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Laura Cornejo

First CicLAvia of 2024 is this Sunday!

This Sunday marks the first CicLAvia of 2024, and we at LADOT are thrilled to kick off another year of open streets! CicLAvia has been organizing open streets events across Los Angeles since 2010, and they are both a great way to spend your Sunday and so much more. CicLAvia inspires and attracts people of all ages and backgrounds to come out to celebrate community, explore new neighborhoods, and enjoy the outdoors -- all while promoting active transportation like biking, walking, or using public transit in their daily lives.

The beauty of open streets events like CicLAvia is how they transform our relationship with our streets. This event will draw thousands of Angelenos to Melrose Ave, a famous stretch for shopping where they will be free to bike, walk, and skate along 4 miles of car-free streets. This is made possible by LADOT staff, particularly our Special Traffic Operations and Traffic Officer divisions who are out before dawn to set up and secure the route.

So, mark your calendars and invite a friend to join you at the upcoming CicLAvia event, a great way to rediscover our communities and experience Los Angeles in a whole new way.



New Safety Features in CD7

New Safety Features in CD7

Last week, we joined Councilmember Monica Rodriguez to celebrate the completion of new safety measures in the San Fernando Valley at the intersection of Chatsworth Drive and Los Alimos Street. Crews recently installed a new Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon and Pedestrian Island which will allow for safer crossings, particularly for students of nearby San Jose St. Elementary school.  Additional treatments include upgraded intersections with high-visibility continental crosswalks and ADA-accessible curb ramps.

This improvement is part of a package of improvements to nine intersections that LADOT has completed or is about to complete in Council District 7. The full list of intersections with new signal enhancements include:

7 Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons 

  • Chatsworth Dr & Los Alimos St
  • Hubbard St & Pearwood Ave 
  • Haddon Ave & Paxton St
  • Foothill Blvd & Wyngate St
  • San Fernando Rd & Kagel Canyon Rd 
  • Foothill Blvd at Fire Station #74 
  • Olive View Dr., (midblock)

Left-Turn Signal

  • Foothill Blvd & Mt. Gleason Ave 

New Full Traffic Signal

  • Orion Ave & Plummer St 

This package of safety improvements was made possible by a grant from the Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program which supports local, minority-owned businesses to deliver needed public works projects.



Kittie Knox

LADOT Celebrates Black Pioneers in Transportation History - Kittie Knox

In the late 19th century, Katherine T. "Kittie" Knox emerged as a trailblazing figure challenging societal norms and barriers in both gender and race. Knox defied expectations by pursuing her passion for bicycling amid a time when such activities were predominantly male-dominated. She gained attention for her unconventional ways of riding, such as wearing baggy trousers and using a bicycle marketed for men. Becoming a member of the Riverside Cycling Club in Boston, Knox gained recognition as a skilled cyclist, often outpacing her male counterparts. Despite facing discrimination, she joined the League of American Wheelmen (LAW) in 1893. When LAW banned African-Americans in 1895, Knox protested at their annual meeting, though she was eventually expelled. Knox's bravery sparked discussions on racial segregation, leaving a lasting impact on the fight for civil rights.



LADOT Speed Hump Program Opens March 21

LADOT Speed Hump Program Opens March 21

LADOT is excited to announce that the next application period for the Residential Speed Hump Program will open on Thursday, March 21 at 9:00 AM. Residents are encouraged to visit our website for updated information on the application process. Due to anticipated high demand, we advise applicants to submit their requests promptly when the window opens to maximize their chances of consideration. Thank you for your interest in enhancing safety in our community through the Residential Speed Hump Program, and we look forward to receiving your applications!



Gear up for CicLAvia Melrose

Experience the Magic of Ciclavia Melrose

Join us in celebrating the 50th CicLAvia event on Sunday, February 25, where you can discover 4 miles of car-free streets along Melrose Ave. CicLAvia provides an opportunity to connect with Angelenos and communities throughout Los Angeles County in an entirely new way. View the route map and learn information at ciclavia.org



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