives a surplus of applicants.
Visit the Mobility Wallet Pilot Program to learn more.
Latino Heritage Month Spotlight: Vicente Fernandez
We recently recognized the legendary Vicente Fernandez, the king of ranchera music in Boyle Heights. Community members, fans, and family gathered for a street dedication in his name near Mariachi Plaza. This Latino Heritage Month, plan a visit to see this dedication using our Boyle Heights DASH line or listen to a few of his tunes to learn more about the influence on global music.
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.
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
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
Beginning October 6th, LADOT will start taking new applications for its residential Speed Hump Program. The intent of the hump is to reduce the speed limit to 30 MPH or less.
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