LADOT News

LADOT Celebrates the Passage of AB43

In order to promote safety on our streets, LADOT recently advocated for state legislation AB43 which gives cities greater authority and setting speed limits. With its passage, cities like Los Angeles will not have to raise speed limits unless engineering changes have been made on these streets with the express purpose of increasing speed limits. This in turn means cities will be able to regulate their street speeds to accommodate for the existing capacity of these streets, while also helping make streets safer throughout the City. Cities with high…

Celebrating Walk to School Day 2021 with LAUSD

Today, officials from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles Unified School District joined parents, teachers, administrators, and students at Magnolia Avenue Elementary to celebrate International Walk to School Day. Walk to School Day is an annual event to promote the healthy practice of students walking along routes that provide safe access to school.

This year's Walk to School Day event highlighted the importance of traffic safety with the by transforming Orchard Avenue, New England Street, and 17th Street…

This Latinx Heritage Month, LADOT highlighted some of our community partners that not only amplify the voices and needs of our Latinx community in Los Angeles, but work alongside LADOT as partners to bring equitable transportation opportunities to our most vulnerable communities.

HOLA partnered with LADOT this summer to create a “Traffic Turtle” installation that used 100 neon green mascots with signs. The signs read “Speed Kills / La Velocidad Mata / Slow Down / Desacelere / Save a Life / Salve Una Vida,” reminding drivers to slow down at the Intersection of Wilshire Blvd &…

ITS America to Host LADOT, Metro Executives for Upcoming Event

On Thursday, October 7, all interested parties are invited to attend From Data to Action: Moving Forward on How Women Travel, an online event hosted by ITS America that will feature LADOT General Manager Seleta Reynolds and LA Metro Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins, who will discuss the relationship between gender and transportation access, methods to remove barriers to transportation, and how research is being used to fuel positive transportation policy.

To register for this event, please visit itsa.…

Meet Bright Watts, a Latin American community-based organization in the Watts neighborhood that helps us build relationships with communities to rebalance a transportation system so everyone can have access to dignified transportation choices. As part of Latinx Heritage Month LADOT is celebrating some of the community-based organizations we partner with who focus on lifting up LA’s many Latinx communities.

Bright Watts is building a unified and safe community in the Watts neighborhood by teaching different working skills and providing classes to the residents to help improve mental…

LADOT Hosts Event to Highlight Improvements on San Vincente Boulevard

This past Saturday, LADOT hosted a community event on San Vicente Boulevard to share information and gather feedback about the San Vicente Safety & Mobility Project. During the event, more than 100 community members stopped at stations along the project corridor to talk with staff and volunteers about how to make San Vicente Boulevard a safer, calmer, and more comfortable neighborhood thoroughfare. LADOT was joined at the event by community organizations Destination Pico, City Plants, Brotherhood Crusade, and the…

LADOT acknowledges the importance of building partnerships with communities to create an inclusive and equitable transportation network. Many of these partnerships join LADOT alongside community-based organizations that work to support historically underserved Los Angeles communities and groups including those in majority Latinx communities. This Latinx Heritage Month, LADOT is recognizing some of these organizations and how they have partnered with LADOT to improve the lives of within communities of our city.

Through the years, we have worked with Pacoima Beautiful to implement…

Assembly Bill 43 Passes in Legislature, Awaits Governor's Signature

Last week, California Assembly Bill (AB) 43, which would grant municipalities greater control in setting speed limits on city streets, was passed by both the state senate and state assembly. The bill has now advanced to the legislative Office of Engrossing and Enrolling, where it awaits the signature of Governor Gavin Newsom prior to implementation.

LADOT has long been a proponent of speed limit reform and participated on the Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force that informed the changes proposed by AB 43. Last…

Partnerships with community organizations help drive our mission of creating a livable and sustainable transit infrastructure for Angelenos to access daily. This Latinx Heritage Month, we are proud to highlight Latinx community organizations that work alongside the department to create safer streets for everyone.

Voces de Cambio is a Canoga Park community organization that encourages healthy relationships to promote peace in interpersonal relationships and fight domestic violence and violence in all their ways in the community.

In 2020, Voces de Cambio partnered with LADOT…

HAWK Beacon Lands in Eagle Rock

Last Thursday, LADOT joined Los Angeles City Council District 14 Councilmember Kevin de Leon, community members, and local schoolchildren to activate a new high-intensity activated crosswalk at the intersection of Eagle Rock Boulevard and Merton Avenue in Eagle Rock. Also known as a pedestrian hybrid or HAWK beacon, this new type of pedestrian signal serves as an improvement over other types of flashing beacons and utilizes a red signal to prompt vehicles to stop as pedestrians cross the street. In addition to reducing collisions at crossings, HAWK beacons…