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Happy Pride Month

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 Angeles. These celebrations are supported by dozens of LADOT planners, traffic engineers, and traffic officers that we will deploy in support of the Los Angeles Pride parade happening in Hollywood this weekend.

As a department, we also commit to making transportation safe, accessible, and welcoming for everyone. Both as stewards of the public right of way and an employer of over 1,500 Angelenos, it is our mission to provide a safe and supportive transportation system and workplace.

Pride Month is a time to celebrate progress and recognize the work ahead. Thank you for celebrating Pride Month with us as we commit to making every journey with LADOT positive, safe, and fostering a culture of respect and inclusivity. 



Img Updates on the Hollywood Safety and Mobility Project

Updates on the Hollywood Safety and Mobility Project!

LADOT is thrilled to share the final design for the Hollywood Safety and Mobility Project! This project will transform Hollywood Boulevard into a safer, more accessible corridor for all.    

Key Features:     
New Bike Lanes: A travel lane in each direction will be converted into a parking-protected bike lane between Lyman Place and Van Ness Avenue. Between Van Ness and Gower Street, on-street parking will make way for a protected bike lane.

Safer Streets: Reduced speeds, safer pedestrian crossings, and a dedicated center turn lane will make Hollywood Boulevard safer for everyone.

Enhanced Connectivity: This project links with the Hollywood Walk of Fame initiative, creating a corridor from Hollywood to Los Feliz as part of the Access to Hollywood plan.

Updates on the Hollywood Safety and Mobility Project Design

Our design came out from extensive community outreach. In February 2024, a survey revealed strong support from 70% of 833 respondents. Although 18% had concerns about potential traffic increases and the number of cyclists, traffic studies show minimal impact on vehicle travel times. The bike lanes promise safety benefits for all road users.

Phase 2:     
Based on community feedback, we’re extending the project from Lyman Place to Fountain Avenue along Sunset Boulevard. Improvements include:

Left Turn Signals: Phasing to improve traffic flow.

New Crossings: Enhanced connectivity from Hollywood Boulevard to Sunset Boulevard.

Traffic Restrictions: Sunset Drive will be limited to right turns only, streamlining traffic.

Phase 2 connects existing bike lanes on Sunset Boulevard to the new protected lanes on Hollywood Boulevard, requiring the removal of parking on Sunset between Hillhurst Avenue and Fountain Avenue. This draft design is subject to technical feasibility.

Next Steps:     
Improvements on Hollywood Boulevard between Lyman Place and Gower Street begin this summer. We'll keep the community informed about the new design and construction timeline.     
Phase 2’s final design is in progress, with ongoing stakeholder engagement along Sunset Boulevard.

Stay connected for the latest updates on the Hollywood Safety and Mobility Project. Visit our project page for detailed information! 



LA Pride Parade

LA Pride Parade

The 2024 LA Pride Parade, Southern California's largest and longest-running pride event, will take place on June 9th starting at 11 AM. This year’s parade promises to be the largest yet, featuring an impressive lineup of floats, dancers, and luminaries. The route will commence on Highland Blvd, move east on Hollywood Blvd, and turn south on Cahuenga Blvd, with numerous prime viewing spots along the way. Attendees can look forward to vibrant performances, music, and celebrity appearances throughout the day.

LADOT is playing a crucial role in ensuring the smooth execution of the parade. With traffic officers and special traffic operations teams deployed along the route, LADOT will manage street closures, direct traffic, and ensure the safety of both participants and spectators. Their efforts will help minimize disruptions and maintain an orderly flow of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

In addition to the parade, the LA Pride Block Party will offer a free street fair with food, activities, and live performances near the parade's end. To avoid traffic and parking hassles, attendees are encouraged to use the Metro, with stations renamed in celebration of Pride Weekend. For more information on the parade and associated events, visit the LA Pride website 



Youth Expo

Upcoming: Youth Expo 2024

Are you ready for a day filled with job opportunities and connections? Join LA's Youth Development Department on Saturday, June 22, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Los Angeles Trade Tech College for the Youth Resource Fair! Open to all youth and young adults aged 15-25, this summer FREE event will bring together hundreds of young people from across Los Angeles, offering a chance to explore:

  • Career opportunities    
  • Community Resources    
  • Networking and mentorship connections    
  • Leadership programs    
  • Civic Engagement    
  • Giveaways and more!

Whether attendees are seeking job opportunities, mentorship, or simply exploring what’s available, this event offers something to everyone!

For more details about this event, register here.   



Camp ReadyLA


Emergency Management Department Presents Camp ReadyLA

Get ready, Los Angeles! The City's Emergency Management Department proudly presents the return of Camp ReadyLA: Emer-Gen-Z! Applications are now open for young adults aged 17-22 interested in exploring a career in Emergency Management or City Government.

Camp ReadyLA: Emer-Gen-Z is a free immersive opportunity designed specifically for young leaders that provides a look into the life of an emergency manager. Through a series of engaging workshops, hands-on activities, and interactive sessions, participants will gain invaluable knowledge and skills that can make a real difference in times of crisis.

Applications are now open until Monday, June 3, 2024. Seize this opportunity to be part of a transformative journey toward becoming a future leader in emergency preparedness. If you have any questions, visit the Camp ReadyLA website or email CampReadyLA@lacity.org.

Camp Details:

Date: Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2, 2024                        
Time: Daily from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM                        
Location: City’s Emergency Operations Center, Downtown Los Angeles                        
Application Deadline: Monday, June 3, 2024                        
Apply Here   



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Transportation Photos of the Week








Top row:  LADOT Receive their Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability at the 2024 Regional Conference and General Assembly;  a pedestrian on Hollywood Blvd    
Bottom row: New bike lane installations on Reseda Blvd.


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