Los Angeles Celebrates African American Heritage Month
In February, the City of Los Angeles celebrates African American Heritage Month. This month we will be highlighting various people and places significant to Los Angeles African American heritage as well as events that celebrate the extensive contributions of the African American community to the lives we live today.
First up, this week on Friday, join Mayor Karen Bass for the City's virtual opening ceremony for African American Heritage Month. See the full list of participants and honorees, here.
Free Rides on Feb 4 to Mark Transit Equity Day
Transit Equity Day is celebrated on February 4, the birthday of civil rights leader Rosa Parks. In 1955, Parks, a Black woman, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. Her actions led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, considered to be the first mass demonstration against segregation and a landmark moment in the struggle for Civil Rights, ultimately leading to the dismantling of racial segregation on public buses, trains, and trolleys.
Transportation is a civil right; everyone deserves access to safe, reliable, sustainable, and affordable transportation regardless of income, race, gender, or anything else. Other agencies in cities from coast-to-coast are also offering free rides to celebrate and LADOT DASH buses also remain fare-free and available to ride.
Project Update: Reseda Blvd Complete Streets
Transformations continue to move forward on the Reseda Blvd Complete Streets Project. Since October of 2020, we have been making improvements along Reseda Blvd between Parthenia St and Victory Blvd with pavement rehabilitation and roadway safety improvements, including:
- Sidewalk, driveway, and curb ramp repairs
- Street resurfacing
- Traffic signal upgrades
- Bus boarding islands
- Street trees
- New continuous protected bicycle lane
Construction is estimated to continue through Summer 2023, according to the schedule below (subject to change due to unforeseen conditions).
To date, City of LA crews have completed 100,000 sf of sidewalk repair, 12,000 feet of gutter repair, and constructed 46 curb ramps and 11 accessible loading zones for the project. 11 new bus boarding islands along Reseda Blvd have also been completed.
As we continue to move forward, crews are beginning to upgrade traffic signals on Reseda Blvd. Some of these upgrades include new left turn signals at 8 locations. Adding the protected left turns creates a much safer commute for those walking, biking, and driving. It also reduces the risk of a driver colliding with someone crossing the street. Signal work will continue until the beginning of Summer 2023. You can expect intermittent sidewalk closures and temporary parking restrictions at those work sites.
Learn more about the Reseda Blvd Complete Streets Project.
New LADOT Senior Traffic Supervisors
We would like to celebrate the 28 new leaders that have completed the Senior Traffic Supervisor (Sergeant) Training Class to help to provide leadership and supervision to our Traffic Officers. The course provides an entry-level supervisory module that covers all aspects of entry-level management and processes such as; performance monitoring, time management, evaluation, and deployment. These leaders that have completed the course will go on to be assigned to various positions throughout our Divisions and utilize the skills they've learned. Our traffic officers play a key role in keeping our streets safe and we are grateful to these new leaders for going further to help keep MovingLA Forward.
Wilmington Safe Streets Celebration and Bike Ride
Join us as we celebrate the new improvements on Anaheim Street! On Saturday, February 4th at 10:00 am, LADOT is hosting a celebration and bike ride. Friends and neighbors are invited on a slow-paced bike ride to experience the new street design in Wilmington and learn about more improvements on the way to the area. Those in attendance can also enjoy free food, music, kid's activities, and much more. The event is open to everyone and you do not need to ride to attend. If you plan to join the bike ride please bring your bike, helmet, and water.
Wilmington Waterfront Park
W C st. Los Angeles CA 90744
Visit the link to RSVP
Long-Term Closure on Muholland Drive
Closures are still in place on Mulholland Drive and along certain residential streets in the Santa Monica Mountains as work continues to clear debris and repair roads damaged during the recent storms. We want to remind drivers that Mulholland Drive has a long-term road closure extending from Laurel Canyon Blvd to Beverly Place to the west of Coldwater Canyon. There are two locations where the soil underneath Mulholland Drive has eroded so as to make passage unsafe for vehicles. As a result, these locations are now closed to all traffic. Commuters are advised to obey traffic officers, use alternate routes and avoid canyon roads wherever possible over the coming days and weeks until repair work is complete.
The Valley Hosts The First CicLAvia Of The Year
Save the date! Get ready to enjoy a 5-mile stretch of open streets in the Valley for the first CicLAvia of the year. On Sunday, February 26 come jog, bike, or skate through Sherman Way connecting Canoga Park, Winnetka, and Reseda. Participants can enjoy the route however they choose and is open to everyone of all ages and all abilities.
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Reseda Boulevard Complete Streets Project
As part of the Complete Streets Program, the City is reconstructing Reseda Blvd to improve safety and accessibility for all. Give your feedback on the upcoming improvement and receive updates and more information on the project here.
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