Street safety is a basic right. We’re investing millions of dollars each year on new and improved traffic signals, safer crosswalks, more protected bike lanes, and enforceable speed limits. We’re using data to make better decisions. And we’re focused on schools and senior communities to protect our most vulnerable travelers.
LADOT’s number one priority is to eliminate traffic deaths on city streets. We use data to understand crash patterns throughout the city. We work with communities to identify short and long term safety solutions to stop serious crashes from happening in the first place. Since 2017, LADOT has installed three thousand safer crosswalks, traffic signals, and intersection improvements.
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Remembering Loved Ones
LADOT wants to help you remember loved ones who have been lost to traffic crashes.
In partnership with LAUSD, LADOT’s Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program creates safe and comfortable routes to school. Recognizing that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 2 to 14 in Los Angeles, SRTS is focused on eliminating all traffic crashes that involve kids. SRTS does this by installing safety improvements throughout the city, educating kids about traffic safety, and helping schools improve pick-up and dropoff locations. SRTS partners with community-based organizations, law enforcement, and other entities that are key to the successful implementation of SRTS Projects and Programs.
Each year, SRTS organizes the country’s largest Walk to School Day Program. Learn more here.
LADOT is committed to carefully considering the needs of older adults. Los Angeles’ older adult population is expected to grow dramatically in the coming years. There are about a half-million senior residents in Los Angeles — a number that is expected to increase by 50% over the next two decades. Our seniors deserve transportation choices that consider their needs and lifestyles. LADOT is working with senior centers and communities to:
- Create dedicated slow zones near designated senior facilities
- Prioritize safety enhancements where seniors need them most
- Long term: Identify better public transportation routes to destinations like jobs, recreation centers, health care centers, and amenities
Everyone deserves safe streets, but if cars are speeding on your residential street, you can apply for a speed hump to be installed. Before applying, please be aware that completing a speed hump request involves multiple steps of engagement and technical review. You should also know that due to LADOT’s limited budget, we can only construct a limited number of speed humps citywide. LADOT prioritizes requests based on technical feasibility and need.
LADOT’s Residential Speed Hump Program will begin accepting new initial applications on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 9:00AM PST. Applications can only be submitted online. A link will be provided on this page on the open application day. Due to high demand, applicants are encouraged to apply promptly once the application period opens. The application period will close when 375 applications (25 in each Council District) have been submitted.
No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live and work there. That’s why LADOT created a district operations division, where engineers work in your neighborhoods, alongside you.
Find your local district office below. To contact them about a problem, please submit an LADOT service request
Serving Council Districts: 3,5,6,12
19040 Vanowen St.
Serving Council Districts: 1,9,14
100 S. Main St. 9th Floor
Serving Council Districts: 2,4,5,6,7
6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Room 320
Serving Council Districts: 5,11
1828 Sawtelle Blvd. Room 108
Serving Council Districts: 4,10,13
6501 Fountain Ave.
Serving Council Districts: 8,15
638 S. Beacon St. Room 204
Not sure? https://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org/
*** Due to loss of crossing guard capacity, a mandated hiring freeze, and the City’s fiscal constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LADOT is not currently accepting requests for Crossing Guards. ***
The City’s Crossing Guard Program, jointly administered by LADOT’s District Engineers, Traffic Control and Safe Routes to School (SRTS), uses needs-based analysis to direct safety improvements to school zones. SRTS designs and implements safety plans for school neighborhood streets, and brings safety education into school communities to create a culture that prioritizes safety for all.