School Is Out For Summer!

Congratulations to all the hard working students and teachers who are completing another school year!

At LADOT, we have also been hard at work implementing one of the largest school safety programs in our department’s history. Over the last year, LADOT implemented almost 1000 school safety treatments like lower speed limits, intersection tightening, and speed humps, benefitting hundreds of schools across our city. The article below includes more detail about how our team has been dedicated to creating a safer school environment for all.

 

Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month! Each June, Pride Month recognizes the LGBTQIA+ community and individuals who have overcome legal and social discrimination to live and love authentically. At LADOT, we join in celebrating Pride Month as integral to the diversity and culture of acceptance and inclusion that enriches our city.

The first Pride month was celebrated in New York City in June of 1970 on the one year anniversary of the Riots at Stonewall Inn. Today, Pride is celebrated globally with one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world occurring here in Los…

Hollywood Blvd Safety and Mobility Project

 

Dear Community Member,

In August 2023, LADOT launched the Hollywood Safety and Mobility Project to reduce the high number of people being killed or severely injured in car crashes on Hollywood Blvd between Gower St and Lyman Pl.

We are pleased to share the final design for this project, which calls for converting a travel lane in each direction into a parking-protected bike lane between Lyman Pl and Van Ness Ave, and replacing on-street parking with a protected bike lane between Van Ness Ave and Gower St. This project will also…

 

Welcome New LADOT Traffic Officer Recruits!

I am delighted to welcome LADOT’s newest class of Parking Enforcement and Traffic Control recruits! Last week, I had the privilege of meeting these new recruits as they began their training course. Those that successfully complete their training will join the ranks for LADOT traffic officers and help contribute to the safety of our streets and support vital operations that keep our city moving.

Over the next four weeks, these recruits will undergo training that includes in-depth academic studies on parking violations and extensive…

 

EV Chargers and UBM

LADOT’s Universal Basic Mobility (UBM) program to expand transportation options and opportunities for Angelenos recently hit another major milestone with the installation of six solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) chargers at three Recreation and Parks facilities in South LA.

In addition to supporting EV-adoption, these chargers minimize their environmental impact by operating with solar panels and battery storage. What's more, they are available for anyone to use, completely free of charge! This accessibility underscores our dedication to making…

 

LADOT Celebrates National Bike Month

Happy National Bike Month!

At LADOT, we are committed to making our streets safer and more accessible so that more people can take part in the joy of bicycling. Whether it’s the dozens of miles of new and improved bike lanes LADOT installs each year, our partnerships with groups like CicLAvia to program events that attract thousands of people from across the region, to our Universal Basic Mobility E-bike Library providing free access to electric bikes in South LA, we are continuously looking for ways to promote and expand bicycling in Los…

 

Honoring Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

From the bustling streets of Chinatown and serene temples of Little Tokyo, to the towers of Koreatown and aromas of frying foods in Historic Filipinotown, Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) cultures are an indelible part of Los Angeles. That is why each May, the city recognizes AAPI Heritage Month.

At LADOT, our diverse workforce is a reflection of our city. We’ll celebrate this month by acknowledging staff members who are of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. Some are recent immigrants while others have families that…

 

Announcing the 2023 LADOT Annual Report

I am excited to present LADOT's 2023 Annual Report, my first as General Manager! It has been an incredible experience so far, and I am honored to share with you the accomplishments of the hardworking women and men of this department that continue to advance the transportation goals of Los Angeles.

LADOT had a busy year, advancing key safety projects, delivering essential services, and expanding mobility options for all Angelenos. We improved safety for children and their caretakers at more than 200 schools across the city with reduced…

 

Celebrating Service

This week, LADOT recognized members of our staff who have dedicated over 25 years of service to the department. These included members of our Executive Staff, Mobility Management Division, Project Delivery, Field Services, Planning & Innovation, and Administrative Services. The opportunity to work alongside dedicated individuals who have spent over a quarter century in service of the City of Los Angeles is one of the most rewarding aspects of this job. Few people can claim to have had as much impact in improving the lives of Los Angeles residents as these…

 

E-Bikes for South LA

I am thrilled to announce the launch of South LA's first e-bike library, a pivotal step forward in our commitment to enhancing mobility options and fostering a more equitable transportation landscape. I am so proud to introduce this innovative element of our ongoing efforts under the Universal Basic Mobility pilot (UBM) program.

The e-bike library represents more than just a mode of transportation - it symbolizes accessibility, sustainability, and empowerment for residents of South Los Angeles. With this program, 250 e-bikes are available for registered…