Thusday, August 30, 2018 Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmembers José Huizar (District 14) and Curren D. Price Jr. (District 9), along with LADOT, Metro Bike Share, and the Figueroa Corridor community cut the ribbon and celebrated the opening of the Figueroa Corridor Streetscape Project – MyFigueroa.
The officially open project transforms Figueroa Street into a multimodal thoroughfare serving all users more efficiently. These new improvements include protected bike lanes, new bus boarding platforms, wider sidewalks, new street trees, additional street lighting, and many more amenities for everyone traveling on Figueroa.
The project area includes four miles of streets that stretch from Downtown LA to South Los Angeles: Figueroa Street from 7th Street in downtown Los Angeles to 41st Street, just south of Exposition Park; 11th Street from Figueroa Street east to Broadway in the South Park neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles; and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Figueroa Street west to Vermont Avenue, on the south edge of Exposition Park.
Funded by California’s Proposition 1C, the $20 million project is adjacent to multiple new housing developments in the corridor. California Department Housing and Community Development managed this project.
The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) announces the immediate availability of the Urban Mobility in a Digital Age Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP), and the appointment of Ellis & Associates, and its affiliated partners CityFi, CCgroup, and Lantern Consulting, as the LADOT Product Manager to reposition LADOT as an active partner in the arrival of autonomous vehicles and ongoing explosion of technology in transportation.
Los Angeles is in the midst of a mobility revolution that will continue its global reputation of how city transportation should evolve. Guided by the city’s Urban Mobility in a Digital Age strategy, plans are focused on unprecedented investment in new transportation choices and supporting technologies. This includes the development and deployment of actively managed electric, shared, and autonomous mobility options, including concepts such as dockless bike sharing and air taxis. All new modes of transport are aimed at tackling congestion, enabling economic development, driving racial and socioeconomic equality, and saving lives.
The Strategic Implementation Plan is a set of products and services that LADOT deems necessary to ensure that as autonomous fleets arrive in the sky and on the ground, they are first and foremost safe. Just as LADOT created one of the largest most sophisticated traffic management centers for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, the Strategic Implementation Plan aims to set the city on a course to manage the streets of the future in 2028.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
In efforts to enhance the quality of life as people age, Cityride’s older adult and persons with disability program is adding new technologies. In summer of 2018, the Cityride Program will unveil its new app allowing its 29,000 active, new users and caregivers to register for the program by following a three step registration process, reload account and see account balance, see a history of all past trips and payments made, in addition to more functions. Cityride is also enhancing its’ website by offering online payment options.
Cityride has also purchased 10 new CNG buses to replace its’ current fleet of gasoline buses in the coming weeks, in efforts to improve the quality of service. The new buses are completely redesigned and equipped with cameras, Wi-Fi, Syncromatics, and Mobile View, including a new logo! Cityride is adapting its age friendly program to be accessible to, and inclusive of, older people with varying needs and capacities.
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71 L.A streets have new speed limits, the result of recently-updated speed surveys by LADOT. The new speed limits will be coupled with increased LAPD enforcement efforts across the City as part of the Vision Zero initiative to decrease traffic fatalities. In order to set and enforce speed limits on local streets, the State of California requires a “speed survey” — measuring the average speed of the majority of drivers when the street is uncrowded, road collision history, roadside conditions, residential and business density, and pedestrian and bicyclist safety to best determine an appropriate speed for the street — every 5-10 years. Because many of L.A.’s surveys expired during the recession, LADOT prioritized the updates as a component of its Vision Zero plan.
As a result of the updated surveys, over 98.4% percent of streets on the Vision Zero High Injury Network and 68% percent of streets citywide now have an enforceable speed limit. All City streets are expected to have updated speed limits by the end of the year. Please click here for a detailed map of the newly updated speed limits.
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
LADOT's People St program is pleased to announce that the Spring 2018 application window for Plazas will open from Monday, April 2 through Thursday, May 31. People St is an application-based program that provides eligible community organizations with a process to transform underused areas of L.A.’s largest public asset—our 7,500 miles of city streets—into active, vibrant, and accessible public space. As part of the People St partnership, community partners play a vital role in conducting outreach to build neighborhood support, raising funds for material furnishings and maintenance, and providing project site management. For more information, visit People St.
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Friday, February 2, 2018
LADOT is creating a robust university campus recruitment program, led by Transportation Engineering Associate ll Kaylinn Pell, to attract motivated graduating seniors to apply for open positions. Transportation Engineering Associates from the department are attending career fairs in the coming months as representatives to connect with and excite students at universities around southern California about career opportunities with LADOT. So far, LADOT has visted the USC Viterbi College of Engineering Career Fair, the Harvey Mudd College Career Fair, and the American Society of Civil Engineers LA Chapter Student Job Night. More events and details to come for those who are looking to connect and learn more about a career at LADOT.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
LADOT's Strategic Plan lays out measurable steps to direct and prioritize its work through 2020. The Department's vision is a Los Angeles where all people have access to safe and affordable transportation choices that treat everyone with dignity and support vibrant, inclusive communities. Check it out here.
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Thursday, December 14, 2017
L.A. Rams Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker and State Farm joined LADOT to help educate fans about Vision Zero. Through a PSA campaign with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Hekker supports education efforts about the traffic safety initiative during the NFL season. Each successful Hekker punt triggers a reminder to fans both in-stadium and on Rams radio broadcasts to drive safely and take the Vision Zero pledge at visionzero.lacity.org.