News for Your Neighborhood: Infrastructure & Policy Updates
Transportation Committee Approved Motions To Implement New CA Laws: Speed Limits, Bus Lane Cameras, Slow Streets
The L.A. City Council Transportation Committee approved three motions that push L.A. to take advantage of new state laws advancing livability. If approved by the full council, Los Angeles will move to implement bus lane camera enforcement, reduced speed limits, and make more Slow Streets permanent.
Check out the StreetsblogLA article that explores what each of these laws would look like.
LAUSD launches pilot All Kids Bike program in kindergarten classes
Much like our Middle School Bike Club, the elementary schools have launched pilot programs aiming to teach children how to ride a bike and stay active. Read about the All Kids Bike program below!
Arroyo Verdugo (Includes Burbank, Glendale)
LADOT's Chandler Bicycle Connection is an approximately 3-mile new protected bikeway on Chandler Boulevard.
The Chandler Bicycle Connection is designed to close the gap between the existing Orange Line Bike Path and Chandler Bike Paths with a low-stress bikeway that is safe and comfortable for all users.
The City of Los Angeles is planning improvements to Riverside Dr from Glendale Blvd to Los Feliz Dr in Los Feliz. In coordination with scheduled street repaving, the Department of Transportation (LADOT) proposes to implement street safety improvements, including fresh paint, upgraded crosswalks, and new bicycle lanes in both directions which will upgrade the current bicycle route on Riverside Dr.
This project aims to make Riverside Dr more livable and connected to the surrounding area for people biking and walking. Currently, existing bicycle lanes on Riverside Dr end at Glendale Blvd. Planned mobility improvements will expand the network and create a safer connection from Glendale Blvd to destinations like Griffith Park, the Griffith Park Recreation Center, and the LA River.
This street is being resurfaced in 2021-2022. By implementing coordinated improvements, LADOT and our partner agency StreetsLA are able to maximize city resources while bringing infrastructure improvements to LA neighborhoods.
Central LA (East, Northeast, South Central, Mid-City)
LADOT is working with communities to identify potential connections and crossings on neighborhood streets that will make walking and biking easier and more stress-free. Click the link to see the highlighted streets on the map where LADOT is seeking feedback. They want to hear about your experiences -- and what might be getting in the way of you biking or walking on those streets.
LADOT will use this information to identify future infrastructure improvements that help increase walking and biking in these areas.
South Bay Cities (Carson, Long Beach)
Long Beach Transit to consider giving students free rides
Students attending K-12 Long Beach schools and community colleges who use the Long Beach Transit bus system may be able to ride for free as the transit’s board of directors is expected to decide if they will join Los Angeles Metro’s fare-free system.
Westside Cities (WeHo, Culver City, Santa Monica, UCLA)
Exposition Bike Path (Northvale Segment)
LADOT is working to construct a new bikeway north of I-10 between Motor Ave and Overland Ave.
This project will close the existing gap in the Expo Bike Path, completing a continuous bikeway that runs roughly parallel to the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica.