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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 (…

LADOT Celebrates African American Heritage Month

February is African American Heritage Month in Los Angeles. LADOT recognizes the rich history and ongoing contributions of African Americans that keep #MovingLAForward and our country moving forward as well. This month we are excited to join in the celebration with events that highlight the African American Heritage of our city.

  LADOT Traffic Enforcement Study Advisory Task Force

The City is looking for applicants interested in improving traffic safety in Los…

South LA Stress-Free Connections Design Lab

Over the weekend Angelenos gathered in South L.A. for the Planning for Stress-Free Connections Network Design Lab and Tree Adoption workshop hosted by LADOT in partnership with the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI) and MIG.

Residents were able to help identify areas in the South L.A. neighborhood where they currently bike or walk that could use an update to help them feel safer and more comfortable during their commute. The network being looked at is one that is outlined on the Neighborhood Enhanced Network on the City's…