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.


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. 

Planning for Stress-Free Networks

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

Downtown Los Angeles Mobility Investment Plan

Creating a Downtown Los Angeles Mobility Investment Program through a community empowered process


The Downtown Los Angeles Mobility Investment Plan (DTLA MIP) builds upon the DTLA 2040 Downtown Community Plan update, which prioritizes inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and healthy growth for DTLA. The DTLA MIP is a community-empowered process to develop a transportation capital improvement plan that will accommodate DTLA’s anticipated growth. The DTLA community is expected to grow by 125,000 residents, over 70,000 new housing units, and over 55,000 jobs by 2040, dramatically increasing demands for mobility options within DTLA’s transportation infrastructure. The DTLA MIP will will serve as a roadmap to support the travel needs of residents, workers, and visitors by:

  • Identifying transportation projects and programs that equitably address the community’s existing and future mobility needs
  • prioritizing where and how to invest in transportation infrastructure and services to support a safe and reliable travel experience for all
  • Recommending a strategy to fund the priority project list.

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You can participate in the DTLA MIP planning process by completing the DTLA MIP Feedback Tool.

DTLA MIP Overview Video


Advancing Funding

The MIP is a tool that prepares LADOT for funding opportunities by developing a project inventory, prioritizing projects that meet LADOT’s core values, and using data to develop recommendations. LADOT has relied on the MIP in preparing for funding opportunities, such as the Measure M Multi-year Subregional Programs (MSP), Active Transportation Program (ATP), Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC), and more.

Central City MSP | Westside MSP | South Bay MSP | ATP | AHSC