Advanced Planning

Advanced Planning
Identifying transportation needs and solutions through community engagement and data analysis

LADOT develops transportation plans and programs that advance sustainable mobility in the City. LADOT actively plans mobility investments and reviews development projects to determine the best outcomes for the City of LA. Additionally, LADOT contributes to state, regional, and local transportation planning efforts, led by Caltrans, SCAG, and Metro, to address mobility investments, transit station connectivity, goods movement, high-speed rail, sustainability, congestion management, and regional and citywide equity. LADOT also reviews environmental documents for land use and transportation infrastructure projects.


Downtown Los Angeles Mobility Investment Plan

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The DTLA MIP is a comprehensive list of projects and programs developed through a community first engagement process that asked residents and workers of Downtown Los Angeles about their specific mobility barriers and needs. The DTLA MIP also compiles relevant projects from the DTLA 2040 Community Plan and other planning documents for Downtown LA. This list prioritizes inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and healthy growth for DTLA, with a goal of addressing mobility and access gaps.

The Downtown Los Angeles Mobility Investment Program (DTLA MIP) builds upon previous planning and community engagement efforts to prioritize inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and healthy growth for DTLA. The DTLA MIP is a roadmap for the City of Los Angeles to invest in transportation infrastructure and programs that support a safe and reliable travel experience for all.

DTLA is the regional hub of business, culture, and transportation with a residential population that is expected to more than double by 2040. The DTLA MIP prepares the City to meet the transportation needs of current and future residents, workers, and visitors.

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Through on-street outreach, surveys, meetings, and more, LADOT engaged over 100 businesses and 600 stakeholders throughout the downtown area. The DTLA priority project list emerged from this engagement.

We Want Your Feedback
LADOT is currently taking comments on the Draft DTLA Priority Project List. Please email any final comments to by May 8th, 2023


Please note that many of these projects are conceptual and most would need to go through planning, community engagement, and design processes before advancing to implementation. After a final review, our team will identify potential funding opportunities for these projects and present the list with Los Angeles City Council for adoption. We appreciate your feedback and interest in this project!


Learn More About Previous Efforts on this Project.


Stress Free Connections

Planning for Stress Free Networks aims to plan for safe connections and easier crossings on neighborhood streets in central Los Angeles. LADOT will collaborate with communities to address barriers to mobility and advance new street design concepts to improve the comfort and safety of people who walk, bike, or roll on neighborhood streets. 

Stress Free Connections Treatments

Mobility Investment Program

To support the department’s goals of improving project delivery and developing a capital improvement plan, LADOT established the Mobility Investment Program (MIP). The MIP aims to establish project delivery best practices, identify funding opportunities, improve project engagement and evaluation, enhance inter-agency collaboration, and establish short and long-term capital improvement plans.