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Welcome New LADOT Traffic Officer Recruits

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 field training in traffic control. The combination of classroom learning and practical experience is designed to prepare them for the various duties and challenges they will face on our city streets.

LADOT traffic officers are essential to maintaining a safe flow of vehicles on our roads, reducing congestion, and enforcing the City’s parking laws. Officers are also deployed during emergencies to assist in evacuation and establish detours should routes prove too dangerous to travel. In recent years they have taken on new roles in support of City initiatives such as Inside Safe to help unhoused transition to temporary and permanent shelters. The addition of these new recruits will expand our ability to support these operations and the daily movement of Angelenos.

Please join me in welcoming our newest recruits to LADOT for their dedication and service to our city and communities. 



A Look Back on Bike Month

A Look Back on Bike Month 2024

All May long, LADOT has been celebrating Bike Month! Here's a look back on some of the ways we embraced the joys of cycling this month:

  • We checked out the new smart bike lockers rolling out at Metro stations across the City. These secure lockers are available to rent for only $0.75 for 12 hours, making it easy to combine biking with your Metro rail ride.
  • We put together a round-up of some of our favorite new and recently upgraded bike lanes
  • We enjoyed the benefits of cycling on Bike to Work Day, including reducing car emissions, saving money on gas and car expenses, and experiencing LA in a new way. 

LADOT is committed to making our streets safer and more accessible for biking. This year, we completed the Reseda Boulevard Complete Streets Project, pictured above, which adds three miles of protected bike lanes in each direction. We also recently celebrated new bike lanes on Lincoln Park Avenue which will help to create a safer and more connected Lincoln Heights neighborhood.

We hope you were able to get out on two wheels this Bike Month and discover the many joys of biking around our beautiful City!



Mulholland Drive ReOpens

Mulholland Drive Re-Opens After Three Month Closure

Mulholland Drive, one of Los Angeles' iconic routes, has officially reopened following a prolonged closure due to severe storm damage. The road was closed in February 2024 after a powerful rainstorm unleashed heavy rain and landslides, undermining a section of roadway between Bowmont and Skyline Drive. With safe passage impossible, LADOT, in partnership with the Department of Public Works and LAPD and LAFD first responders, closed the street.

Throughout the closure, LADOT worked closely with our partners at the Bureau of Engineering to expedite repairs. The Bureau's expertise was vital in designing and executing the necessary infrastructure projects to stabilize the hillside and rebuild the damaged sections of the road. LADOT personnel also played a key role in facilitating the closure which involved rerouting traffic, setting up detours, and providing clear signage to guide motorists away from the affected zones. LADOT worked diligently to assess the damage, implement traffic control measures, and coordinate with emergency services to maintain safety for all road users. This strong partnership ensured that the reconstruction efforts met the highest safety standards.

Thanks to the combined efforts of LADOT and the Bureau of Engineering, a crucial route for residents and visitors has been restored. This teamwork has reconnected communities and brought back one of Los Angeles' most scenic drives.  



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 GM Laura Rubio-Cornejo speaks to Traffic Officer recruits; CD 7 Disaster Preparedness event  
Bottom row: New repairs to Mulholland Drive; Finished bike lane on Reseda Blvd.


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