Weekly Update: September 07, 2023
LA Al Fresco Prepares Transition to Permanent Program
With over 3,000 businesses having participated in the L.A. Al Fresco, the City is now working to make LA Al Fresco program permanent. The temporary program was launched in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 emergency to promote the economic vitality of our City’s restaurants. By creating a streamlined process to allow restaurants to expand dining on streets, sidewalks, and private property near their establishments, the Al Fresco program proved to be a critical lifeline for restaurants. According to a survey, nearly 80% of participants stated that they would not have been able to stay in business without the flexibility and expanded dining options that Al Fresco provides.
As a next step in the transition process, the City will be closing the temporary application system on September 30, 2023. We encourage all food and drink establishments that have not obtained L.A. Al Fresco temporary authorizations who would like to do so to apply before this deadline. To learn more about L.A. Al Fresco, please visit https://coronavirus.lacity.gov/laalfresco or email email@example.com.
LADOT Looks Back At FY22/23 Accomplishments
As Summer comes to a close, LADOT is excited to share some of the topline accomplishments we’ve of the Fiscal Year 2022-23. From cutting the ribbon on the City’s first-ever 24-hour dedicated bus lane outside of DTLA on Venice Blvd to dozens of new safety treatments to help children get to and from school safely, we have seen so much success.
We also took steps to prepare for the future with new upgrades to our ATSAC facility that will not only help Angelenos commuting in the city but also provide invaluable support during large events like the World Cup and Olympic Games.
Read more about these accomplishments and more of our work to build a safe and livable city.
CicLAmini Rolls Through North Hollywood
Get ready to enjoy one mile of open streets in North Hollywood. Come out for CicLAmini on Sunday, September 17th from 9 am to 3 pm. Participants will gather on Chandler Blvd, Lankershim Blvd, and Magnolia Blvd to enjoy open car-free space in whichever way they choose. CicLAmini is a pedestrian-focused experience and will have activities, street games, local business engagements, and much more. Learn more about CicLAmini.
Safety Improvements Coming To Hollywood Blvd.
LADOT is partnering with Los Angeles City Councilmembers Hugo Soto-Martínez and Nithya Raman to begin outreach for the Hollywood Boulevard Safety and Mobility Project. The project area will deliver safety improvements along Hollywood Blvd between Gower St and Lyman Pl. Between Hollywood Blvd is a thriving commercial corridor and runs through several diverse communities including Little Armenia and Thai Town, has many pedestrians and bicyclists, and provides access to several bus lines and subway stations. In an effort to reduce the number of crashes and achieve the greatest reduction in traffic injuries and fatalities, LADOT is prioritizing this street for safety improvements.
The goal of this project is to:
- Improve traffic safety to reduce fatalities and severe injuries caused by car crashes.
- Enhance connectivity to jobs, social services, transit and community resources.
- Support sustainable modes of transportation like biking, walking and public transit.
- Increase access to the Metro B (Red) Line.
- Complement the upcoming redesign of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Please give us your feedback by filling out this survey on how we can better enhance one of the busiest commercial corridors in the city. Learn more about the Hollywood Boulevard Safety and Mobility Project.
LADOT 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.
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.
Culver City Station MAT Survey w/ Metro
This Project works to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety in the City of Los Angeles within the half-mile radius of the Culver City E Line. By filling out this survey we will be able to develop a refined list of projects and improvements. Take the survey
Forest Lawn Dr. Bike Lane Survey
The High speeds on Forest Lawn Drive are an impediment to the bicyclists who use the bike facilities along this corridor. The Forest Lawn Drive Active Transportation & Traffic Safety Project aims to reconfigure this street to improve safety and access for all travelers. Take the survey
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. Take the survey
Transportation Photos of the Week