LADOT News

Partnerships with community organizations help drive our mission of creating a livable and sustainable transit infrastructure for Angelenos to access daily. This Latinx Heritage Month, we are proud to highlight Latinx community organizations that work alongside the department to create safer streets for everyone.

Voces de Cambio is a Canoga Park community organization that encourages healthy relationships to promote peace in interpersonal relationships and fight domestic violence and violence in all their ways in the community.

In 2020, Voces de Cambio partnered with LADOT…

HAWK Beacon Lands in Eagle Rock

Last Thursday, LADOT joined Los Angeles City Council District 14 Councilmember Kevin de Leon, community members, and local schoolchildren to activate a new high-intensity activated crosswalk at the intersection of Eagle Rock Boulevard and Merton Avenue in Eagle Rock. Also known as a pedestrian hybrid or HAWK beacon, this new type of pedestrian signal serves as an improvement over other types of flashing beacons and utilizes a red signal to prompt vehicles to stop as pedestrians cross the street. In addition to reducing collisions at crossings, HAWK beacons…

High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk Installed at Intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Christy Avenue

Last week, LADOT installed a new high-intensity activated crosswalk at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Christy Avenue to improve visibility and safety for those traveling in Lake View Terrace. Sometimes referred to as a pedestrian hybrid beacon or HAWK beacon, this innovative signal represents an improvement over different types of flashing beacons as it utilizes a red signal that forces vehicles to come to a complete stop before pedestrians — or, as is sometimes the case in…

LADOT Launches On-Demand Drop-Off Pilot for DASH

On Monday, August 23, LADOT Transit launched a pilot program that allows passengers to make “on-demand” stops on select DASH routes to better serve the needs of Angelenos. In addition to disembarking at regular stops, riders on affected routes are now able to request that buses make stops between regular, set stop locations. LADOT's decision to initiate the pilot program follows from the results of its recently released study, Changing Lanes: A Gender Equity Transportation Study, which details the relationship between gender and…

City Council Approves BlueLA Expansion

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion to expand BlueLA, an electric vehicle car share program that operates in partnership with the city. Following implementation of the City Council motion, BlueLA’s vehicle fleet will expand to include 200 additional vehicles and 300 new vehicle chargers to provide improved car share access in Los Angeles. Since April 2018, LADOT has collaborated with BlueLA to provide designated parking zones for car share vehicles, offering Angelenos a cost-effective alternative to private vehicle ownership…

The City of Los Angeles is improving Adams Blvd with traffic safety and accessibility elements. These treatments are designed to reduce collisions resulting in a safer Adams Blvd for all modes of transportation.

The safety project area was selected because of the high number of crashes that have killed or severely injured people.  Please see below the safety design elements and a construction implementation plan.

NEW SAFETY FEATURES ON ADAMS WILL INCLUDE:

Lane Reconfiguration with Bike Lane from Fairfax…

LADOT Supports Students' Return to the Classroom

LADOT is committed to getting students back to school with reliable and safe transportation options. To assist students in their return to school, LADOT will continue to provide free transit for K-12 and post-secondary students, administer the city’s school crossing guard program, and improve safety in school zones through the expansion of the Safe Routes to School L.A. program.

To reduce transportation barriers, LADOT Transit is pleased to currently offer free DASH bus service for all passengers. LAUSD and other students are…

LADOT Releases New Study on Gender Equity in Transportation

This past Friday, LADOT released a new landmark study, Changing Lanes: A Gender Equity Transportation Study, and announced a new pilot program for “on-demand” stops for its DASH service, which will debut in August for the Panorama City, Watts, Pico-Union, and El Sereno Community DASH routes, and will allow riders to request a location to disembark along their route that is separate from established stop locations.

As a comprehensive transportation study, Changing Lanes identifies barriers for women who…

Project Spotlight: The Main Street Complete Streets Project

As of July 2021, the City of Los Angeles has finalized construction on virtually all elements on the $12.6 million Main Street Complete Streets Project — a project undertaken by LADOT in collaboration with the Bureau of Engineering that improves safety and accessibility for all through the reconstruction of sidewalks, streets, and the implementation of new safety treatments, including intersection tightening, bicycle turn boxes, leading pedestrian intervals, left turn arrows, new traffic signals, new sidewalks and curb ramps, and…

LADOT's Commitment to Public Safety

As public health concerns continue to develop and are addressed, LADOT remains committed to ensuring the health and safety of all city residents and visitors as they travel around Los Angeles. With our city continuing to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, LADOT will provide ongoing support for public health measures and projects that promote safe transit and street environments. To facilitate safe transit accessibility, LADOT reminds Angelenos that masks are currently required for riders on local public transportation routes, including LADOT…