Pedestrian Safety

The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) recognizes the need for improving pedestrian safety and enhancing the City’s pedestrian environment. Pedestrian safety is a high priority activity for the City. We have recently added two Pedestrian Coordinator positions to oversee the pedestrian safety program and create a comprehensive Pedestrian Master Plan for the city.

Teams of engineers in the Department of Transportation conduct studies to improve pedestrian safety. They evaluate the safety of City crosswalks and children’s walking routes to Los Angeles schools. Adult crossing guards are assigned at elementary school crossings. Loading zones adjacent to schools are reviewed and in some cases, special valley drop-off zones can be arranged in coordination with the school.

LADOT also works with the City's Pedestrian Advisory Committee to develop policies and projects to improve pedestrian safety zones can be arranged in coordination with the school.

Vision Zero Los Angeles is the City of LA's commitment to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2025. As directed by Mayor Garcetti, this citywide effort brings together transportation engineers, police officers, advocates, and policymakers to work together towards creating safer streets. More information can be found on the Vision Zero website.


The City of Los Angeles has launched an unprecedented sidewalk repair program, SAFE SIDEWALKS LA managed by the Bureau of Engineering, to make sidewalks accessible to everyone. These repairs will improve neighborhood safety and boost the quality of life. Click here for: Safe Sidewalks LA Flyer

Safe Sidewalks LA includes:

  • Access Request Program: Makes repairs requested by/for people with a mobility disability who encounter physical barriers such as broken sidewalks, missing/broken curb ramps or other barriers in the public right of way.
  • Rebate Program: A rebate is given for eligible property owners willing to pay for their own sidewalk repairs. Owners can receive up to $2,000 for a residential lot or $4,000 for a commercial lot.
  • Also, the general public can report a sidewalk in need of repair.

To submit a sidewalk repair request or for more information go to: or call 311