LADOT Gains Valuable Support for Citywide Initiative from Rams and StateFarm® As All-Star Punter Becomes Vision Zero Hero Ambassador


The City of Los Angeles’ Vision Zero initiative has added a new member to its roster: L.A. Rams Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker.

Hekker, the Rams, and State Farm are joining with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to help educate fans about Vision Zero, the city’s initiative to eliminate traffic deaths by 2025. Through a PSA campaign with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Hekker will be supporting education efforts about the traffic safety initiative during the NFL season. Vision Zero makes human life the highest value in the City’s road system, and has two goals: a 20% reduction in traffic deaths in 2017 and zero traffic deaths by 2025.

Read the full Press Release here.




View the video PSA below and head Vimeo to view and download both the 30 second and 40 second versions.



Radio PSA 30 Seconds

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Update: Ballona Creek Bike Path improvements to begin September 25

Important Ballona Creek Bike Path repairs will begin on Sept 25th, 2017 and take approximately 4 weeks to complete. All repairs will take place Mon-Fri, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What are the plans?

LADOT, the General Services Department of the City of LA, and Culver City are working together to make scheduled repairs on the Ballona Creek Bike Path. Asphalt and concrete removals, root trimming and removal, and restriping will take place at 23 locations along the bike path, from Sepulveda Blvd. to Lincoln Blvd.

Repairs will take place from Sepulveda Blvd. (#5) to Lincoln Blvd. (#11).

Will the bike path be shut down entirely?

No, the bike path is scheduled to remain open. Repairs will take place starting at Sepulveda Blvd. and going westbound, but only on one side of the path at a time. This will allow cyclists to continue using the route, and flaggers and advanced warning signs will be placed at strategic locations to guide riders towards space they can use.

In the unlikely event that a full shutdown of the path becomes necessary, a detour plan will be provided.

How long will this take?

We hope to complete the project in about 4 weeks (from September 25 to about October 20). If that changes, we will provide ample notice.

Thanks for your understanding as we improve this crucial piece of bike infrastructure on the Westside.

If you have questions throughout this process, please contact Abbass Vajar at or 213.972.4965.