Weekly Update: September 28, 2023
Ribbon Cutting for New Signals Along Ventura Blvd
Last week, LADOT joined Councilmember Nithya Raman to cut the ribbon and celebrate the activation of three new signals along Ventura Blvd. The signal improvements include curb ramps, new pavement, and striping along with the traffic signal.
Efforts to install a signal at this location began 10 years ago at the request of the Chabad of Sherman Oaks whose membership makes frequent use of the crossing at Lemona & Ventura. LADOT worked to study this location to provide data proving that the location had sufficient foot traffic to warrant a signal. Partnering with Cal Trans, LADOT applied for federal grant funding through the Highway Safety Improvement Program to fund the project. New curb ramps, installed in partnership with the Department of Public Works to ensure accessibility of the sidewalk, were also required to complete the project.
We are thankful for the collaboration of communities, city departments and the council office to help us deliver this this project for the Sherman Oaks Community.
- New Signal Locations
- Columbus Ave & Ventura Blvd
- Lemona Ave & Ventura Blvd
- Calhoun Ave & Ventura Blvd
Welcome New LADOT General Manager Laura Rubio-Cornejo
Laura Rubio-Cornejo joined the City of Los Angeles in 2023 as General Manager of the Department of Transportation, bringing with her extensive experience in municipal, regional and state government. As the General Manager, Laura leads a multi-disciplinary department responsible for advancing the safe and efficient multi-modal movement of people and goods within the City.
Prior to joining the City of Los Angeles, Laura served as the Director of Transportation for the City of Pasadena and as Deputy Executive Officer of Countywide Planning with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
Upon her confirmation to the post, Ms. Rubio-Cornejo said, "I am honored that the City Council approved my appointment and thank Mayor Bass for selecting me to be General Manager of the Department of Transportation. I look forward to working with Mayor Bass, the City Council, Department of Transportation staff, across departments and in close collaboration with the community to deliver transportation services to Angelenos and work to make L.A.’s streets safer, more accessible and more livable.”
Mayor Karen Bass said about Ms. Rubio-Cornejo, “She will be a champion for critical traffic safety improvements and will help the Department focus on real solutions for historically disadvantaged neighborhoods while delivering a high-level of customer service to Angelenos. Thank you to the City Council for taking this courageous step towards improving our City.”
LADOT Joins in Celebrating Latino Heritage Month
Happy Latino Heritage Month! This month-long celebration which runs from September 15th to October 15th, offers a unique opportunity to honor and explore the contributions, traditions, and history of Latinos. Whether you are part of this incredible heritage or simply interested in learning more about it, there are numerous events and activities happening throughout the month. To access a list of events and celebrations taking place in Los Angeles during Latino Heritage Month, we invite you to visit the Department of Cultural Affairs website.
L.A and the City of San Fernando Partner For Move Your Way
Over the weekend, the City of LA and the City of San Fernando partnered for a new open streets event. Move Your Way opened over 5 miles of streets for residents to bike, roll, and stroll through car-free streets. These types of events promote healthy living and community engagement. Residents were able to enjoy various Hub locations and participated in learning about mobility options. LADOT remains dedicated to fostering partnerships with LA Metro, the City of San Fernando, and Move Your Way to make our streets safer and more accessible for people using active modes of travel while promoting a healthier, more active lifestyle
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.
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
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
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
LADOT joins Councilmember Nithya Raman and the Sherman Oaks Community to cut the ribbon on new traffic signals along Ventura Blvd.