LADOT News

Mayor Signs LADOT Speed Reduction Plan

This week Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the speed reduction proposal that will allow for LADOT to repeal and reduce speed limit increases on dozens of local streets. This life-saving proposal will reduce speeds by 5mph on over 177 miles of city streets that had previously been increased, as required by the state to ensure enforceability.

“Nothing is more important than the safety of our residents, and we need every tool at our disposal to ensure every decision we make prioritizes their well-being,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The ability to…

Play Streets in Panorama City

Over the weekend LADOT brought Play Streets to the Panorama City neighborhood. The Play Streets program enables the temporary closure of local streets to cars so that they can be transformed into spaces for play, learning, and fun for all ages. For a few hours over the weekend, young Angelenos were able to freely enjoy their neighborhood safely featuring the Box Of Play filled with fun activities like blocks, chalk, jump ropes, and much more.

Play Streets are a partnership between LADOT and community-based organizations as well as local elected…

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Following a recent community engagement effort, LADOT is working with StreetsLA and the Office of Councilmember Nithya Raman to advance safety and mobility features on Riverside Drive to improve safety, create protected space for people biking, and encourage safer speeds.

Based on community feedback and design considerations, LADOT will advance “Concept 2,” which will install new parking-protected bike lanes on both sides of Riverside Drive, maintain existing parking lanes on both sides of Riverside Dr, and repurpose one northbound travel lane while maintaining both southbound…

Dear Community member,

Thank you for your interest in the Western Ave Redesign Project (WARP) and in improving your community by sharing your thoughts and experiences traveling on Western Ave.

Over the past several months, the WARP project team met with numerous neighborhood groups and heard from hundreds of individuals, collecting feedback from people who walk, drive, bike, and take the bus along Western Ave. Overwhelmingly, people recognize a need for traffic safety improvements and increased investment along Western Ave. They want the speeding traffic to slow down and…

Rainbow Halo In Memory Of Chyna Waddle and Baby Ikey

Yesterday LADOT stood with the family and loved ones of Chyna Waddle and her unborn son Ikey whose lives were taken by a reckless driver in the LA community of Wilmington.

To honor and remember the lives of Waddle and her son whose lives were taken too soon, LADOT installed a Rainbow Halo near the site of the fatal crash. Rainbow Halo’s are a permanent fixture that reminds us that traffic deaths are preventable, if we slow down we can save a life. We thank the family and friends of Chyna, the Southern California Families for…

LADOT's Taxi Reform Adopted by LA City Council

This week, the Los Angeles City Council approved LADOT's proposed changes to the city’s taxi permitting system. As adopted, the updated rules will represent the first major changes to LA’s taxi regulations since the 1990’s.

The reforms approved include significant changes to the current taxi system in Los Angeles and were designed to improve competitiveness of taxis as a mode of transportation while maintaining safety and environmental standards as well as a fee structure to support a living wage for drivers.

For details of…

Rule update is the first in over 20 years, improves competitiveness of legacy industry

 

Los Angeles, CA (February 15, 2022)

LOS ANGELES – Today, the Los Angeles City Council approved the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) proposed changes to the city’s taxi permitting system. As adopted, the updated rules will represent the first major changes to LA’s taxi regulations since the 1990’s.

“Taxis are essential in Los Angeles. They ensure that people have a safe and reliable option to get around and can be a pathway for drivers to earn a…

 

Los Angeles, CA (February 15, 2022)

LOS ANGELES – Today the L.A. City Council Transportation Committee approved a life saving proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to repeal and reduce speed limit increases on dozens of local streets. The proposal will reduce speeds by 5mph on over 177 miles of city streets that had previously been increased, as required by the state to ensure enforceability. The proposal comes as a result of the passage of AB 43, authored by Asm. Laura Friedman and took effect earlier this year, which grants cities more local…

 

Los Angeles, CA (February 15, 2022)

LOS ANGELES – In celebration of their victory in Superbowl LVI, the City of Los Angeles will host a parade for the Los Angeles Rams on Figueroa St in the University Park neighborhood. Please be advised that most streets in that area will be closed to vehicle traffic from approximately 7AM to 2PM on Wednesday, February 16th. The parade is scheduled to begin at 11AM and proceed for 45 minutes down the route until it reaches the Exposition Park with a rally there scheduled for 12PM.

Detailed street closures are listed below.…

Commute to the Super Bowl Experience and Super Bowl LVI using Transit

The Superbowl is coming to Los Angeles! LADOT and ur partners at Metro have got you covered for the most convenient and cost-effective ways to access the upcoming Super Bowl LVI activities in both downtown Los Angeles and Inglewood. We are working in partnership with the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee on a comprehensive plan to get fans to the Super Bowl LVI activities.

For a regular commute using the major Metro lines, LA Convention Center can be accessed using Downtown DASH as well as Metro's A Line (…